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Industrial Overhead Cranes and Their Types

Cranes have had a history of being used in the working landscape since ancient times. Just for your information, the crane was invented in Greece. These machines are suitable for heavy construction work and efficiently carry out all kinds of lifting tasks. When we think of heavy construction work, the first thing that hits our mind is industry. There are cranes that are used especially for industrial purposes known as Industrial Overhead Cranes. The different types of overhead cranes that have been in use are jib crane, monorail, hot crane, etc.

To have a thorough understanding we need to first understand what Industrial Overhead Cranes are. In this blog, we will try to give you easy points so that it remains with you for a longer period of time.

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What is Industrial Overhead Cranes?

Cranes were invented for the working landscape and heavy construction work. Each crane was made to fulfill some purpose, requirement of the user. The cranes used in industries or industrial environment for carrying out lifting tasks were termed Industrial Overhead Cranes.  

Let us now look at the different types of Industrial Overhead Cranes.

What are the different types of Industrial Overhead Cranes?

There are different types of cranes used in the industrial environment. Let us look at the one by one.

1.    EOT Cranes: Electric Overhead Travelling or EOT cranes that are essential for lifting and shifting. EOT cranes can be operated electrically. There is a parallel runway in EOT cranes and the gap is extended across by a traveling bridge. The different types of EOT cranes are Single girder cranes and Double girder cranes.

2.    Jib Cranes: these cranes are pocket-friendly as compared to the other cranes. Jib crane, to be precise, serves various purposes. Jib cranes are strong in nature and can lift heavy weights effortlessly. 

3.    Hot Cranes: Hot cranes are usually found in factories and not on construction sites. Ideally designed to lift and shift heavy materials in factories, are successful in doing their work. Now, these cranes are used to lift heavy metals in the factories. They single-handedly take care of everything from the refining of the metal to the dispatch of the metal.

4.    Gantry Cranes: Gantry cranes are humongous cranes used to handle extremely heavy materials. This Goliath crane has one difference as compared to the regular overhead cranes. There are two or more legs supporting the bridge for carrying trolleys. If a power failure occurs, the mechanical brakes stop the motor preventing the falling of materials. 

Now that you know what industrial overhead cranes are and their types with specifications, it will be easier to choose a crane suitable for your industrial environment.