Bridge Cranes 2018-07-17T08:33:53+00:00

Bridge Cranes

Bridge Cranes are typically designed for applications that require higher lifting capacities and or larger bridge spans. This style of crane comes in one of two design options; Top Running or Underhung. A Top Running Bridge Crane travels the top flange of a runway via guide rail known as Square Rail or ASCE Rail. An Underhung Bridge Crane travels the bottom flange of a runway. Although a bridge crane is less flexible and more perplex to use, the runway design is a good solution for facilities that have low headroom.

Bridge Cranes come in many different shapes and sizes. With options for either Manual, Geared or Motorized each application has different needs with opportunities to protect your budget by selecting the correct material handling solution.

Top Running Bridge Cranes

Designed more for the heavier lifting in the range of 20 tons or more, top running cranes are less flexible and more perplex to use. Top running crane runways are good for facilities that have low headroom, because the system moves above the runway which allows for extra headroom. A rail is installed on top of the runway beams, and the wheels ride on the rail rather than directly on the runway beams.

Manual Overhead Bridge Crane

Push/pull or hand chain bridge cranes are the most cost effective solution of the top running bridge crane options. This bridge crane style is limited to a 5 ton capacity due to the man power it would take to lift and/or move a load of that weight.

Top Running Single Girder Motorized Bridge Crane

MHiPros offers a variety of top running single girder overhead cranes built specifically for your needs. We have the capability to design, build, install and service your equipment and qualified staff to help every step of the way.

Underhung Bridge Cranes

Generally a lot lighter than a top running system, under hung crane runways allows for more versatility usability. Underhung runways can be ceiling mounted because of being dramatically lighter. Also they have the ability to run side-by-side without interfering with one another. Another mechanical advantage that under hung crane systems have is that they can be interlocked together. By locking the adjacent ends of two cranes together an operator can transfer the load from one system to another. They can also interlock with monorails to allow for the transferring of material along a fixed path.

Underhung Single Girder Motorized Bridge Crane

These overhead bridge cranes are ruggedly designed CMAA class C duty units (lighter and heaver duty cranes are available) see CMAA crane classification information to determine which class crane best fits your needs. MHiPros bridge cranes are equipped with standard features that are optional on competitors’ cranes. Some options that may be included electronic soft start, side guide rollers on bridge crane end trucks, variable and 2 speed controls, free travelling pendant station and rubber bridge crane bumpers.


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