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Bridge Cranes

Overhead bridge cranes are heavy duty material handling equipment. They allow for heavy material to be moved in all three axis within the bridge span. The bridge crane travels along an overhead runway system consisting of two parallel beams. These can be standalone or part of the existing structure. The trolley and hoists travel along the bridge itself.

  • Single Girder cranes are cost effective and can handle lighter loads and speeds. They only require a single bridge beam which means less dead weight on the structure.
  • Double Girder Cranes are made for heavier loads and higher speeds, they can handle much greater spans.
  • Under Hung  Cranes allow the crane to be installed in an area where there is less overhead room, the crane runs below the mounted runways.
  • Top Running Cranes offer heavy load capacity and run on top of the mounted runway beams.


The main components of a Bridge Crane include the bridge (horizontal beam), end trucks (which move the bridge along the runways), hoist (for vertical lifting), and controls (for operating the crane).
Bridge Cranes are widely used in various industries such as manufacturing, construction, logistics, automotive, and steel production. They are essential for lifting and moving heavy materials efficiently.
Bridge Cranes come in a range of lifting capacities, from small units capable of lifting a few hundred kilograms to large cranes with capacities exceeding 100 tons. The choice depends on the specific requirements of the application.
Bridge Cranes can be operated manually, through pendant controls, radio controls, or through a cabin where an operator oversees the lifting and movement of loads. Modern systems often incorporate automation and safety features.
Yes, Bridge Cranes are highly customizable to suit specific applications. They can be tailored for various spans, lifting heights, and load capacities. Customization ensures optimal performance and efficiency.

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