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Industrial Cranes/Runway Systems

Industrial Overhead Cranes

Industrial Crane Design | Box Girder Cranes | Crane Runway Systems at WiscoLift, Inc

WiscoLift offers a wide variety of structural steel I-beam and fabricated box girder cranes. Every crane is tailored to the needs of our customers and designed to take maximum advantage of available space and to provide performance features that best match each unique application.

Crane are designed and built for CMAA classes C, D, E, F, hot metal and magnet cranes. All of our cranes are fabricated by AWS D1.1 and D14.1 certified welders.   

Our cranes are available in both top running and under running and single and double girder configurations.

WiscoLift works with all the top crane and hoist component manufacturers, for you, this means that we can best match the crane to your company’s brand preferences and to the performance requirements of your material handling applications.

 

Structural Runway Systems

Overhead Industrial Crane Design, Installation, Service & Inspections at WiscoLift, Inc

WiscoLift offers structural runway systems for top running and underrunning bridge cranes in multiple configurations, completely freestanding, braced back and ceiling mounted. All of our runways are fabricated by AWS D1.1 and D14.1 certified welders. Our team of crane specialists will also work with your building supplier or engineer to provide crane loading information where building mounted runways are called for. 

  • Semi-Freestanding Crane Runway - Semi-Freestanding are braced back to the building. if bracing is not appropriate, a Freestanding Header-Braced or Knee-Braced runway would be used.
  • Freestanding Header-Braced Crane Runway – A bridge is on top of the runway. Header is braced to the bridge.
  • Knee-Braced Crane Runway – A diagonal structure that joins a building column to the overhead runway.

Top Running Bridge Cranes

Top running bridge cranes are designed for facilities with low headroom. The system moves above runway on a fixed rail or track system, allowing the end trucks to carry the bridge and hoist along the top of the runway system.  This allows more space between the hook and the ground. These systems can be configured as follows:

  • Manual Overhead Bridge Crane – A Manual Crane involves push/pull operations so is used only when lifting loads are not very heavy.
  • Single Girder Motorized Bridge Crane – A single beam that supports the trolley and is attached to the end trucks.
  • Double Girder Bridge Crane – Two beams that run parallel along the crane runway.

Underrunning Bridge Cranes

In general, underhung bridge cranes are a lot lighter than a top running system and allow for more versatility. Underhung bridge cranes are typically used for lighter applications and are commonly mounted from the ceiling. Interlocks and switches can also be used with a monorail and they can be set-up to transfer a load to an adjacent crane. These systems can be configured as follows:

  • Manual Overhead Bridge Crane – A Manual Crane involves push/pull operations so is used only when lifting loads are not very heavy.
  • Single Girder Motorized Bridge Crane – A single beam that supports the trolley and is attached to the end trucks.
  • Double Girder Bridge Crane – Two beams that run parallel along the crane runway.

 

Overhead Crane System Design at WiscoLift, Inc

Options and Accessories

  • Radio Remote Controls
  • Collision Avoidance System
  • Crane Lights
  • Load Weighing/Load Weight Displays
  • Service Catwalks
  • Crane Safety Zone Lights
Crane Pendants and Accessories at WiscoLift Inc

 

Crane Installation

WiscoLift installation crews, who are all WiscoLift employees, not outside contractors, will personally erect, assemble and install your crane systems. 

Crane Service and Inspections

WiscoLift has developed comprehensive hoist and crane programs to help you achieve full compliance with OSHA inspection and maintenance requirements. OSHA section 1910.179(l)(1) requires all facilities employing hoists and cranes to have a maintenance program in place.  We perform on-site inspections and supply concise and easy to read inspection reports that keep you informed and OSHA-compliant. WiscoLift can design and implement a program for you ensuring compliance and increased productivity.  Our most important mission is helping people work safely!

For questions or more information, please contact our Crane Specialists at csr@wiscolift.com or call us at 800-242-3477.