duty cycle applications,
gantry cranes are proven performers in tough applications where
previously only bridge cranes were considered.
A Gantry Crane May Save You Money
Because gantry cranes ride on the ground rather than on overhead
runways, they don't require a runway structure. Nor do they usually
require concrete foundations. Their installation is fast and simple.
Depending on the environment and application, gantry cranes can
sometimes provide the same material handling capabilities as a comparable
bridge crane system, but with a significant cost savings.
However, not all Gantry Cranes cost less than their bridge crane
counterparts. A gantry crane is a more cost-effective alternative
- You are currently in a leased facility and do not want to make
a major investment in a bridge crane runway structure.
- You may be planning to move the crane in the near future and
want to take your entire investment with you.
- You require a crane system that moves loads between the interior
and exterior of your building.
- You need long runway structures of over 150 feet where the runway
steel and foundation costs are very high.
A combination of the bridge crane and gantry crane. One leg rides
on the floor, while the other side’s end truck rides on a
Unique Trackless Gantry
Unlike most gantry cranes, which run on ASCE rails or inverted angle
iron, US Crane and Hoist offers gantry cranes that are specially
designed to allow both legs to ride directly on a smooth concrete
floor. Thus, the cost and travel barriers normally associate d with
gantry tracks are eliminated. For applications where a smooth, clean
floor is not possible, or in high capacities, our gantry cranes
can ride on a leveled, 1/2" high steel plate. This floor-mounted
plate provides an alternative to a 4" high rail track and still
permits unobstructed access to the cranes’ work area by forklifts,
work carts and personnel.