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Overhead cranes are hoisting equipment that is horizontally placed over workshops, warehouses and stockyards for material hoisting. Because its two ends sit on tall concrete columns or metal supports, it is shaped like a bridge. The bridge of the bridge crane runs longitudinally along the track laid on the elevated on both sides, which can make full use of the space under the bridge to lift materials without being hindered by ground equipment. It is the most widely used and the largest number of hoisting machinery.
Many industries rely on cranes to do their jobs safely and efficiently. Industrial overhead cranes have many applications even within individual industries. Using a non-removable overhead crane is a great solution if you are dealing with large, heavy or hazardous items, or when working in locations that require immediate immobilization of damaged machinery.
So, what fields are overhead cranes mainly used in? In Kinocranes' view, there are currently six categories of industrial overhead crane applications.
1. Automobiles and Transportation
Transportation In the automotive industry, a common use of overhead cranes is on assembly lines. They move automotive materials along different stations until the final product is fully built, making the assembly line more efficient. In the transport industry, overhead cranes assist in unloading ships. They greatly increase the speed of movement and transport of large items.
Boeing Cranes Aviation is similar to transportation and shipbuilding, with heavy components moved along assembly lines and precisely placed in ongoing construction projects. Cranes in the aviation industry are mainly used in hangars. In this application, overhead cranes are the best choice for moving large and heavy machinery accurately and safely. Additionally, the reliability of overhead cranes makes them the best choice for handling expensive items, as unreliable cranes can cause costly delays.
3. Concrete Manufacturing
Virtually everything in the concrete industry is big and heavy. Due to this fact, overhead cranes make everything easier. They are efficient at handling premixes and preforms and are much safer than using other types of equipment to move these items. In concrete manufacturing, overhead cranes are often used inside factories and gantry cranes are used in storage yards.
4. Metal fabrication
Overhead cranes are an important part of metal manufacturing and are used for a variety of tasks. For example, they can be used to handle raw materials and melting barrels, or to load finished sheet metal. Not only do heavy or oversized materials require the strength of a crane in this application; the crane is also necessary to handle molten metal so workers can maintain a safe distance. Specialized attachments can be added to move different types of metal products, such as spools.
5. Power Plant
Power Plant Image Power plants need to keep running continuously, as any outage can lead to power outages. Therefore, power plants must be able to address any problems that may arise quickly. Overhead cranes are perfect for this application because they stay in place and are ready to go if something goes wrong. They also save valuable work space and provide reliable performance that saves time and money on repairs.
Kinocranes concluded: Due to the size and shape of the vessel, it was complex to build. Moving large, heavy objects around an oddly shaped area is nearly impossible without the right specialized equipment. Overhead cranes can move tools freely around the sloping hull. Most shipbuilding companies use wide-overhead gantry cranes, which are excellent in heavy-duty manufacturing applications.