A gantry crane or an overhead crane is a very technical choice

Overhead crane

Choosing between an overhead and a jib crane

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A very diversified range of handling and lifting equipment:



Handling gantry

The overhead crane

Whatever its configuration, this lifting equipment will always consist of one or of two parallel girders joined together by two end-carriages, one at each end of the girder or girders. This forms a quadrangle and is the structure of the overhead crane. The only thing that differs between the fixed and the suspended overhead crane is the design of the end-carriages and the long-travel wheels. The first will roll on the rails, while the second will be suspended by the long-travel wheels under the rails.



Handling gantry

This type of lifting device is installed when installing a frame with rails is technically complicated and restrictive. It is used in storage areas for raw materials, finished products, containers, etc... To simplify, we can say that it is an overhead crane with legs, but it travels along a track on the floor. The semi-gantry has handling gantry characteristics, as one part will travel on a track on the floor, and the other part will travel on a track at height as the overhead crane.



The jib crane

This is also part of the family of lifting devices. Its use is much more limited than the other devices mentioned above. Consisting of an arm fixed at one end and on an axis, the jib crane moves only by drawing an arc of a circle around its axis. The "wall" jib crane can be fixed to a wall or a building frame pole. This is called a wall-mounted crane. When there is no way to fix it as previously mentioned, it will be designed with a shaft or column and this will be fixed directly to the ground, either with chemical anchors if possible and if the load is not too heavy, or otherwise a reinforced concrete holder will have to be constructed with anchoring rods to fix the lifting bracket.



The electric hoist

The lifting devices mentioned above are of no use if they do not have a lifting method. The electric hoist is the device that lifts loads with its hook.


There are several families of electric hoist: