Basic Questions You Should Ask Before Selecting an Overhead Crane System:
What is the size and shape of the work area you are looking to cover?
- Work Station Cranes offer square/rectangular coverage where Jib Cranes offer circular coverage
Is the crane going to be manual or motorized?
- When load weight or operation frequency makes manual rotation non-economical, impractical, or unsafe motorized rotation may be the answer
What is the type and extent of the structural support available?
- Floor supported, ceiling mounted, or wall/column mounted
What is the capacity of the load?
- "Less is More, Don't Overcrane" - lifting and moving product that weighs 200 lbs. would only require a 250 lb. bridge - don't go overboard with a 500 lb. bridge
What is the crane's environment?
How will the crane be used in daily operation?