Free Standing Workstation Crane Pipe Fabrication Application


Hansen Mechanical is a fabricator of pipes used in construction projects. Many of these pipe assemblies weighed upwards of 3800lbs and were shaped awkwardly. Hansen knew they needed to address these issues and consulted with Fred Volkmann of Precision Crane & Hoist for advice on the best Gorbel product for the job.

The Problem

The workers were moving the product from work cell to work cell after each stage in production. Because of the weight and size of the product, forklifts were needed at each and every stage of production. Not only was this extremely risky from a safety and ergonomics standpoint, but it also considerably slowed production.

The Solution

After seeing what they needed to do, it was determined the freestanding crane system was the best product for the operation. The company installed a freestanding 2 ton bridge crane system with two bridges because it maneuvered easier and was much safer in that operation. The span was 26’ with a 16’ lifting height and the system is 118’ long.