Single girder bridge cranes feature end trucks that operate on fixed rails attached to the top flange of runway beams or girders. The hoists are underhung and ride on the lower flange of the bridge beam. Single girder cranes provide a cost effective alternative by using single cross girders rather than double girders. These cranes are motorized and typically feature radio controls.
Double girder bridge cranes feature end trucks that operate on fixed rails attached to the top flange of runway beams or girders. Double girder cranes can provide more lift, because the hoist is placed between the cross girders rather than under them. Therefore, the depth of the cross girder is gained in switching to double girders. Double girder cranes are designed for heavier capacities and often have a continuous duty cycle. These cranes are motorized and typically feature radio controls.
Underhung cranes is a crane with end trucks that ride on the bottom flange of the runway beams. These runway beams are often suspended from the roof, which eliminates the need for extra support columns. This can be advantageous if floor space and the need to reduce obstructions is a major issue in your facility. An underhung crane may even be appropriate with sloped ceilings or multiple crane systems. These cranes can be manual or motorized and can feature radio controls.
PWI has developed an economical alternative to the common workstation crane system. This exclusive PWI design features a lightweight bridge crane with machined poly wheels and precision side guide rollers for optimum performance. This new design also has become a great solution for larger spans where the application generally would have required motorized travel.
Workstation cranes feature an enclosed track design that is more ergonomic than many other crane types. They are designed for the lighter loads, and are exceptionally versatile, and economical enough to be devoted to individual work stations.
PWI offers multiple brands of hoists and trolleys to fit your specific needs. Our team can recommend the right option for you.
PWI is a partner with In-Motion Controls and can offer a variety of features to fit your specific need whether simple or complex. While there is a large range of features and options, you may be surprised at the affordability of making your current or new system more efficient by using one of our radio controls. Call our office today, and one of our salesmen can recommend the right option for you.
PWI is proud to partner with both Conductix and Ductowire to offer the very best electrification options for you.
Whether your application requires a simple single hoist system or a complex system with multiple hoists, inter-locks, or turns, the team at PWI can design a problem free solution that is right for you. Please see info below, or feel free to call a sales rep today.
PWI offers multiple brands of below-the-hook devices, but can also design, engineer, and fabricate to fit your specific needs here in our facility. Call us today to discuss your next lifting requirement.