Bridge cranes have several industrial uses and they run on an elevated runway system that can extend along the length of a whole factory. They are very useful for various manufacturing requirements and they have three axes of motion. Bridge cranes allow for fewer obstructions on the factory floor and they have increased flexibility that allows them to have more control over the load. They don’t require any attachments to columns and they take up minimal floor space, allowing other manufacturing processes to continue on the ground level.
Bridge cranes offer more usable floor space
One of the main reasons why manufacturers and other facilities purchase bridge cranes is to increase the amount of available production space. This can be very important when space is limited due to large machinery or other equipment that takes up ground level space. Bridge cranes allow for manufacturing to continue in spite of limited space, and can serve many different purposes in industrial settings. There are a few different types of bridge cranes, including top running, workstation and under running bridge cranes, and each type features a different construction.
They are available in multiple configurations
Along with there being several types of bridge cranes, there are also multiple configurations available such as the electric overhead traveling crane and the rotary overhead crane. The electric overhead traveling crane (EOT) is the most common type of bridge crane and it can be found in many factories throughout the world. They can be operated using a remote pendant, a control pendant or they can be operated directly from the crane inside an operator cabin. Rotary overhead cranes have one side of their bridge mounted on a pivot and the other side is mounted on a track which offers improvements compared to other types of cranes like jib cranes.
They are used in steel refinement
One of the most common industrial uses of these cranes is for steel refinement, as steel factories often need a large amount of floor space for operations. The cranes can manage the production of steel throughout the entire production process which is why they are commonly used for steel refinement, and their features and capability to allow more floor space make them common at steel refinement companies and other metal refiners. They are also used to produce heavy equipment such as trucks, cars, and other large and small vehicles, and their features and safety continually improve each year with new model releases.