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Most heavy industrial properties are equipped with overhead cranes

Overhead cranes are a standard fixture in most industrial, manufacturing and assembly environments. Engineered to solve complex material handling applications, motors, control systems, drives, and mechanical components are designed to work together for maximum, flexibility, performance and reliability.

Each industry has stringent performance requirements that may include automation, frequent operating cycles, high speeds and difficult environments. Custom-engineered overhead lifting solutions improve efficiency, productivity, work-site safety and reduce environmental impact.

Types of overhead cranes

  • Bridge cranes, the most common type of overhead crane, consist of girders, trucks, end ties, a walkway and a drive mechanism, which carries the trolley and travels in a direction parallel to the runway.
  • Gantry cranes are a type of overhead crane in which the bridge for carrying the trolley or trolleys is rigidly supported by two or more legs running on fixed rails or a runway.
Bridge Crane Gantry Crane
Bridge Crane Gantry Crane
  • Hoist cranes are a generic type of crane that is capable of lowering and lifting a load. Most cranes have hoists.
  • Jib cranes are designed with the bridge girder, commonly called the “boom,” fixed at one end, allowing the opposite end to cantilever. The fixed end generally is hinged to allow rotation, and the jib can be telescopic.
Hoist Crane Jib Crane
Hoist Crane Jib Crane

The capacity and span of overhead cranes

Crane Type Capacity (up to) Span (up to)
Bridge 300-Ton 200 Feet
Gantry 350-Ton 100 Feet
Hoist 500-Ton  
Jib 5-Ton 20 Feet

Steel service centers require efficient material handling systems

Steel-processing companies rely on the use of cranes for high-capacity utilization in storage facilities for flexibility of product handling and to meet the demands of faster response times.

Located near AK Steel

Steel service centers typically require facilities that have unique requirements which include varying overhead crane capacities, a heavy industrial infrastructure and, usually, rail access. The processes of storing and handling of coils, long bar material and sheet metal have to be performed continuously and reliably.

Looking to relocate or expand your steel service center operations?

Midd Cities Industrial Park offers the largest selection of overhead crane buildings in the Midwest. This facility can accommodate a wide variety of client requirements including buildings that have crane capacities up to 60-tons. Learn more

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Midd Cities Industrial Park
2601 S. Verity Parkway
Middletown, Ohio 45044