The niche of crane equipment provides an extremely wide range of options, each of which is designed to perform specific functions. Statistically, bridge cranes are the most commonly used devices (generally speaking, these are the most widely utilised designs as for industrial purposes, capable of solving myriads of problems).
Typically, the choice is made in favor of manual and electric bridge cranes, basic and pendant single girders and double-girder. As a rule, businesses prefer to order custom-made equipment, and the fact is confirmed by statistics: according to Granada Material Handling, a UK-based expert manufacturer of gantry hoist and overhead crane equipment, admits custom orders account for over 50% of projects. The market is quite saturated with the custom supply as the demands vary, and a universal solution is hardly implementable, as much depends on the particular requirements on quality production, delivery, installation, testing and many more.
Naturally, the range of future challenges is pre-negotiated with the client. In the case of individual projects, creating and installing of electric overhead traveling cranes, or any other type, the experts scrutinize particular areas and calculate dimensions of areas where the equipment is going to be utilised. Absolutely all equipment is created and delivered to the customer only after a detailed analysis of working conditions (and their change if applicable). Some businesses prefer ready solutions to custom in aspiration to press for cutting down the operational expenses; however, the cases where purchasing custom single-girder bridge cranes or electric double-girder overhead support with a proper calculation of its usage still remains a more beneficial option from the long run. Nevertheless, regardless of the case, in addition to design, creation and installation of the equipment, the customers take advantage of professional consultations.
Bridge and gantry design and features
Businesses tend to use overhead and gantry hoists in a huge variety of areas. And while an overwhelming majority of bridge crane assembly projects are implemented for confined spaces, the gantry installation is more beneficial for the work carried out in the open areas. The crucial distinction factors between the gantry and bridge construction are quite understandable and get very clear as for mobility. If you are installing a second kind of crane – the bearing one, then – stationary (moving it quickly it to another place is not so easy and it is possible only with the involvement of major teams of specialists). Gantry design, by contrast, can be easily moved from place to place and at the same time fairly quickly. Special attention should be paid to the cost of services. Although the basic prices are available even online, you should keep in mind extra expenses (e.g. on installation services or technological adjustments). Experienced skilled professionals offer clients a full range of services with guarantees and sometimes leasing opportunities. The development of a custom project may take from several weeks to several months, largely depending on the complexity of the working conditions and the sphere of application. Get in touch with Granada Material Handling reps to learn more about the options and that may work for you: from design to budget aspects, consultations are provided free of charge.