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. (more…)