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Fixed Overhead Cranes

Cranes Direct are a UK based crane supplier. We can source or bespoke manufacture fixed overhead cranes to your specific requirements for load handling for any industrial application. With a range of overhead cranes for sale, contact us for more information today.

Types of overhead crane available:

Cranes Direct are able to supply an excellent selection of overhead crane systems including those listed below. Overhead cranes are permanently fitted craning systems. Your workplace will need to be altered in order to accommodate them.

Alterations are often minimal, depending on the crane system chosen. Although could take up floor space and obviously roof space. This should be taken into consideration when planning an installation of an overhead crane.

If you do not want a permanently fitted overhead crane but require some type of crane system then take a look at the other crane variations we have on offer.

Custom  Jib cranes can be manufactured by our team. These can be wall / column or floor mounted. These are a semi-permanent type of crane as they can be easily removed.

Cranes Direct also make  A-Frame gantries &   mobile gantry systems which can be moved around the workplace with ease and placed into storage when not needed.

Our customisable light crane systems also give you another option for overhead type cranes. They have smaller dimensions, and so taking up less space. These cranes will not lift supremely heavy loads like a traditional standard overhead crane can.

Single Girder Cranes

Standard single girder cranes/top running overhead cranes offer an economical solution to many applications. They are used in machine shops, steel stockholders and warehouse situations. Mostly built for capacities up to 5000KG safe working loads and with working spans up to 15MTRS wide. These type of overhead crane can usually be fitted to existing building steel work as they have a lighter self weight and can be fitted with a lighter hoist unit as well.

If fitted with an electric chain hoist this would also give you a true vertical lift. This is ideal when loading and unloading precise CNC machines and the like. Whichever electric hoist that is chosen, chain type or wire rope type there is a huge range of hoisting speeds and travel speeds available to suit all applications. If you have a low headroom problem we can also offer an ultra low height hoist unit to help.

All of our overhead cranes are fitted with our standard range of C rail pendant/ power arrangement. Alternatively we can fit our radio control unit for when you need to stand back from when the lift/lower of the item is taking place. This is excellent for when loading and unloading transport lorries with long loads.

Double Girder Cranes

Double girder cranes are used more in applications where a higher safe working load is required together with a wider span. These types of overhead crane are excellent if the application requires the load to be lifted higher. This is due to the fact that the hoist runs across the tops of the crane beams with the bottom block able to lift between crane beams. Our double girder/ top running cranes can also be fitted with maintenance walkways/platforms for ease of maintenance and repairs.

The hoist units that are fitted to this type of crane are commonly known as crab units as they have to span both bridges of the crane. These types of hoist units are very durable, using wire ropes with very high tensile strengths coupled with machined rope drums and rope guides to ensure a perfect fit.

Our double girder overhead cranes can also be fitted with a second/auxiliary hoist to assist with dual point lifts. This can be useful if lifting a long item. As with all cranes we can supply with single speeds, dual speeds or inverter driven to give a smoother lift or travel.

Light Crane Systems

Our light crane systems can make a real difference to the way you work. They are very flexible in terms of movement and with safe working loads of up to 2000KGS. They are usually fitted with electric hoists to aid individual operations over workstations/areas that are not covered by a larger overhead crane. These light overhead crane systems can be fitted to existing steel work. Alternatively they can be suspended from goalpost structures, designed and fitted in the working area.

Most light overhead crane systems are push/pull travel as standard. However they can be fitted with power drives where loads are not possible to handle manually. Light crane systems are mostly manufactured from closed profile construction. This will protect the moving parts from dust and general industrial dirt. All the parts in the main rolling system are bolt together which makes the crane system very easy to install, change and add to as the customer needs.

Under Slung Cranes

Under slung cranes are used more where a standard crane would impose on floor space. These cranes use the existing building structure to support the crane rails that the under slung crane runs on. This gives you the best possible hook path with max ceiling height available. These cranes can be fitted with electric chain hoists or wire rope hoists depending on the application and load required. You just need to remember that the load is being taken on the supporting structure and must be checked to see if it is capable of taking the loads imposed above.

Special Applications

Cranes Direct can call on years of experience when it comes to special application cranes. We can provide very successful solutions to the most unusual lifting problem. Whether it’s high loads or liquid metal transport for the steel industries, automatic cranes for the waste and nuclear industry or high duty for the foundry and scrap industry.

Looking for an overhead crane for sale?

Get in touch with UK based Cranes Direct today

If you’re looking for an overhead crane for sale from a trusted UK supplier, or require more information on our products, contact us today.

Cranes Direct is a friendly, family orientated company based in the heart of the West Midlands making us ideally placed for site visits to the majority of the UK.

When planning for an overhead crane, measurements need to be accurate to ensure they will fit into the required space. So please bear this in mind if you are taking your own measurements, incorrect measurements can be costly to put right.