Here at Cranes Direct we stock four types of overhead cranes; a single girder, double girder, underslung and special application. Each has its own unique array of benefits and advantages, and has been specifically designed for particular situations. To help explain more on one of these types, the single girder over head cranes, we have compiled this short guide.

What are single girder over head cranes?

As its name might suggest, this is a lifting apparatus which has one main beam or bridge to form its structure, along which hoisting equipment can run for lifting and lowering operations.

The main beam is able to travel, unlike other cranes which have a fixed runway beam, as it has motor-driven carriages at the end of either side of the bridge. This means that the beam, which can be placed on the supporting structure of the building that it is operating in, can move alongside the length of your workspace. This allows for lifting in almost all places, as both the crane itself, and the hoisting equipment used with it, can move horizontally.

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Some of our large, overhead cranes

This type of crane is typically light, meaning it is more than safe to be fitted to the structure of your building. Should you work in a space that has a low ceiling, there are also low height hoist units which can help too.

What applications are they used for?

As it only has one bridge, unlike its double-girder counterpart, it is more suited to lighter lifting applications. The maximum weight limit for these applications is usually around 25 tonnes.
We find that a single girder overhead crane is most popular with steel stock holders who wish to move big steel sections, but we also find they have common usage in machine shops or storage centres such as warehouses.

They allow for the quick and efficient handling and moving of large, and sometimes odd-shaped loads, so offer benefits to many industries.

What do you stock at Cranes Direct?

We offer two types:

  • The LX version, which is better for lighter lifting applications. These have a safe working load (SWL) of five tonnes.
  • The ZX version, better for heavier lifting applications, and with a SWL of up to 25 tonnes

As the single version only has one beam, they typically take up much less space than a double girder version, and also help to reduce on costs too. We often supply an electric hoist alongside our single girder products, perfectly suited to work with the equipment for efficient and safe applications.

Our electric hoists are effective, require little to no maintenance, and are highly cost-effective.

To operate this equipment, you will be provided with either a buttoned controller, or a radio controller.

Are you looking for more information on single girder over head cranes?

If you want to find out more about this type of crane, another one of the overhead variety, or perhaps another product entirely, then we would be more than happy to help. Please get in contact with us here.

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