Light crane systems are a great alternative to other lifting mediums, and because of this, are used in many worksites across the country today. Read on below to find out more about our light crane system, and our top tips when purchasing this lifting medium.

What are light crane systems?

Light crane systems are a great choice of lifting medium when other cranes, such as overhead cranes or jib cranes, do not fit the functionality your worksite needs. They are used extensively in production areas, as well as small machine shops and small working areas. They can also be seen on worksites where the more widely used overhead crane is not practical or cost effective.

light crane system

These systems are great for smaller spaces, such as in workshops

At Cranes Direct, we supply floor mounted, ceiling mounted and monorail crane systems, and so are sure we will be able to find something to fit your lifting and lowering needs.

Our top tips when planning a light crane system

Because of the functionality and versatility of these products, there are things to consider before you purchase them. Here, we have supplied some of our top tips and ideas to consider.


Tips when planning a light crane system 1024x768 - Tips and Ideas when Planning a Light Crane System

Here’s some of our top tips for when you are planning a light crane system

Our top 5 tips

  1. Know your SWL limit – our systems have safe working loads (SWLs) ranging form 125kg to 2000kg. When planning your light crane system, decide exactly what is will be used for, and the maximum weight the equipment will be tasked with lifting. You don’t want to overcompensate too much as this keeps the effort of moving the bridge crane to a minimum. More importantly, you don’t want to purchase a crane system with a SWL lower than the weight it will be lifting. This can be extremely hazardous if the equipment fails due to the weight of the load. Refer to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) for more information about SWL, and the proper use of lifting equipment in the workplace
  2. Utilise its modular design – because of the modular design of these systems, we can attach both straight and curved sections to help with lifting tasks across a wide area. These systems can be expanded at any time, thanks to their design. This gives you the freedom of changing the design of the crane over time based on your lifting and lowering needs
  3. Floor or ceiling mounted – because we offer both floor and ceiling mounted models, this system can be adapted to save space in the workplace. If you need more floor space, for example, the ceiling mounted option may be better. Take time to decide what system will best suit your needs
  4. Accessories – we can offer a range of accessories, including hoist trolleys, end stops, and bridge buffers. These accessories, as well as the many more we offer, can help facilitate your lifting operations, so consider what accessories you may need. View our range of crane accessories here
  5. Areas it is going to be used – we offer door swivelling sections with our crane systems, meaning the lifting equipment can lift loads between separate rooms if needs be. This can be handy if you wish to use the machine to carry loads from one area to another around the workplace

Contact us

If you want to find out more about our products, and how they can benefit your lifting operations, please get in touch with our team today. You can find our contact details here.

Image credit: RyanMcGuire and Burak Kebapci

Comments are closed.

Privacy Preference Center


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

__cfduid, __cfduid, __cfduid, __cfduid, __cfduid, __cfduid,wordpress_{hash}, wordpress_logged_in_{hash}, comment_author_{HASH}, comment_author_email_{HASH}, comment_author_url_{HASH}



These cookies are for our Google website user analytics.