Take a walk around any factory and the likelihood is that it will not take too much time before you find a crane in active use. Crane use is high in factories and industrial settings for their ability to manage the movement of heavy loads with considerable ease.

 Overhead crane use in factories

Overhead cranes are very popular in factories as they can reach virtually every corner of the factory. As the name suggests they are overhead and often stretch the entire length of a factory. The crane runs across a horizontal beam which runs across two separated rails, custom-made overhead cranes are common; these can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an individual factory.

 Check out the range of overhead cranes available from Cranes Direct at this link.

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Overhead cranes in use in a modern factory setting

 Jib crane use in factories

Jib cranes are a form of crane which are either fixed to a floor mounted pillar or directly to the wall. The horizontal jib is frequently used in factories and is popular in the lowering, lifting and moving of heavy loads. The range of a jib crane is more restricted but this can be of benefit in accessing small “hard to reach” areas of factories. The 360 degrees rotation capabilities of jib cranes are especially popular. Specialised customised jib cranes can be manufactured to suit specific requirements for different types of factories.

 View the range of jib cranes we stock at this link.

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An overhead crane in use within a steel factory

 Gantry crane use in factories

Gantry cranes are also popularly used in factories for their mobility and flexibility. Gantry cranes are ideal for the lifting of materials in various stages of manufacture around the factory. They are especially suited to the lifting/lowering of smaller loads due to their lower weight bearing capabilities (compared to overhead and jib cranes). Always remember that a mobile gantry crane should NOT be moved whilst under load.

 Check out the Cranes Direct range of mobile lifting gantries and aluminium gantries by clicking on the links provided, these are ideal to use in any factory setting.

 Example factories using cranes

Cranes are suitable to use in a variety of factory settings, examples include:

·         Aerospace and military factories – Cranes are ideal for use in aerospace and military production factories which often involve the movement of enormous heavy parts

·         Car factories – When manufacturing cars there is extensive use of cranes all the way from raw materials to many processes throughout the factory

·         Paper factories – Paper mills use cranes for a number of tasks including paper roller replacement

·         Steel factories – The steel industry extensively uses cranes from the loading of raw materials through the entire process until the finished steel is produced

 Call Cranes Direct today

If you are looking to buy, service or repair a crane in a factory or industrial setting then why not call Cranes Direct today on 01384 76961? We are specialists in the implementation and maintenance of cranes in factories and have worked with numerous happy customers over many years.


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