Overhead bridge crane design


Crane design

The design of a crane depends on the customer’s needs in terms of weights to lifted, available spaces, area of installation and the specific local conditions of use.

Once all these aspects have been determined with the customer, the crane can be designed in the most suitable way. Usually, this means making choices on using single beam, double beam, monorail, bridge cranes, etc.

In order to satisfy special needs, sometimes cranes can be equipped with rotating tables or stations, in addition to the usual directions of movement. This enables monorail systems to operate across two areas that are perpendicular in direction one to the other.

Gimeco can also design customized overhead cranes that can simultaneously transport a full and an empty rack, eliminating long transition times in the racking and un-racking areas of the plant.

Designing a crane is not a standard operation. Many cranes seem to be well designed, but the truth is that few of them are really customized to the customer’s specific needs. Being able to customize to specific needs is what makes the difference in Gimeco’s approach.

Gimeco analyses the real needs of each customer in terms of ergonomics and toughness and supplies cranes with features that make maintenance easier: changing wheels and wires, making control panels more accessible, designing accessible and safe suspended walkways to service cranes.

The Devil is in the details, that’s why attention to details is one of Gimeco’s strengths.

Overhead bridge crane design