Overhead cranes are pretty amazing machines that have come to be quite popular in use in manufacturing and shop operations. Overhead cranes hold a few serious benefits over any other crane type. The biggest of these being efficiency and relatively little downtime compared with other crane types.
An overhead crane, also known as a bridge crane, is significantly more efficient than other types of mobile cranes. The primary reason for this is two-fold. First, is the use of electricity for transport of the load rather than a gasoline engine moving the mobile crane.
An overhead crane is significantly more reliable than mobile crane types. Overhead cranes are very simple machines consisting of not much more than a few steel girders and an electrical hoist. Because of it’s simple design, overhead cranes require much less downtime due to maintenance and breakdowns.
Overhead cranes are primarily used in manufacturing and other industrial operations. Companies like Crane-Tec engineer and build overhead bridge and runway cranes for these industrial and manufacturing operations. Industrial and manufacturing operations require the line to be running nearly 24/7/365, with every minute of downtime resulting in major profit losses. The efficiency and low downtime associated with overhead cranes allows manufacturing and industrial operations to reduce downtime resulting in increased profits.