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Single Girder Crane; Technical Help And Explanation.

A single girder crane is the most commonly used within the UK material handling industry. They offer a number of advantages over double beam cranes, or pillar jib cranes. More importantly they are more economically priced than double girder cranes. Also if your factory roof is pitched the ends of the crane beam can be chamfered, thus gaining extra hook height.

Our crane designers and 3D modelers can plot the angle of the ends of the crane beam. This then matches the pitch of your factory roof, gaining you the all important extra hook height.

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Single girder, or monorail cranes.

We commonly manufacture single girder cranes up to 10 or 12.5t safe working load. Occasionally a larger, but over 10 tonnes or for much wider span cranes double girder cranes are preferred. This is because they help with stability when lifting lively loads on the crane hook.

How Are Single Girder Cranes Powered?

In the UK, overhead cranes are usually powered via 3 phase, 415 volts 50 hertz. The power via the customers own motor rated fused isolator is connected to the buzz bar. A towing arm is mounted normally on the end carriages, a set of buzz bar collectors then moves with the crane as it moves back and forth. To learn more about crane buzz bar systems we supply fit follow this link.

If you did not find the answer you wanted or have more overhead crane related questions please visit our frequently asked EOT crane questions page.


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