AG Cranes can offer many solutions to your lifting and material handling issues, as standard, a crane would have the end carriages fixed by either face mount (side fixing) or top mount (fixed under the beam). However a stooled up gantry crane can be a solution to hook height issues. Stooling a crane up will give you extra lifting height without altering you existing gantry system, this is simply achieved by fixing the crane end carriages via a stool, under the main crane beam. This raises the crane bridge beam up higher, therefore giving a greater height of lift (HOL). This is a great and cost effective solution that we have offered to many happy customers in the past.
Below is a Konecranes crane we stooled up to give the client more headroom. This can really save money against having to purchase a new taller factory or against purchasing taller crane support steelwork.
The customers existing free standing gantry system was only 4.4 metres from floor to rail but needed to achieve a 4.6 metre lifting height. As the client had enough headroom in his factory we were able to stool the crane up to achieve the required height of lift, for only a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire gantry system.