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Stooled or Stooling Up An Overhead Gantry Crane.

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.

Stooled Up Kone Crane

5t SWL Stooled Up Kone Crane

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.

 

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