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Overhead Crane

An overhead crane, also known as a bridge crane, is a type of material handling equipment that moves loads horizontally along a runway. Overhead cranes are widely used in various industries for lifting, moving, and positioning heavy loads within a designated working area. Get to know for about Aicrane overhead crane solutions from the following parts while you are searching for a suitable one.

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Overhead Crane Solutions Provided by Aicrane

Aicrane offers different overhead cranes, each designed to meet specific lifting and material handling needs in different industries. The choice of overhead crane type depends on factors such as the weight and size of the loads, the working environment, and the required precision of movement.

Single Girder Overhead Cranes

This type of overhead crane has a single horizontal girder that supports the hoist and trolley. Single girder cranes are suitable for lighter loads and are often used in facilities with lower lifting requirements. This type of crane can be top running style or underhung crane style to match different needs.

AQ-LD type crane
AQ-LD single girder overhead crane
AQ-HD European crane
AQ-HD European standard single girder crane
AQ-NLX underhung crane for sale
AQ-NLX underhung crane for sale

Double Girder Overhead Cranes

Double girder cranes have two horizontal girders that provide increased stability and higher lifting capacities compared to single girder cranes. They are suitable for heavier loads and applications where precision and reliability are essential. We mainly provide AQ-QD type crane, AQ-LH type crane, AQ-NLH type European crane, AQ-QZ type grab crane, AQ-YZ foundry crane and other types of double girder overhead cranes.

AQ-LH double girder hoist crane
AQ-LH double girder hoist crane
AQ-NLH European type crane
AQ-NLH European type crane
AQ-QD type crane for sale
AQ-QD double girder overhead crane for sale
AQ-QZ type grab crane
AQ-QZ overhead grab crane
AQ-YZ foundry crane for ladle handling
AQ-YZ foundry crane for ladle handling

Customer Cases – Overhead Cranes for Sale Worldwide

Aicrane overhead cranes have been exported to various countries and regions and our cranes have been highly recognized by our customers. Check the following customers cases for your reference while you are looking for an overhead crane for your business now.

50 ton Overhead Crane and Steel Structure for Chile

For this Chilean customer, we provided an integrated solution – steel structure workshop with a 50 ton overhead crane. The customer needed the overhead crane to transfer heavy components in the maintenance workshop.

steel structure with 50ton overhead crane
steel structure with 50ton overhead crane
crane steel structure installation
crane steel structure installation

For the installation, we sent our professional engineer to the site for the workshop steel structure and crane installation guidance, with our help, the whole installation process wento smoothly and safely, and we helped d0 the overhead crane commissioning after the installation to ensure the reliable work performance.

overhead crane 50ton for Chile
overhead crane 50ton for Chile
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overhead crane installation

Double Girder Overhead Cranes for Our Nigerian Customer

For this Nigerian customer, we provided two sets of double girder overhead crane, and the two cranes are European standard overhead cranes. The load capacity of one crane is 25 ton and that of another one is 16 ton, and the span of the two cranes is 17.5m and the lifting height of them is 8m.

These two double girder bridge cranes have been completely installed in our customer’s machinery processing workshop used to transport steel coils and other steel components. Currently, the two cranes have finished the commissioning and work reliably in the workshop and the customer was satisfied with Aicrane products.

double girder overhead crane for Nigeria
overhead crane for Nigeria

Overhead European Cranes for the Philippines

After receiving the inquiry from the customer, our project consultant contacted the customer quickly to know well about their requirements. With thorough communications, we knew the whole work conditions and specific needs. We provided two overhead cranes for the Philippines to suit their work requirements, one is single girder 5 ton overhead crane and another one is double girder 20 ton overhead crane, and both of them are our European standard cranes.

European standard overhead cranes for the Philippines
European standard overhead cranes for the Philippines
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5ton overhead crane for the Philippines
20ton overhead crane for Philippine customer
20ton overhead crane for Philippine customer

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Applications of Overhead Bridge Crane Across Various Industries

Overhead cranes find wide applications across various industries, providing efficient and reliable solutions for lifting, moving, and positioning heavy loads. The versatility of overhead cranes makes them essential in a wide range of industrial processes. Check the following common applications for your reference.

For Manufacturing

Overhead cranes are used for lifting and transporting heavy machinery, raw materials, and finished products within manufacturing facilities.

crane for manufacturing and processing industry
overhead crane for manufacturing and processing industry

For Steel and Metal Processing

Industries involved in steel and metal processing use overhead cranes for handling raw materials, transporting semi-finished products, and managing heavy metal coils.

 crane used for steel mill
double girder bridge crane used for steel mill

For Mining and Quarrying

Bridge cranes are used in mining operations for lifting and moving heavy loads, such as ore and equipment. They facilitate the extraction and transportation of minerals in mining and quarrying applications.

overhead crane used in mining industry
overhead crane used in mining industry

For Power Plants

Overhead cranes are employed in power generation facilities for the installation, maintenance, and repair of heavy equipment, including turbines, generators, and transformers.

double beam overhead crane used in power station

For Warehousing and Logistics

Overhead cranes play an important role in warehouses and logistics centers for loading and unloading heavy goods, pallets, and containers.

overhead crane used in warehouse

For Paper and Pulp Industry

Overhead cranes assist in the paper and pulp industry for handling large rolls of paper, raw materials, and machinery. Specialized cranes may be used for lifting and transporting heavy loads in paper mills.

overhead crane for paper industry

For Foundries and Metal Casting

Overhead cranes are applied in foundries for handling molten metal, molds, and heavy castings. They guarantee the efficiency and safety of metal casting processes.

crane for foundry industry

Advantages of Using Overhead Crane

  • Heavy Lifting Capability: Overhead bridge cranes are designed for heavy lifting and can handle substantial loads, making them ideal for industrial applications where large and bulky materials need to be lifted and transferred.
  • Versatility: The cranes offer versatility in terms of movement. They can travel along the length of the bridge, move horizontally on the rails, and lift loads vertically, providing a comprehensive range of motion.
  • Efficiency: Overhead bridge cranes contribute to operational efficiency by facilitating faster and more controlled movement of materials within a facility. This can lead to increased productivity and reduced downtime.
  • Optimized Use of Space: Overhead cranes operate in the overhead space of a facility, leaving the floor clear for other activities. This optimized use of space is particularly beneficial in busy industrial environments where floor space is valuable.
  • Improved Safety: Overhead bridge cranes are equipped with safety features such as limit switches, overload protection, and emergency stop systems. This ensures safer operations by reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Reduced Manual Labor: The use of overhead cranes minimizes the need for manual labor in lifting and moving heavy objects. This not only enhances safety but also reduces the physical strain on workers.
  • Customization: Overhead bridge cranes can be customized to suit specific operational requirements. Different lifting capacities, spans, and hoist configurations can be tailored to meet the unique needs of various industries.
  • Cost-Effective for Heavy Loads: While the initial investment might be significant, overhead bridge cranes can be cost-effective in the long run, especially for industries regularly dealing with heavy loads. They offer a reliable and durable solution for continuous heavy-duty operations.

Overhead Crane Price

An overhead crane price can vary widely based on several factors, including its capacity, span, lifting height, features, and the specific requirements of the application. Additionally, the cost can be influenced by the manufacturer, geographic location, and any customization needed for the crane.

Single girder overhead crane prices:
Crane Model Span Range Price Range
AQ-LD 5 ~ 20 ton overhead crane 7.5m ~ 31.5m 3000 USD ~ 13,000 USD
AQ-HD 5 ~ 20 ton overhead crane 7.5m ~ 22.5m 6600 USD ~ 24,000 USD
AQ-LX 5 ~ 10 ton crane 7.5m ~ 22.5m 3000 USD ~ 7900 USD
Double girder overhead crane prices:
Crane Model Span Range Price Range
AQ-QD 10 ~ 50 ton overhead crane 10.5m ~ 31.5m 16,000 USD ~ 70,000 USD
AQ-LH 10 ~ 50 ton overhead crane 10.5m ~ 31.5m 10,000 USD ~ 57,000 USD
AQ-NLH 10 ~ 50 ton overhead crane 10.5m ~ 31.5m 15,400 USD ~ 70,000 USD
AQ-QZ 10 ~ 20 ton grab crane 10.5m ~ 31.5m 29,000 USD ~ 100,000 USD
AQ-QDY 16 ~ 100 ton foundry crane 10.5m ~ 31.5m 35,000 USD ~ 320,000 USD

It’s important to note that these are rough estimates, and actual prices can vary. Customizations, such as special lifting attachments, automation features, or specific industry requirements, can add to the overall cost. Additionally, the installation costs, including the cost of the runway structure, electrical work, and any modifications to the facility, should be considered.

Main Components of Overhead Crane

  • 1. Bridge or Girders: The bridge is the horizontal beam or framework that spans the width of the working area. It supports the hoist and trolley and moves along the runways.
  • 2. End Trucks: End trucks are located at each end of the bridge and house the wheels on which the bridge travels along the runway. End trucks can be motorized for powered movement or manually operated.
  • 3. Runway: The runway is a system of rails or beams on which the bridge travels. It is typically installed at an elevated level, either on the building’s support structure or on freestanding columns.
  • 4. Hoist: The hoist is the lifting mechanism mounted on the bridge. It consists of a motor, a drum or lift wheel, and a hook or other lifting attachment. The hoist raises and lowers the load.
  • 5. Trolley: The trolley is a mechanism that moves horizontally along the bridge, allowing the load to be positioned precisely within the working area.
  • 6. Controls: Overhead cranes are operated using a control system, which can be located in an operator’s cabin or through a remote control device. The controls manage the movement of the bridge, trolley, and hoist.
  • 7. Operator’s Cabin: The operator’s cabin is a control station mounted on the bridge or located nearby. It provides the crane operator with a clear view of the working area and houses the controls for operating the crane.
  • 8. Power Supply: Overhead cranes can be powered by electricity or other sources such as diesel engines. The power supply provides energy to the crane’s motors for lifting, traversing, and other operations.
  • 9. Braking System: A braking system is crucial for controlling and stopping the movement of the crane. It helps to ensure that the crane can hold a load securely and stop precisely when required.
  • 10. Safety Features: Overhead cranes are equipped with safety features such as limit switches, overload protection, and emergency stop systems to ensure safe operations.
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overhead crane structure

How to Select a Reputable Overhead Crane Manufacturer

  • Define Your Requirements: Clearly outline your lifting requirements, including load capacity, span, lifting height, and the specific needs of your application. Consider any special features or customizations required for your operation.
  • Check Certification and Compliance: Ensure that the overhead crane manufacturer complies with international and industry-specific standards for cranes. Check for certifications like ISO 9001 for quality management systems.
  • Evaluate Experience and Expertise: Assess the manufacturer’s experience in producing overhead cranes and their expertise in designing solutions for your specific industry or application.
  • Review Product Range: Examine the crane manufacturer’s product range to ensure they offer a variety of crane types and configurations. Determine if they provide standard models as well as custom solutions to meet your unique requirements.
  • Check Safety Features: Ensure that the manufacturer integrates advanced safety features into their crane designs, including overload protection, emergency braking, and anti-sway technology etc.
  • Customer Support and Service: Assess the level of customer support provided by the manufacturer. This includes pre-sales assistance, installation support, and after-sales service.
  • Visit Facilities and Showrooms: If possible, visit the manufacturer’s facilities or showrooms to assess their production capabilities, quality control processes, and the overall quality of their products.
  • Request References: Ask the manufacturer for references from past clients who have similar crane installations. Contact these references to gain insights into their experiences with the manufacturer.
  • Check Warranty and Terms: Review the warranty offered by the manufacturer and the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement. Ensure that all aspects of the agreement are transparent and clearly defined.
  • Evaluate Financial Stability: Consider the financial stability of the overhead crane manufacturer. A financially sound company is more likely to provide ongoing support and fulfill warranty commitments.

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