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Warehouse Overhead Crane

A warehouse overhead crane is a type of material handling equipment commonly used in industrial and warehouse settings to lift and move heavy objects. The warehouse cranes are mounted on an overhead runway system, allowing them to move horizontally along the length of the building and vertically to lift and lower loads. Aicrane offers a wide range of overhead crane solutions for warehouses to suit various work requirements.

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warehouse overhead cranes

Main Types of Warehouse Overhead Crane

Overhead cranes used in warehouses play a crucial role in material handling and storage operations. These cranes are specially designed to efficiently move heavy loads within the warehouse space. To suit various requirements, Aicrane provides different overhead cranes for warehouses, mainly including single girder and double girder overhead cranes.

Single Girder Overhead Cranes for Warehouses

Single Girder Overhead Crane: This type of crane has a single horizontal girder that spans the width of the warehouse. It is typically used for light to moderate lifting and is cost-effective. Single girder cranes are often employed in smaller warehouses or where space is limited. Our single girder overhead cranes mainly consist of AQ-LD type crane, AQ-HD European standard crane, AQ-LX underhung crane, AQ-LB explosion proof crane and more.

AQ-LD single girder crane for Saudi Arabia
AQ-LD Type Overhead Crane
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AQ-HD Type Overhead Crane
AQ-LD overhead crane parameters:

Model AQ-LD
Load capacity 1-25t
Span 7.5-31.5m
Lifting height 6-30m
Lifting speed 0.3-8m/min
Trolley running speed 20m/min
Crane running speed 20m/min
Work duty A3 – A4
Other Provide custom option
AQ-HD overhead crane parameters:

Model AQ-HD
Load capacity 1-20 ton
Span 7.5-28.5m
Lifting height 6-18m
Lifting speed 0.8/5m/min
Hoist running speed 2-20m/min
Crane running speed 3-30m/min
Work duty A5
Other Provide custom option

Double Girder Overhead Cranes for Warehouses

Double Girder Overhead Crane: Double girder cranes have two horizontal girders and provide increased lifting capacity compared to single girder cranes. They are suitable for heavy-duty applications and can handle larger loads. Double girder cranes are commonly used in larger warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Aicrane double girder type warehouse overhead cranes mainly include AQ-QD type crane, AQ-NLH type European crane, AQ-LH hoist crane, AQ-QDX type crane, AQ-QC magnetic crane and so on.

AQ-QD double girder overhead crane for sale
AQ-QD Overhead Crane
AQ-QDX European overhead crane
AQ-QDX Overhead Crane

AQ-QD overhead crane parameters:

Model AQ-QD
Load capacity 5-450 ton
Span 10.5-31.5m
Lifting height 6-24m
Lifting speed 2.1-11.5m/min
Trolley running speed 27-40m/min
Crane running speed 42-75m/min
Work duty A3 – A7
Other Provide custom option

AQ-QDX overhead crane parameters:

Model AQ-QDX
Load capacity 5-320 ton
Span 10.5-31.5m
Lifting height 6-24m
Lifting speed 0.2-10.7m/min
Trolley running speed 2.4-33m/min
Crane running speed 4.2-68m/min
Work duty A3 – A5
Other Provide custom option
AQ-LH series overhead crane
AQ-LH series overhead crane
AQ-NLH European type crane
AQ-NLH European Standard Overhead Crane

AQ-LH hoist overhead crane parameter:

Model AQ-LH
Load capacity 5-50 ton
Span 10.5-31.5m
Lifting height 6-30m
Lifting speed 0.18-8m/min
Trolley running speed 20m/min
Crane running speed 20m/min
Work duty A3 – A4
Other Provide custom option

AQ-NLH European overhead crane parameter:

Model AQ-NLH
Load capacity 5-80 ton
Span 10.5-31.5m
Lifting height 6-18m
Lifting speed 0.4-5m/min
Trolley running speed 2-20m/min
Crane running speed 3-30m/min
Work duty A5
Other Provide custom option

Overhead cranes used in warehouses are essential for efficiently transporting, lifting, and positioning heavy materials and products, contributing to improved warehouse productivity and safety. Additionally, some modern warehouses are incorporating automation and advanced control systems to enhance crane operations and optimize material flow. If you need an overhead crane in warehouse solution for your warehouse, just tell us your requirements to get a suitable recommendation.

Comprehensive Solution – Steel Structure Warehouse & Overhead Crane

An integrated solution for a steel structure warehouse with an overhead crane involves the design, manufacturing, and installation of a warehouse facility that includes a robust steel structure along with an overhead crane system tailored to the specific needs of the warehouse’s operations.

steel structure with overhead crane solution
steel structure with overhead crane solution

We provide the comprehensice solution to meet the requirements of the customers who want to build new warehouses or expand existing warehouses. Our steel structure warehouse designs can be tailored to suit different requirements.

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overhead crane and steel structure solution
steel structrue warehouse with single girder crane
steel structrue warehouse with single girder crane

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Aicrane Overhead Crane Projects

Aicrane has provided many overhead crane in warehouse solutions for various customers to suit different requirements. Our overhead cranes have been exported to many countries and regions including the Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, UAE, Saudi Arabia, US, UK and more. If you would like to know more about, just check the following overhead crane cases.

Overhead Cranes Used in Warehouse for the Philippines

This Philippine customer told us they needed two overhead cranes installed in their warehouse to transfer different heavy materials from one place to another and the materials have different weight. After knowing clearly about the specific requirements, we provided our two European standard overhead cranes for the customer, one is 5 ton single girder overhead crane and another is NLH type double beam 20 ton overhead crane. These two overhead cranes met all their work needs.

European standard overhead cranes for the Philippines
European standard overhead cranes for the Philippines
5ton overhead crane installed
5ton overhead crane installed
20ton overhead crane installed
20ton overhead crane installed

Currently, these two European overhead cranes have completely installed and commissioned in the warehouse and work efficiently and reliably as expected. The customer told us they were very satisfied with our cranes and services and they would cooperate with us once again in the future. We have branch office in the Philippines to serve the customers better, which makes them trust Aicrane more and highly recognize our products.

30 ton Overhead Crane Provided for Nigerian Customer

This Nigerian customer sent us inquiry saying they needed an overhead crane used in their warehouse to transport heavy machinery. After knowing thoroughly about the actual work conditions and specific requirements, we offered out AQ-NLH European type 30 ton overhead crane for them to suit all their needs.

We have local coperative installation team and they have much crane installation experience. As the customer required, they went to the site to install the overhead crane in warehouse for them and they were very satisfied with the service.

AQ-NLH European standard overhead crane for Nigeria
AQ-NLH 30ton overhead crane for Nigeria
30 ton overhead crane commissioning in Nigeria
30 ton overhead crane commissioning in Nigeria

Double Girder 50 ton Overhead Crane and Steel Structure for Chile

For this Chilean customer, we provided an integrated solution – 50 ton overhead crane and steel structure. The 50 ton crane is our AQ-QD double girder overhead crane, which is our hot-sale crane type. Before providing the design and solution, we have communicated with the customer team for many times in order to know completely about their work conditions and requirements and confirm the final solution.

For the crane and steel structure installation, we sent our engineer to the site for installation guidance, the whole installation process went smoothly and the customers spoke highly of our professional service.

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double girder 50 ton crane for Chile
steel structure with 50ton overhead crane
steel structure with 50ton overhead crane

Typical Applications of Overhead Cranes in Warehouse

Overhead cranes play a vital role in warehouse operations by facilitating the movement and handling of heavy loads efficiently and safely. Here are some applications of overhead cranes in warehouses:

  • Loading and Unloading: Overhead cranes are commonly used for loading and unloading materials and products from trucks, trailers, and railcars. They can quickly transfer heavy items between the warehouse and external transportation, reducing the time and labor required for these tasks.
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  • Assembly and Manufacturing: In warehouses that have assembly or manufacturing operations, overhead cranes assist in positioning and assembling heavy components or machinery. They are crucial for maintaining production efficiency.
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  • High-Bay Storage: Overhead cranes are utilized in high-bay storage systems to store and retrieve palletized goods from elevated storage racks. This maximizes vertical storage space and allows for efficient use of warehouse real estate.
  • Mold Handling in Foundries: In foundries, overhead cranes are employed to handle molds, pour molten metal, and transport castings. These cranes are essential for the casting and metalworking industry.
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  • Paper Roll Handling: Warehouses storing paper rolls, such as those in the printing and paper manufacturing industry, rely on overhead cranes to lift and transport these heavy and bulky rolls.
  • Maintenance and Repair: Overhead cranes assist in moving heavy equipment or machinery for maintenance, repairs, and installation tasks, ensuring that warehouse operations run smoothly.
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  • Waste Management: Overhead cranes are used in waste management facilities within warehouses to handle and transport waste materials to appropriate disposal or recycling areas.
  • Specialized Material Handling: Depending on the warehouse’s specific needs, overhead cranes can be equipped with specialized attachments such as magnets, grabs, and hooks to handle a wide range of materials, including steel coils, concrete blocks, and bulk materials.
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Overall, overhead cranes enhance warehouse efficiency, reduce labor costs, improve safety, and enable warehouses to handle heavy loads and materials that would be challenging or impossible to manage using manual methods. They are a crucial component of modern warehousing and distribution operations.

Main Components of A Warehouse Overhead Crane System

A warehouse overhead crane system consists of several key components that work together to facilitate the movement and lifting of heavy loads within a warehouse or industrial facility. Here are the main components of a typical warehouse crane system:

  • Bridge Girder: The bridge girder, often referred to simply as the bridge, is the horizontal beam that spans the width of the crane runway. It serves as the primary support structure for the entire crane system.
  • Trolley: The trolley is a wheeled mechanism that moves horizontally along the bridge girder. It carries the hoist and load, allowing for precise positioning of heavy objects within the warehouse.
  • Hoist: The hoist is the lifting component of the crane, and it is mounted on the trolley. It consists of a drum or winch that winds and unwinds wire rope or chain, enabling the crane to raise or lower loads.
  • Runway Rails: The runway rails are fixed tracks or rails installed on the ceiling or on a structural support system. These rails provide the guiding path for the crane to move horizontally along the length of the warehouse.
  • End Trucks: End trucks are mounted at both ends of the bridge girder and house the wheels that run along the runway rails. They enable the bridge to move smoothly along the length of the warehouse.
  • Control System: The control system is the interface through which an operator or a control system manages the crane’s movements. It includes various controls, such as pendant controls, radio remote controls, or cabin-based controls, allowing operators to maneuver the crane, lift and lower loads, and control hoist movement.
  • Power Supply: Overhead cranes require a power supply, usually in the form of electricity, to operate. Some cranes may have additional power sources, such as diesel generators, for use in outdoor or remote applications.
  • Safety Features: Safety features are crucial components of any warehouse crane system and include limit switches, overload protection systems, emergency stop buttons, and audible/visual warning systems. These features help ensure safe crane operation and protect against accidents.
  • Load Attachment: The load attachment is the device or hook used to secure the load being lifted. It can be a simple hook or specialized attachments like magnets, grabs, or spreader bars, depending on the type of load being handled.
  • Structural Supports: The warehouse overhead crane system relies on the structural supports of the building or additional support structures to bear the weight of the crane, its components, and the loads it lifts. These supports are essential for the safety and stability of the crane.
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overhead crane structure

How to Choose a Suitable Overhead Crane for a Warehouse

Choosing a suitable overhead crane for a warehouse requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure that the crane meets the specific lifting and material handling needs. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you choose the right warehouse bridge crane solution:

  • Determine Your Lifting Requirements: Identify the maximum weight and dimensions of the heaviest loads you will need to lift. Consider both the weight of the load and any additional factors, such as load distribution or lifting attachments.
  • Consider the Lifting Height: Determine the maximum height to which you need to lift loads. Ensure that the crane’s lift capacity and hook path can reach the required height.
  • Assess the Working Environment: Consider the environmental conditions in your warehouse, including temperature, humidity, and potential exposure to corrosive substances. If your warehouse operates in extreme conditions, you may need to select a crane designed for such environments, for example explosion proof crane.
  • Analyze the Frequency of Use: Evaluate how often you will use the crane. Will it be used for occasional heavy lifts or continuous production operations? This will help determine the crane’s duty cycle.
  • Determine Crane Type: Choose the appropriate type of warehouse bridge crane based on your needs. Common types include single girder crane, double girder crane, top running overhead crane, underslung crane and other types.
  • Consider Speed and Control: Determine the required lifting and travel speeds based on your operational efficiency and productivity goals. Decide on the control method, such as manual pendant controls, radio remote controls, or cabin-based controls, depending on operator preferences and safety considerations.
  • Select the Hoist Type: Choose a hoist type that matches your load-handling needs. Common hoist types include electric wire rope hoists and electric chain hoists. Consider whether you need specialized hoists or lifting attachments for specific applications, like magnet attachments for handling metals.
  • Evaluate Safety Features: Ensure the crane comes with essential safety features, including limit switches, overload protection, emergency stop buttons, and warning systems. Verify that the crane complies with safety standards and regulations in your region.
  • Budget Considerations: Determine your budget for the overhead crane system, including installation, maintenance, and ongoing operational costs. Be prepared to invest in quality equipment and consider the total cost of ownership over the crane’s lifespan.
  • Finalize Your Selection: After carefully considering these factors, make a final selection based on the crane type, specifications, and supplier that best align with your warehouse’s needs and budget.

Choosing the right overhead crane for your warehouse is a critical decision that can significantly impact your operations’ efficiency and safety. Taking the time to thoroughly assess your requirements and consulting with experts can help you make an informed choice and ensure that the crane system meets your expectations.

Aicrane – Your Reliable Partner for Cost-effective Crane Solutions

  • Experience and Expertise: Aicrane has a history of experience and expertise in the design, manufacturing, and installation of overhead cranes and material handling equipment. Our knowledge can contribute to the quality and reliability of the products.
  • Quality and Safety: We prioritize the quality and safety of our crane equipment. We adhere to industry standards and regulations to ensure that our overhead cranes meet or exceed safety requirements.
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  • Customization: Aicrane offers a range of crane types and configurations to suit various industrial and warehouse applications. We also provide customization options to tailor the crane equipment to the specific needs.
  • Reliability: Choosing a well-established overhead crane manufacturer means better reliability and durability of the equipment. Reliability is crucial for minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity.
  • After-Sales Support: Aicrane offers comprehensive after-sales support, including installation, maintenance, and technical assistance. Good customer support can help ensure the smooth operation and longevity of the crane system.
  • Competitive Pricing: While quality is important, as a reputable crane manufacturer, we offer competitive pricing to ensure that customers get value for their investment.
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  • Innovation: We keep on investing in research and development to incorporate the latest technological advancements into their equipment. This can lead to more efficient and advanced crane systems.
  • Sustainability: Aicrane focuses on sustainable practices and environmentally friendly design options, which can align with your organization’s sustainability goals.

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