Overhead Cranes – Design, Develop, Install and Service

Acculift designs, installs, and services complete lines of overhead building cranes for industrial and manufacturing facilities. If you have a heavy lift we have you covered. We have a team of skilled overhead building crane technicians that provide maintenance, repair, modernization programs, inspections, and parts for overhead crane systems. Our overhead cranes are a part of our comprehensive industrial lifting solutions that can include bridge cranes, gantry cranes, workstation cranes, jib cranes, free standing cranes, and crane kits, plus custom and standard wire rope hoists and end trucks.

We design and install custom overhead crane systems of single or multiple bridges that incorporate the tools you need to improve productivity, speed of operations, and safety.

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Acculift designs overhead cranes in many configurations: top running or under running, single and double girder configurations – whatever best suits our client’s needs. We can provide you with standard, modified standard or custom-engineered material lifting equipment custom designed and installed to suit the specific requirements of your facility.

Types of Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes typically fall into the following categories, with specific benefits to each, and choosing which is right for your facility is dependent on the facility, your goals for the lift, hoist duty cycle, and the wieght of the load itself.

Top Running Double Girder Crane

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Single Girder Underhung Crane

Underhung single girder crane

Top Running Single Girder

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Definition, Applications, and Use

crew installing festooning on 6 ton crane - scissor liftAn overhead building crane consists of parallel runways with a travelling bridge spanning the gap. A hoist or other lifting components of the crane travels along the bridge and can be used to move materials or heavy or awkward tools. Used in maintenance or manufacturing industries, overhead cranes from Acculift are designed and built to suit the environment and their tasks. Below are the key components of an overhead crane.

Bridge – The main travelling structure of the crane spans the width of the bay. The bridge consists of two end trucks and one or two bridge girders.

Bridge Girder – The principal horizontal beam of the crane bridge which supports the trolley and is supported by the end trucks.

End trucks – Located on either side of the span, the end trucks house the wheels on which the entire crane travels. These wheels ride on the runway beam allowing access to the entire length of the bay.

Trolley Hoist – The unit consisting of both the hoist and the trolley frame. In situations where more than one hoist is required on one crane, both hoists can be supplied on a single trolley or on separate trolleys.

Trolley – The trolley carries the hoist across the bay (the workspace) along the bridge girders.

Hoist – The hoist is mounted to the trolley and performs the actual lifting function via a hook or lifting attachment. Wire rope hoists are very durable and will provide long-term, reliable usage. The other type of hoist is chain hoists, used for lower capacity, lighter duty applications.

See our Glossary of Terms for more crane terminology.

As a provider and leader in the building workstation and overhead crane industry, Acculift supplies a wide variety of overhead lifting solutions. Our workstation systems include free-standing work station bridge cranes, ceiling mounted bridge, monorails, and workstation jib cranes.  All of our workstation cranes can be easily integrated with Intelligent Lift Devices for the perfect solution to any of your lifting requirements.

top running bridge crane being handled by underhung overhead crane.

Overhead Crane Experience

building component crane install heavy duty 6 tonneOur certified team has over 35 years of experience specifically in overhead crane installation, service, modernization programs, inspections, and repair. From replacing chain hoists to completely unique heavy-duty crane design and installation, we have you covered from floor to ceiling. Our services range from inspections, repairs, custom installs, to safety training for many brands of overhead cranes including. 

We are available for all of your crane and hoist needs, including emergency crane repair service and yearly inspections. Call us for overhead crane quotes and estimates or crane part quotes.

Use our vast product knowledge to your benefit
and let us help you select the right system for your job.

We are Canada’s leading supplier of high-performance lifting solutions, offering quick delivery and installation times backed by the industry’s best warranty. Contact us today to arrange a consultation, toll-free at 1 888 317 8880. We have offices in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and BC.

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