Overhead Crane Systems

Whether your material handling needs are light-duty or large-capacity, our engineers can handle your custom lifting solution.

Crane Systems that work for you.

Adding a crane to your facility’s workflow can make a huge impact. At BTI, we are here to help you with your custom overhead crane configuration and navigate your specific needs smoothly and efficiently. Its our years of expertise and dedication to quality service that can help you maximize your crane’s value.

And a partner that does too.

Our professional installation team stays one step ahead and makes the installation process streamlined and efficient so that you can start putting your investment to use. As your equipment becomes a trusted part of your facility, our service and repair team can help protect your business’s investment for years to come.

Benefits of an Overhead Crane System

Reduce environmental impact
Saving energy and space can pay off too.

Reduce workplace accidents

Greater control and management of lifting operations

Reduce material handling damage

Equipment specified to handle the task means damage and waste shrink.

Reduce liability from repetitive motion injury

Proper lifting solutions keep your team safe and operational.

Lower operating costs

Reduce man hours and increase efficiency to streamline production and handling costs

Increase workflow productivity

By streamlining handling processes, you can see KPIs improve.

What to Expect

Are you ready to discuss a solution that meets your needs?
We can make it simple and straightforward.

A member of engineering team can help you evaluate your options and find the best lifting solution for you.

Through this process you will discuss:

  • Requirements Audit
  • Design Consultation
  • Quote and Design Approval
  • Installation and Load Test
  • Scheduled Inspections to Meet Customer Requirements

Types of Overhead Cranes

Bridge Cranes

What is a bridge crane?

A bridge crane is built into the structure of the building and relies on two parallel runways. These runways support a bridge (single or double configuration) which can move along the distance of the runways. Within the bridge, a trolley and hoist move along the bridge.

Typical Uses

Bridge cranes are used for incoming material and plant operations but can be used for multiple material handling applications.

Gantry Cranes

What is a gantry crane?

A gantry crane is designed to travel on floor-mounted rails. These rails are parallel and can be embedded into the floor or riding on casters. Otherwise, a gantry crane is similar to a bridge crane, using a bridge, trolley and hoist to provide positioning flexibility.

Typical Uses

Gantry cranes are typically used for job shop applications or for secondary application under a bridge crane.

Jib Cranes

What is a jib crane?

Jib cranes are unique from the other mentioned here, because they are typically mounted to stationary position, such as a column, pier or wall and setup to rotate and provide handling maneuverability up to 360°. This configuration provides an excellent solution for lifting and maneuvering in a tight radius. Jib cranes are a space-conscious, economical and flexible crane solution.

Typical Uses

Jib cranes are often used when there are space limitations and material can be easily picked and dropped off.

Monorail Cranes

What is a monorail crane?

A monorail crane typically relies on an existing building support (I-Beam) that is most often used in the ceiling structure but can be free standing. The monorail trolley is design to run on the bottom flange of the I-beam.

Typical Uses

Monorail cranes are often used for material transport when a specific path can be followed for pickup and drop off.

Workstation Cranes

What is a workstation crane?

Workstation cranes are most often selected for light-duty, high-repetition solutions where lifting capacity needs are less, and flexibility and maneuverability are key. These units can be utilized in small work spaces and provide relief and increased productivity for task-oriented handling.

Typical Uses

Workstation cranes are often used to cover a workstation and allows for pick and place assembly operation.

Classes of Overhead Cranes

Class A Cranes

Infrequent service, serving on standby

Cranes rated for this service class are suited for situations where slow lifting and maneuvering speeds and long idle periods are required between lifts. This is the lightest duty cycle crane class.

Class C Cranes

Moderate service

This class of cranes is defined as handling loads which average 50% of the crane’s rated capacity. Increasing in frequency from the previous class, it is rated for 5-10 lifts per hour and averaging distances of 15 feet per lift.

Class E Cranes

Severe Service

Service requirements for this class include being capable of handling loads approaching rated capacity throughout the work period. These are typically used in workflows requiring 20 or more lifts per hour at capacity.

Class B Cranes

Light Service

Service requirements for this class light and handling needs can be met with slow speeds. Loads range from minimal to the occasional full-rated load. Frequency of lifts are typically 2-5 per hour across distances of 10 feet per lift.

Class D Cranes

Heavy Service

This service class gets its use constantly handling loads approaching 50% of its rated capacity during the work period. Speeds are increased and allow for up to 10-20 lifts per hour averaging 15 feet. Lifts at rated capacity should not exceed 65% of total.

Class F Cranes

Continuious Severe Service

Similar in load requirements of Class E cranes, this class must be rated to perform rated capacity lifts throughout its work period in severe service conditions. Typically, these are specialty use cranes and those performing critical tasks with the highest reliability.

Classes of Overhead Cranes

Class A Cranes

Infrequent service, serving on standby

Cranes rated for this service class are suited for situations where slow lifting and maneuvering speeds and long idle periods are required between lifts. This is the lightest duty cycle crane class.

Class B Cranes

Light Service

Service requirements for this class light and handling needs can be met with slow speeds. Loads range from minimal to the occasional full-rated load. Frequency of lifts are typically 2-5 per hour across distances of 10 feet per lift.

Class C Cranes

Moderate service

This class of cranes is defined as handling loads which average 50% of the crane’s rated capacity. Increasing in frequency from the previous class, it is rated for 5-10 lifts per hour and averaging distances of 15 feet per lift.

Class D Cranes

Heavy Service

This service class gets its use constantly handling loads approaching 50% of its rated capacity during the work period. Speeds are increased and allow for up to 10-20 lifts per hour averaging 15 feet. Lifts at rated capacity should not exceed 65% of total.

Class E Cranes

Severe Service

Service requirements for this class include being capable of handling loads approaching rated capacity throughout the work period. These are typically used in workflows requiring 20 or more lifts per hour at capacity.

Class F Cranes

Continuious Severe Service

Similar in load requirements of Class E cranes, this class must be rated to perform rated capacity lifts throughout its work period in severe service conditions. Typically, these are specialty use cranes and those performing critical tasks with the highest reliability.

Start planning your overhead crane system.

We make it simple. A member of our engineering team is ready to help. Contact us to get started today.

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