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Workstation bridge cranes have become an essential part of the material handling world for workers and companies in a variety of industries and facilities. They cover a rectangular work area that can be designed to fit virtually any length or width. They also allow for complete movement anywhere within the perimeter of the bridge and the track.

Workstation bridge cranes also allow for multiple installation types, including freestanding and ceiling-mounted. floor-mounted. Ceiling-mouted Workstation Bridge Cranes are an effective solution for facilities with limited floor space or where ground level obstructions are a concern. They are easy to install, and can be easily interconnected to cover your entire facility. However, it is important to note that when considering installing a ceiling-mounted workstation bridge crane, you should consult with an engineer to determine if your ceiling is capable of supporting the system. 

The workstation bridge crane uses a relatively basic design. The runways are supported by columns, and the bridge is mounted to the runways as it travels along the runways to wherever the user desires within the span of the runways. This kind of movement allows for a dual axis of control because you can move a lifting device on the bridge and then you can move the bridge anywhere along the runway. Between the lifting device, the bridge, and the runways, you are given a full-range of movement in north, south, east, and west directions. This allows for the maximum versatility of any item being moved by a workstation bridge crane.

The bridges can be moved either electrically or manually to meet your preference. These cranes are designed for lighter-duty lifting capacities. Although there are specialized versions of workstation cranes that can handle heavier loads, standard-lifting capacities for Spanco’s workstation bridge cranes range from 250 pounds up to 4,000 pounds.   

A lifting device is used in conjunction with the moving bridge portion of the workstation bridge crane. The range of movement of the lifting device is typically just up and down. But, the lifting device is attached to a trolley on the bridge which is attached to the runways. As a result, the lifting device can travel anywhere along the bridge and within the runways. There are different types of lifting devices that perform specific tasks. A standard hoist will usually employ a chain and hook design to move things that can be latched into the hooks. Meanwhile, a vacuum lift will use air hoses and suction cups to lift smooth things like glass plates.

Workstation bridge cranes are typically used in production or fabrication lines. The workstation bridge crane is beneficial because it can carry a piece of equipment to several different locations, making it easier to transport objects during production.

Browse the options below to gain a better understanding of the different ways that the workstation bridge cranes can help you and your business. In order to maximize the efficiency of the product you buy, it is usually best to talk to one of our sales representatives directly. If you have a product that you want to build, we’ll help you manufacture efficient material handling for your production line. If you can dream it, we can help you build it!

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Benefits:

  • Easily mount supports to a standard reinforced concrete floor
  • Certified for use in Seismic Zone 4 locations
  • Eliminate the need for multiple forklifts to move product
  • Allows employees to move heavy loads safely

Tractor Drives:

  • Tractor Drives are available in the 600, 700, and 900 track series
  • Standard tractor drive speeds range between 34 F.P.M. and 75 F.P.M.
  • Most drives require 60 Hertz

Bridges are available in the following forms:

  • Standard bridge
  • Telescoping (up to 2,000 lbs)
  • Cantilevered
  • Trussed cantilevered

Freestanding Runways:

  • 20’ Support Centers have maximum capacities of:
    • 250 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 500 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 1,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 2,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 4,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
  • 25’ Support Centers have maximum capacities of:
    • 250 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 500 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 1,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 2,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 4,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
  • 30’ Support Centers have maximum capacities of:
    • 500 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 1,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 2,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’
    • 4,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 10’-34’

Ceiling Mounted Runways:

  • 20’ Support Centers have maximum capacities of:
    • 250 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 500 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 1,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 2,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 4,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
  • 25’ Support Centers have maximum capacities of:
    • 250 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 500 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 1,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 2,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 4,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
  • 30’ Support Centers have maximum capacities of:
    • 500 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 1,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’
    • 2,000 lbs
      • Supports Bridge Lengths: 8’-34’

Hannah Addison

Marketing Copywriter | Rigid Lifelines

Hannah is the Marketing Copywriter for Rigid Lifelines and the primary contributor to the Rigid Ramblings blog. She graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in Professional Writing.

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