Overhead Crane Motorization

Some equipment is motorized for travel on a fixed path, while other types of motorization control the movement of the beam, bridge, hoist, or trolley. So, what are the different types of overhead crane motorization, and which one can benefit your application? POWER DRIVES Power drive kits are designed for gantry travel, usually over a... Read Full Article
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Retrofit Drives: Benefits and Disadvantages

Retrofit Conversion Kits for Jib Cranes What’s the point of a Retrofit Conversion Kit? Retrofit conversion kits—better known as retrofit jib drives—are used to convert an existing manual rotation jib crane to a motorized system. Motorizing your jib crane provides powered rotation of the boom, which is ideal for lifting heavy loads. Powered rotation of... Read Full Article
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Tractor Drives: Overhead Crane Motorization

Power drives—often referred to as tractor drives—provide motorized movement of overhead bridge cranes. They are used to motorize the travel of the hoist, trolley, or bridge. They are often used when loads regularly exceed 1000 pounds. These drives are also extremely useful when transporting material into hard-to-reach locations where operator movement is limited due to... Read Full Article
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Retrofit Conversion Kits for Jib Cranes

What’s the point of a Retrofit Conversion Kit? Retrofit conversion kits—better known as retrofit jib drives—are used to convert an existing manual rotation jib crane to a motorized system. Motorizing your jib crane provides powered rotation of the boom, which is ideal for lifting heavy loads. Powered rotation of the jib boom is also imperative... Read Full Article
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