Gantry Cranes: Top Five Questions

  1) How Big Do You Make Your Gantry Cranes? Spanco offers several models with capacities from ½ ton to 15 tons with spans up to 50 feet and heights up to 35 feet. The Spanco E-Series Gantry Crane is our most economical; the E-Series model is available with capacities up to five tons with... Read Full Article
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Material Handling Basics: What is a Gantry Crane?

A gantry crane is a type of overhead crane that uses legs to support the bridge, trolley, and hoist. These legs travel on tires, usually referred to as casters, or ride on rails implanted in the ground. A gantry crane is typically used for outdoor applications or below existing overhead bridge crane systems. Gantry cranes... Read Full Article
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Gantry Cranes: Moving Under Load

One of the biggest benefits of using a Spanco Gantry Crane is the ability to move your gantry crane while it is carrying a load. While many manufacturers strictly limit the ability to move a gantry crane under load or prohibit it completely, all Spanco cranes are designed to be moved under load. Using a... Read Full Article
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Benefits of Nylacron™ Casters

In August, we posted an article that briefly covered each of the three types of casters most often used by Spanco. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of those types: the Nylacron caster by Acorn Industrial Products. Although any Spanco gantry can use them, Nylacron casters are typically used as a cost-effective alternative... Read Full Article
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Three Ways to Boost Productivity with Overhead Lift Solutions

From small machine shops to giant steel mills, overhead cranes have helped thousands of facilities achieve measured improvements in safety and ergonomics, worker autonomy/personnel reduction, reduced workflow bottlenecks, and productivity. Versatility and Flexibility: Find the Perfect Crane to Meet All of Your Lifting Needs Overhead cranes are extremely versatile tools meant to provide a flexible... Read Full Article
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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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Overhead Versus On-Floor Material Handling Solutions

Material handling is a critical part of any manufacturing operation, and choosing the right equipment is important for worker safety and productivity. Material handling equipment can be broken down into two main categories: overhead and on-floor movers. Both systems can be important to the manufacturing process, but each type has its advantages and disadvantages. On-floor... Read Full Article
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Lightweight Gantry Cranes for Set-Up Site Applications and Mobile Operations

Moving and lifting heavy materials doesn’t have to involve installing expensive equipment or permanently changing your facility. In fact, many gantry cranes are designed for quick assembly, making them ideal for deploying and redeploying outdoors or for use at multiple facilities. If you ‘re looking for flexibility for set-up site applications and repair/maintenance operations, you... Read Full Article
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Gantry Cranes: Versatility in Maintenance and Repair Operations

Gantry cranes are often used for applications requiring versatility in daily operations. They’re designed to provide multi-purpose lift and transfer capabilities for heavy loads in a variety of applications. Considering maintenance and repair operations can occur on site or from one location to another, flexibility is a crucial crane factor. Gantry cranes are (generally) designed... Read Full Article
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Maintain A Constant Flow of Materials with the Right Lift Equipment

It’s no secret that manufacturing facilities need to maintain a constant flow of working materials. Every manufacturing company wants to streamline their manufacturing process, from incoming raw materials to fabrication, packaging, and shipping. Interruption in the manufacturing process will inevitably decrease production. But, the right lift equipment can help maintain your workflow and streamline your... Read Full Article
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