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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Advantages of Tripod Cranes

The three-leg tripod design is used in industries from filmmaking and furniture to military and construction and almost everything in between. A tripod can also be used as a lightweight, highly portable crane that can travel and stand where other lifting equipment can’t. Tripod cranes are the perfect lifting solutions for locations that are inaccessible... 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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Workstation Jibs vs. Standard Jibs

We recently published a blog post outlining the differences between trussed enclosed track, trussed plain track, and I-beams. As of late, we've received a lot of inquiries about the differences between each type of track, along with how those track types impact the construction and use of certain overhead cranes. Although most manufacturers use enclosed... 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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Under-Running Overhead Cranes for Limited Space and Low Headroom Applications

Whether your facility is lacking overhead space or there are multiple overhead obstructions to contend with, installing an overhead crane can be cumbersome. However, there are economic solutions for applications requiring overhead lift in a facility where headroom is limited. Under-running bridge cranes are ideal for applications requiring overhead lift in a factory with low headroom... 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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Overhead Cranes for the Aeronautics Industries

Aeronautics companies are often in need of a very specific type of overhead lift system for their manufacturing facilities to help perform tasks like building flight components and performing maintenance and service. While other types of lifting solutions, like forklifts and monorails, may meet some of their material handling? needs, companies like Lockheed Martin Aeronautics... Read Full Article
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