The article is kindly prepared by Granada Material Handling, a leading manufacturer of gantry hoist and overhead crane equipment with facilities across the United Kingdom. The post focuses on metal elements of bridge cranes and depicts the mechanisms of their functioning as well as their purpose and functions.
A metal construction of bridge crane consists of the bearing parts, assembly units and components not related to the support structures. The core elements set is comprised of: longitudinal and transverse beams and the bridge as a whole, working platforms that accommodate the trolley, carriages, farm, rails, running wheels, runway, fasteners off-design elements. The load-bearing process doesn’t involve structures and elements for self-supporting areas, decks, stairs, railings, fences, siding booths and other elements.
Steel used for load-bearing steel elements, should have the same structure and chemical composition uniformity over the entire length of hire, offering the required mechanical strength and stability. The requirements for steel take into account the specific conditions of operation of an overhead crane, which is of particularly important in the context of their work at low temperatures.