Buyer Guide for Overhead Crane

Before purchasing an overhead crane, there are many factors to consider in order to purchase the ideal overhead crane. Your purchase is usually for a facility that increases productivity and safety. So you really need to consider a few things before buying an overhead crane, not only will it save you money, you will be investing in the best overhead crane for your application.

A Brief Overview of 5 Questions as a Guide to Buying Overhead Crane

1. Know Your Application

The application of your overhead crane will determine which type and model of overhead craneis suitable for your application.

2. Capacity

The weight of the load you want to lift will determine the maximum lifting capacity of the crane model you can choose from.

3. Span of the crane

The span or width of the overhead crane system is critical in determining the size of the crane required.

4. Lifting height of the crane

Make sure the overhead crane will be the right size for loading and unloading materials.

5. Duty Cycle

How many hours does the crane work per day and how many times per hour? Determine the working level of your overhead crane.Depending on this duty cycle, different components will be used to make your customized bridge crane. Electric motors have duty cycles and you want to make sure that your bridge crane has the right motor for the job. Picking a severe duty motor for a light duty application will just cause you to spend well over what is required for the application.

Detailed Information Overhead Crane Buying Guide

I. Customer Information


Customer Company




II. Application Occasion

Lifting material

Highest temperature
Lowest temperature

III. Bridge Crane Dimensions

A - Span(m)

B - Main hook lifting height(m)

C - Auxiliary hook lifting height(m)

D - Floor to rail top(m)

E - Rail top to lowest point of workshop(m)

F - Railway length(m)

III. Bridge Crane Specification

Beam Configuration
A. Single Beam  B. Double Beam
Main hook

Auxiliary hook

Main hook
A. Single ____   B. Double ____ /____   C. Inverter Control ____--____
Auxiliary hook
A. Single ____   B. Double ____ /____   C. Inverter Control ____--____
Cross travel
A. Single ____  B. Inverter Control ___--____
Long travel
A. Single ____  B. Inverter Control ____--____
Working Class
Main hook
A. M3  B. M4  C. M5  D. M6  E. M7  F. M8
Auxiliary hook
A. M3  B. M4  C. M5  D. M6  E. M7  F. M8
Cross travel
A. M3 B. M4 C. M5 D. M6 E. M7 F. M8
Long travel
A. M3  B. M4 C. M5 D. M6 E. M7 F. M8
Industrial Voltage
____V ___Hz 3phases
Control Mode
A. Remote Control B. Pendent Line Button Control C. Cabin Control
Hook Attached Accessary
A. C-hook B. Grab Bucket C. Magnet
D. Magnet spreader E. Ladle D. Other____

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