Electric overhead cranes, also known as bridge cranes, are typically powered by conductor bar, festooning or a cable reel, and there are pros and cons of each type of electrification. In certain situations, overhead cranes are powered manually by push or hand geared options or with air power.
An overhead crane system is often one small piece of an A&E project, but don't underestimate it's ability to throw the job off schedule. Read our Top 5 Rules of hoists & cranes for Architects & Engineers for ensuring this part of the job runs smoothly.
An East Coast motor service shop was experiencing chronic problems with a production bridge crane. Shupper-Brickle Equipment was called in to assess the situation and offer potential solutions. Should the bridge crane be repaired or replaced?
Need an overhead crane on a budget? A crane kit can be a cost-saving solutions for customers willing to "DIY", but what's included in a kit? When do they work best? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about crane kits.
Can bridge cranes be engineered for small spaces? Shupper-Brickle custom engineers bridge cranes to spec -- even if the right size is a tight spot. In this post, we tackle an overhead material handling challenge in bridge crane engineering.
How important is it to load test an existing bridge crane? How often and when?We recently witnessed an example of the importance of this safety procedure, with a narrowly averted disaster. Learn more about when a load test is required.