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Overhead Cranes

Hoosier Crane is a leading provider of overhead cranes and has components in stock to build and ship common capacities fast and within budget.

From the start of the process, Hoosier Crane is dedicated to making your crane buying experience simple, to the point, and on schedule. We have the staff, facility and commitment to build, ship and install your next crane. All we need is the opportunity.  

From 1/2 ton workstation crane kits to 160 ton double girder overhead cranes, Hoosier Crane can provide you with all of your overhead cranes needs.

Overhead Bridge Crane Featuring 50 ton Capcity and 100 ft span

Overhead Bridge Cranes

We Provide a Variety of Designs of Overhead Bridge Cranes with Capacities from 1 ton to 160 tons to handle any lifting need.

Overhead Crane Kit R&M components from Hoosier Crane

Overhead Crane Kits

We offer a range of overhead crane kits that cover capacities from from 1/2 ton to 80 tons that are designed to save you time and money. Get DIY cost with the support of the experts.

Workstation Cranes

Pre-engineered crane solutions utilize an enclosed track with a high strength to weight ratio and are available in a variety of configurations with spans up to 30 feet and lift capacities between 150 and 4,000 pounds.

A Dual bridge Shop Crane Being used with a Rotary lift to restore a classic car

Shop Crane: Non-Industrial Overhead Bridge Crane System

Affordable Overhead Bridge Crane System for Your Garage or Workshop make handling heavy loads in non-industrial application safer and easier with 1,000 lb and 2,000 lb capacities.

Overhead cranes are one of the most important pieces of equipment in a modern manufacturing company.  Overhead cranes are often called bridge cranes or overhead bridge cranes.  Overhead cranes are also referred to by the abbreviation EOT, which is short for Electric Overhead Traveling Crane.  The abbreviation EOT crane is commonly found in government and military bid specs for overhead cranes.  Regardless of the exact phrase that you use to call an overhead crane, it is distinguished by parallel runways with a bridge beam spanning the gap between the runways.  The hoist of the overhead crane is suspended on the bridge beam by a trolley and travel between the runways of the overhead crane system.

Types of Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes are primarily divided into two groups based upon the design of the bridge with the overhead crane.  This refers to the design of the bridge and not the position of the hoist.

Top Running Overhead Cranes

Top running overhead cranes are the most common design for and can be designed to handle from 1/8 ton to over 160 ton loads.  In this type of overhead crane the bridge is attached to endtrucks with wheels on the bottom side, which run along bar or ASCE rail on the top of the runway system.

Under Running Overhead Cranes

Under running overhead cranes are typically used for lighter capacity systems than top running designs.  In this design the bridge is connected to endtrucks which have pairs of wheels on the top edge of the endtruck.  These sets of wheel then run along the bottom flange of runway beam.  Alternatively in under running workstation cranes the wheels on endtrucks are contained inside of an enclosed track as with Gorbel Systems.  Under running overhead cranes typically are limited in capacity by two factors, the strength of the flange of the beam and the structure from which they are hung. Under running or under hung overhead crane systems are popular because they can be suspended from the ceiling or roof of a build saving floor space that would be consumed by runway columns in a top running design.  

Hoosier Crane is familiar with designing, building and servicing all designs, makes and models of overhead cranes systems.  If you would like to speak with one of our overhead crane professionals please call us today a (800) 509-6131 or submit a request for quote for an overhead crane today.

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