It can be an extremely difficult task to operate a crane with the precision needed to ensure loads are picked up and dropped off without causing any damage to the environment or people around it. Which is why having a strong signaler and crane operator relationship is key in crane safety.
When working with overhead cranes, dropped loads are one of the most common safety hazards. Improper operator training, side pulling with the crane, poor rigging technique, using an incorrect lifting device and hoist overloading, are the most common causes for dropped loads.
Single top running, single under running, double top running and double under running, these four distinct different categories are what sets girder overhead cranes apart from each other.
This article will focus on each one of these distinct categories separately so you can gain a complete understanding of just what is a girder crane, and what one might suit you best.
What are jib cranes, and what are their uses? A jib crane is like the supporting actor to an overhead crane, they don’t get all of the attention, but without them the show could not go on.