Lift Nearly Anywhere in Your Facility with a Gantry Crane

With fixed- and adjustable-height options to choose from, gantry cranes can be used in a variety of applications making it easy for you to lift heavy materials just about anywhere in your facility. As an added bonus, its flexible design does not require building support.

Working with RMH to design the right overhead gantry crane for your application is just as efficient as the solution we’ll create for you. Our pre-engineered custom solutions are tailored to your specific needs and budget. And we’ll handle your project fully in-house, from sales to engineering and aftermarket service.

While we’re proud to be a master industrial crane distributor, RMH is even prouder of our reputation. For more than 80 years, we’ve been helping companies like yours work more safely and efficiently.

Our experienced sales staff and engineers are here to identify the best gantry system to help you work smarter, and safer and grow your business, regardless of the load, location or other lifting challenges.

What Is a Jib Crane?

A jib crane has a horizontal boom that supports a movable hoist that moves in a circular or semi-circular motion. These cranes are usually fixed to the wall or a floor-mounted pillar, but some types are portable.

Our engineers recommend using a jib crane when:

  • You need to lift less than 1 ton.
  • Your industry involves specific, repeatable tasks.
  • Your footprint is under 16 feet.
  • You’re looking for a less expensive lifting option.
  • Your ceiling or flooring has a lower weight capacity.

There are different types of jib cranes. The type that’s right for your application depends on your needs.

  • Wall-mounted jib crane— Also known as a column-mounted jib crane, this style provides the most clearance, making it useful if you have overhead obstructions.
  • Portable jib crane—This style offers the most flexibility, since you can move it out of the way when you’re done using it.
  • Floor-mounted jib crane—Recommended for tight spaces or for supplementing other overhead cranes. Can also be used outdoors.
  • Articulating jib crane—Offers the most rotation, making it easier to reach around a corner or into a machine. They can also move smoothly around obstructions and columns.

Not sure what’s right for your needs? Our experienced jib crane engineering team is here to help you find the ideal solution for your facility. Contact us to get started.

Three Benefits of Gantry Cranes

Using overhead cranes in your facilities can reduce lifting-related injuries. These injuries account for nearly a quarter of all worker compensation claims, according to FMP Global, with an average compensation of $24,000.

Not only do gantry cranes keep your employees safer, but they’ll also ultimately protect your bottom line.

Gantry cranes can help to reduce downtime by eliminating the need for workers or forklift operators to manually handle heavy loads. This can help to increase efficiency and reduce the likelihood of production delays.

Gantry cranes are designed to increase productivity in manufacturing facilities. By increasing the speed and efficiency of material handling, they can boost outputs and reduce costs.

Industries Where Gantry Cranes Are Used


These are some of the most common industries RMH works with. Don’t see yours included?

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A blue Gorbel gantry crane in a warehouse.

Configurations for Gantry Cranes

A man works next to a gantry crane in a warehouse.

Our overhead gantry crane systems are designed to fit your unique application. Choose from fixed or adjustable height, manual or electric hoist, and capabilities ranging from 1 ton to 5 tons.

Ask our engineers about how we can customize a solution that meets your needs.

Our Gantry Crane Vendors

Gorbel gantry cranes
Spanco gantry cranes

Experts in Industrial Cranes

RMH Systems creates solutions that make it even easier for you to automate and grow.


Master Distributor

RMH is a master distributor and class-above dealer for overhead cranes. There isn’t a vendor that we don’t carry. And we can get many parts and components that others can’t. This ensures your project will be completed quickly and on time.


Conveniently Located

We’re conveniently located in the Midwest and work with companies across the country.


Right Size

We’re just the right size to take on large projects without the bureaucracy.