Like a conveyor system, a monorail overhead crane lifts, lowers or suspends materials across a fixed path. It relies on a track system and can be either manual or with a motorized travel hoist.
This type of crane is available as an underhung monorail crane, which uses building support to maximize floor space, or as a freestanding monorail crane, which doesn’t require building support.
Monorail cranes pair well with workstation cranes, because they allow you to telescope beyond your mounting point and pull in materials to a specific location. Great for confined or restricted areas, monorails efficiently transfer materials along a line from one point to another. This type of industrial crane is an excellent solution for improving safety for repetitive production tasks in areas that are dangerous or difficult to reach.
Our engineers recommend using a monorail crane when:
- You need a lifting solution, but your facility can’t accommodate a bridge crane.
- You don’t need a lifting solution that requires lateral motion.
- You need a lifting solution that pulls materials into workstations.
- You’re lifting items that weigh less than 5 tons.
Not sure what’s right for your needs? Our experienced engineering team is here to help you find the ideal solution for your facility. Contact us to get started.