Improve Ergonomics with a Workstation Crane

Improving safety and efficiency at your facility doesn’t always have to involve a big price tag. Adding a workstation crane is a smart way to improve ergonomics while quickly moving loads that are 2 tons or less.

Partnering with RMH is just as efficient as the Gorbel workstation crane or Spanco workstation crane we’ll design for your business. From sales to engineering to aftermarket service, we handle your project fully in-house, which helps you avoid wasting time coordinating with multiple vendors.

We’re also a master industrial crane distributor, but more importantly, we’ve been helping companies like yours work more safely and efficiently for more than 80 years. Ask our engineers how we can design a workstation crane that helps you work smarter and grow your business, regardless of size or complexity.

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What Is a Monorail Crane?

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.

3 Benefits of Workstation Cranes

Lifting injuries make up nearly a quarter of all worker compensation claims, according to FMP Global. Such claims average $24,000 in compensation.

With a workstation crane, you’ll be able to keep your employees safer, reduce the likelihood of lifting-related injuries and ultimately protect your bottom line.

Let your workstation cranes do the heavy lifting so your employees can be put to better use. It’s not very efficient to use multiple people to lift something or wait for a fork truck operator.

Other styles of overhead cranes might not be right for your operation or your budget. Workstation cranes provide efficient, safe lifting for work cell areas.

Industries Where Workstation Cranes Are Used


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

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Configurations for Workstation Cranes

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We design workstation crane systems for a wide range of capacities, footprints and below-the-hook lifting devices. Capacities range from 150 pounds to 2 tons, with a maximum width of 34 feet. This style of crane can be as long as several hundred feet.

Our below-the-hook lifting devices include:

  • Vacuum—Suitable for lifting large sheets of materials, such as plywood, glass, marble or thin sheets of steel.
  • Magnets—Suitable for moving steel.
  • Grippers and grabs—Suitable for moving multiple sheets or items that are too heavy for vacuum or magnets.
  • Spreader bars—Suitable for items that need to be picked up in multiple areas.
  • Custom below-the-hook solutions that can pick, rotate, tilt and more!

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

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Our Workstation Crane Vendor

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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.