Industrial cranes are used to serve many overhead lifting requirements in various industries, such as paper mills, food and beverage plants, steel refining facilities, automotive parts manufacturing factories etc. The term industrial crane encompasses a wide gamut of different cranes that share the same basic features but different end configurations in regards to size, power source, number of girders and positioning of the bridge. Industrial cranes are reliable, sturdy and long lasting, requiring little maintenance. These effectively reduce the critical downtime in various industry, thus increasing their productivity.
Segmentation of Industrial Cranes:
Industrial cranes are available in different forms & configurations, some of these are :
Workstation, channel track type cranes
Safety steps to be kept in mind during erection of Industrial Cranes :
These should be erected in an area where no construction work is to be carried out
Different components of the cranes should be match marked at every joint. These joints should be bolted only by machine bolts
The roof trusses used for lifting the cranes should be extensively checked for strength and also stress
The winches employed for lifting these cranes should be equipped with ratchet stops
The wire ropes used for erection must be tear resistant and very sturdy
Some personnel safety rules, such as the use of flag barriers, no unauthorized entry, wearing proper safety gear etc. should be kept in mind for the safety of people involved in erecting the crane.
Industrial Cranes have wide applicability in different sectors, such as: