Single Girder EOT Cranes
Single Girder EOT cranes are one of the most popularly used overhead cranes. These are installed and used in various industries, factories, small production units and warehouses for lifting various objects effectively. Modular in construction, compact in design and light in weight, these are appreciated for optimum utilization of floor space. These are ideal for light & medium duty workshop applications and can be operated through pendent and radio remote control device.
Easy to install, operate and maintain, these are energy efficient and offer consistent performance for long working hours. Single Girder EOT cranes are acknowledged across the globe for their exceptional performance and extraordinary functional efficiency.
Basic Components :
The important parts of an electrically operated single girder overhead cranes are :
Bridge Girders -These are the horizontal beams that support trolleys and other hoisting equipments for lifting and lowering of loads
End Trucks – Located on the either sides of the bridge girders, end trucks have wheels on which entire crane travels
Runway rails – These support the movement of crane girders
Hoist – These consist of motor drive, coupling, breaks, gearing, drums and road blocks which have been designed to raise, hold and lower the load. Hoists are mounted on trolleys
Trolley – These carry the hoisting equipment, which travels on the bridge rails in a direction of right angle to the crane runway
Bumper (Buffer) - Used for vibration control
Single girder EOT cranes are available in two types of configuration, namely:
Under Running – Under running cranes or under slung cranes are supported from roof structure and run on the bottom flange or girders.
Top Running – Top running cranes travel on top of rails mounted on runway beams or girders supported by the building columns.
Safety Tips :
Do not load beyond the recommended capacity.
Conduct a periodic inspection for finding damages and to ensure optimum functionality.
Use only slings, do not use hoisting cables or chains as a substitute for slings.
Before lifting, operators should ensure whether the wire rope is properly wrapped on the drum or not.
Operator or other personnel should stand away from the crane and load to be lifted.
Be sure the hoist raises and lowers properly when the corresponding push buttons on the control panels are operated.