A costly problem facing many facility managers is the movement of heavy machinery, equipment, and parts around their facility. In order to work on these items multiple cranes at different workstations are required, along with transportation equipment such as fork trucks and pallet jacks to get the items to each workstation.
Purchasing and servicing all these pieces of equipment can become very costly and frankly just aren’t very efficient.
An Efficient and Cost-Saving Fix
Gantry cranes from Spanco, Inc. are a great fix to these inefficient methods as they can move around the facility with ease. Not only can these gantry cranes be moved around the facility, but they are able to do this while also supporting a load eliminating the need for fork trucks, pallet jacks, or other transportation solutions!
These cranes are ideal not just for increasing efficiency and cost-effectiveness, but also for rented facilities and facilities experiencing constant change in workflow. Their maneuverability allows them to easily go where they are needed.
Their capability of adjusting heights and spans makes them excellent for multi-applicational purposes as well!
Casters Designed for Easy Maneuverability
Casters provide this movement of the gantry crane with indoor and outdoor options available.
Standard moldon polyurethane steel core casters make movement inside facilities easy and smooth with low rolling resistance to ensure the crane does not require too much force to be moved.
Pneumatic tires are better for outdoor applications as they can be moved on soft terrain more easily.
There are even specialty casters like the Spanco exclusive Nylacron™ casters that are an excellent option for the manual movement of high-capacity gantry cranes under load. Another specialty caster would be the V-groove casters that allow the gantry crane to be set on a fixed track for easy movement in a straight line to avoid interfering with other processes. Lastly, there are Swivel-lock casters which can be locked to allow a gantry crane to travel in a straight line and can be unlocked to allow the crane to turn.
Motorization Available with Spanco’s PF-Series
While most gantry cranes from Spanco come allow for manual movement under load there are heavier capacity applications that require a motor in order to safely move the crane. When you need a motorized gantry crane, a Spanco PF-Series Gantry Crane is the way to go!
PF-Series Gantry Cranes are available with standard heights up to 35 feet, standard spans up to 40 feet, and capacities up to 15 tons. The PF Series is able to utilize allow caster options in order to fit multiple applications!
Spanco gantry cranes are excellent cost-efficient solutions. Their ability to maneuver with or without an accompanied load makes them a versatile crane that can work for multiple workstations in your facility.
It is important to remember safety is of upmost importance. When maneuvering a gantry crane under load it is important to not push the load and make sure it is centered under the i-beam low to the ground to avoid swaying.
To learn more about Spanco Gantry cranes visit their website: https://www.spanco.com/products/gantry-cranes/