How Can Customised Cranes and Hoists Speed Up Production?April 9, 2015
A customized overhead crane or hoist banishes the inhibiting obstacles that restrain productivity on the workshop floor. The primary reason for this streamlining effect comes from being able to ignore that selfsame floor. To illustrate the point, imagine a forklift truck or a pallet lifter. These mobile tools are functional and affordable but there's a flaw to the design that has always hampered these vehicles. In short, a wheeled lifter is confined to the outline of the workshop floor and restrained by the height of their lifting masts. Forced to navigate aisles of stocked shelves and circle around work areas, ground lifters have limitations.
On surveying modern workshop environments, the logistics of the floor is ever-changing, meaning precious fixed real estate has to be included in the layout. Perhaps this planned area is a fixed aisle for the lifting truck or a safe conduit for a mobile truck. The consequence of this planning is mathematically undesirable, a reduction of usable working space.
Customized overhead cranes and hoists work in the rafters, taking support from the reduced footprint of a reinforced framework of steel girders. The bridge crane beam is then free to travel swiftly above narrow aisles and multi-level workshop rooms without pause. In addition to this speedy cycling movement, the mechanism is far safer than ground transported loads, requiring no vehicle-focused safety procedures. In short, you can send workers into the plant facility without any danger of running into a mismanaged forklift truck. That's quite a benefit in and of itself, and yet another reason productivity is central to the design. Aside from safety concerns, the overhead configuration adopts a highly tailored format. The designers and engineers behind overhead crane manufacturing techniques accomplish this highly desirable customization feature, the hallmark of all Global Track products, by evaluating the floor space of a project and creating an installation strategy that places the cage of the gantry within optimal range of the work area. The result is a productive work cycle that emphasizes repeatabilty and reliability.
For every task there is an optimal tool, which is the ethos that a professional crane and hoist designer lives by, an engineering mindset that centralizes lifting practices and cost-reducing productivity extras that never cut corners when it comes to quality and safety. Forklift-free operation through overhead hoist substitution is key in delivering these assets. Pair this undeniable improvement in unconstrained lifting with a research and development facility that sees us refining our products every single day, and you clearly see the path to ending ineffective lifting and inefficient site conveyance. Remember, a ground lifter is only as versatile as the length of its lifting mast, a property our customized cranes and hoists excel beyond thanks to stable overhead hoist configurations.
Global Track Australia Pty Ltd
68 Station Street,
Norlane, Geelong, 3214,
ph: +61 3 5275 3252,
fax: +61 3 5275 6474,