At Harold Potter Ltd, we can help you to source the Used Overhead Crane Systems & Cranes that will meet your exact needs.
Many buyers struggle when choosing a Used Overhead Crane, simply because they are wary of needing to make modifications to their crane. It feels like too much trouble when they could buy a brand-new overhead crane that already meets their exact requirements.
While this is a valid concern, buying a Used Overhead Crane instead of a new one can mean massive cost and time savings for you. We are crane manufacturers as well as suppliers, which means that we can make any modifications you need based on your specifications.
Modifying Your Used Overhead Crane
When you buy second hand lifting equipment from us we can carry out any modifications required. Whether you need increase the load capacity of your lifting gear, or need to consider changing the rail gauge, we can advise you on the best way to alter your crane so that it works for you.
Applications for Used Overhead Cranes
Just because you have chosen to buy a Used Overhead Crane, doesn’t mean you can only use your lifting gear for certain applications. Well maintained second hand cranes will work in all the same settings as brand-new cranes and will continue to work for a long time.
The term overhead rane applies to a whole range of cranes, from small jib cranes to high capacity gantry cranes. The basic feature that every Used Overhead Crane shares is the ability to lift and move a load taking the most direct route. As they transport goods over obstacles, tasks are completed quickly and efficiently.
The sheer volume of types of Used Overhead Crane available means that there is likely to be one suitable to your specific lifting needs. The efficiency of these cranes means they are often found in factories, where there may be many obstacles to navigate over, and in lots of different industries.
Basic Structure of the Used Overhead Travelling Crane
All the different types of Used Overhead Crane have some variations in their basic structure. A used bridge crane will not look the same as a used jib crane, and you may find further structural differences depending on the application the crane is being used for.
This is important to bear in mind, as any modifications you intend to carry out should consider the intended use, and not just the intended setting.
To give you an idea of how your Used Overhead Crane might be structured, here is the basic structure of an overhead travelling crane:
• Gantry. A steelwork structure that can be attached to the building for additional support or free standing. The Gantry supports the beam and hoist.
• Rail. A solid bar welded to the gantry beams. This is what the end carriages run on.
• Bridge. Two end carriage and a single or double girder, depending on the hoist type being used, the bridge is the main moving structure of an overhead travelling crane.
• The Crab. The crab lifts the load and is also known as the wire rope hoist.
The Used Overhead Crane structure is fitted with a conductor system – the crane’s power supply. Depending on the age of the second hand lifting gear that you buy you may find that this is simply a bare copper wire feed.
This style of power supply is now uncommon and can be replaced with an insulated 4 bar conductor system. This would include an “earth” wire in case of electrical failures and is much safer for your employees.
Contact us if you need more information about buying and modifying a Used Overhead Crane. Our friendly staff will be happy to offer advice and talk you through any troubles you might have.
Used Overhead Crane Systems & Cranes