Stationary/Overhead Cranes

Overhead Cranes Chain Falls
Gantry Cranes Stacker Cranes
Pedestal Mounted Cranes

Overhead Crane Inspections

Probably one of the most overlooked cranes is the overhead crane. They perform too many jobs to even attempt to list. The two pictured here are hoisting a gangway and a Van DeGraaf generator casing. Being an active member of the ASME B30.16 code writing sub-committee we hope to possess a superlative level of knowledge of these cranes.
Conventional Crane Inspections

Chain Falls

The manual operated chain fall hoist is required to be inspected annually.

These hoists come in capacities that range from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds.

Manufacturers include CM, Jet, Ross, Wright, and Harrington
Gantry Crane Inspections

These cranes are typically custom installations and they are usually an integral part of the users everyday job. The inspection of these cranes is mandated annually at a minimum. The bridges of these cranes typically travel over workers heads. Manufacturers include: Kone, Harrington, Shaw Box, Demag, Budgit, Northern, Shepard-Niles and Yale

Stacker Crane Inspections

The stacker crane in appearance looks like a conventional bridge crane except that in place of a hoist, a rotating ridged or telescoping mast is suspended from the bridge trolley with the mast equipped with a load handling device such as single or double forks or a grab.
Pedestal Mounted Cranes

These crane mount on a variety of surfaces from boats to radar towers.

Manufacturers include Appleton Marine, Baker Marine, North American Crane and Paceco