Lifting equipment is crucial for a range of different industries. There are many different types of lifting machines available on the market, the most common ones being shear legs, electric and chain hoists, and hydraulic machines including boom trucks, different elevators, pulleys, bucket truck, jacks as well as a wide range of cranes including conventional tower cranes and mobile cranes. All these lifting machines can be used on their own or in combination with one another, depending on the needs and tasks at hand.
Lifting equipment can be divided into two main categories, on floor and overhead. On-floor equipment includes conveyor and industrial trucks, while the overhead equipment includes monorails, hoists, and cranes. Cranes are definitely the most popular overhead lifting equipment. Moving heavy and bulky loads on the floor or through aisles is a time-consuming process that can also be dangerous. This is exactly where cranes come in helpful, enabling warehouse owners to easily lower, lift and move loads through the overhead space of their facility. The crane itself is operated by an operator, either manually or through a wired pendant station or wireless controls.
One of the most important parts of this lifting machine is the bin crane. This is a safe and strong container that is designed to handle several tonnes of loads and can be handled by different sized machinery. You can find this bin crane in different sizes, designed to fit different job needs, enabling safe collecting and disposing of industrial waste. Coming in various structural variety and sizes, crane bines are used for loading, lifting and moving different materials. For instance, a small size bin crane can be used to dispose of debris and smaller items or to be placed around a worksite. Once the bins are full, there is a bin tripper that picks them up and tips the content into a larger bin container. A rail or a truck then picks up the larger bin and moves it to the recycling center.
For increased convenience, there are bins with wheels that can be rolled a short distance and moved to another location. Some models come with extended locking mechanisms allowing them to be locked together, which makes it easier to organize and store the bins. Crane bines are also great for storing heavy waste materials and debris as well as for categorizing materials placed in each bin crane. They are also ideal for different levels of construction, structural steel buildings with mezzanine floors and other connecting or industrial needs.
Cranes along with the bins are used extensively in many industrial situations to facilitate the process of handling large, heavy objects that other lifting equipment cannot handle. They are utilized in different areas including:
Storage – to transport heavy and bulky loads from storage areas;
Assembly – to move unfinished products through their process of manufacturing;
Warehousing – to move large, heavy loads to and from dock areas;
Transportation – to load products onto open trailer or railcars.
When it comes to operating a large industrial business or a warehouse, owning high-quality lifting equipment is a must if you want your operations to run smoothly. With a crane in your facility, you can maximize productivity, transport objects and goods quickly as well as enjoy a range of other benefits.
Increased safety Forklifts are another piece of loading equipment that’s used around warehouses but they carry the risk of imprecisely dropping goods, stacking and accidents. Cranes can move goods through the overhead space, which means they don’t come with these risks. Plus, they can move loads much faster than forklifts.
Avoid floor obstructions As I said, cranes are pieces of overhead lifting equipment which are positioned as high as the ceiling in your warehouse, saving you a lot of floor space. You can install the machine whenever you need and since the crane carries items safely above any floor obstacles in the facility, it reduces the risk of product damage.
Easy lifting Generally, cranes and crane bins are designed to lift, load and move heavy loads from one to other parts of your warehouse. However, they still have a specified lift capacity, so once you install a crane in your facility make sure you don’t exceed its lifting capacity in order to avoid the risk of failure and accidents.
Improved load control Cranes have precision controls that allow a precise placing of the load, minimizing human error.
Improved ergonomics Cranes do all the hard lifting for you. This way they reduce the risk of worker’s fatigue, the risk of injury and remove strain on the operators.
Customizable This heavy load lifting equipment can be easily customized by simply adding some of the crane accessories like lifting beams, roll and coil lifters, spreader beams, tongs, pallet lifters, sheet lifters, etc.