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Free Standing Work Station Bridge Cranes

Gorbel Free Standing Work Station Bridge Crane

These cranes can be installed on any normal 6" reinforced concrete floor, do not put stress on your buildings overhead structure, and feature a pre-engineered modular design that can easily expand as your work centers expand. Available in steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Capacities from 150 - 4000 lbs. with overall bridge lengths up to 34 ft.

  • Easy to install, relocate, and expand with your business
  • Enclosed track design is three times easier to move than traditional bridge cranes
  • Trussed steel track permits longer spans which allow more flexibility in layout
  • Aluminum track is available where lower bridge weight and easier movement are required
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Ceiling Mounted Work Station Bridge Cranes

Gorbel Ceiling Mounted Work Station Bridge Crane

An excellent solution when a work area must be clear from any support structures that may interfere with operations. These systems require a building with an adequate overhead structure to safely support the load of the crane. Customers can install multiple bridges along one set of runways and greatly increase their productivity. Available in steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Capacities are available from 150 - 4000 lbs with overall bridge lengths up to 34 ft.

  • Easy to install, relocate, and expand with your business
  • Enclosed track design is three times easier to move than traditional bridge cranes
  • Trussed steel track permits longer spans which allow more flexibility in layout
  • Aluminum track is available where lower bridge weight and easier movement are required
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Monorail Crane Systems

Gorbel Monorail Curve

Monorails are the perfect solution when you are looking for true linear movement. Our systems can be readily adapted for more sophisticated applications with the addition of extra tracks, curves, switches, and interlocks that can be easily integrated into a total system. The pre-engineered modular designs offer the ultimate in flexibility, in layout, and in design for your manufacturing facility. Capacities are available from 150 - 20,000 lbs.

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Seismic Zone IV Free Standing Crane Systems

Seismic Bolted Connections

Seismic Zone IV Free Standing Systems provide ergonomic solutions in areas where cranes can not be supported by the overhead building structure. The support structures are designed to be completely free standing. Bolted connections provide the strength and safety required in SZIV applications while also providing flexibility in column and runway location for easy installation or relocation. Capacities are available from 150 - 4000 lbs.

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Work Station Crane Sales Literature

Free Standing Work Station Bridge Crane Literature

Ceiling Mounted Work Station Bridge Crane Literature

Monorail Literature

Seismic Zone IV Literature


Work Station Bridge Crane Specifications

Specifications for all Work Station Bridge Crane models:


Work Station Crane Features

  • Capacities up to 4000 lbs. with multiple track profiles and spanning capabilities
  • Pre-engineered modular kit designs for easy expansion and relocation
  • Can be installed on any normal 6" reinforced concrete floor
  • Enclosed track design helps keep out contaminants and dust
  • Rigid Runways for superior load positioning
  • Cold rolled steel with high strength, low weight per foot ratio for smooth rolling surface for reduced rolling resistance
  • Versatile, and can perform a wide variety of material handling functions
  • Economical enough to be devoted to individual work stations
  • Ease of installation for reduced installation time and costs
  • Can increase worker satisfaction
  • Encourages safe work practices
  • Rapid return on investment through increased productivity

Work Station Crane Applications

  • Designed for applications with lighter loads (less than 4000 lbs.)
  • Parts Assembly
  • Machining
  • Palletizing Loads
  • Injection Molding
  • Warehouse Loading Docks
  • Process Equipment Maintenance
  • Truck Service Centers

Work Station Crane Warranty

  • Industry's Best Warranty - 5 years on Manual and Motorized Cranes!
  • Industry's Best Delivery - 5 Day Shipments available for all manually operated cranes. 2 or 3 Day Premium Service also available.
  • Multiple Shipping Points - We have multiple manufacturing facilities, and we ship from the closest plant to lower your freight costs and reduce product damage.
  • "If it's late, we pay the freight" - When delivery is critical, you can depend on Gorbel. Upon request, we will guarantee your crane will be ready for shipment on the promised date or we pay the freight.
  • Ease of Installation - We build and assemble all components with jigs and fixtures to ensure easy installation.
  • Ease of Operation - This helps reduce operator injuries and increase your company's productivity.
  • Versatility - Gorbel makes a complete lin of cranes to meet your needs!
  • Safety - All cranes are pre-engineered for powered hoist operation - with a factor of 15% of the crane capacity for the combined weight of the hoist and trolley and an additional factor of 25% of the crane capacity for the impact of powered hoists.

Workstation Crane Accessories

  • Bridges available in steel or aluminum
  • Coped aluminum bridge available where headroom is an issue
  • Long cantilever bridges
  • Telescoping bridges
  • Dual girder bridges
  • Bridge buffers available for multiple bridges on one system
  • Stainless steel (500 series track only) and aluminum systems are an option when looking for food grade, contamination-free quality
  • Galvanizing for major components is an alternate finish available to increase corrosion resistance
  • Customized paint colors and other finishing options are available upon request - consult Dearborn Overhead Crane
  • Touch-up paint available

Work Station Crane Terminology

Axial Load: The total vertical force applied to the supporting structure. Formula: Axial load = (overall weight of the crane) + (design factor x weight of load)

Bridge Length: The overall length of a bridge. Note: The Working Length or Hook Coverage of the bridge is less than the overall bridge length.

Buffer Assembly: A floating spacer that rides in the runway between two bridges (or hoist trolleys) to prevent a concentrated overload between hanger points. It physically separates the bridges or trolleys a minimum distance apart.

Column: The column of a Free Standing Bridge Crane is one of the "legs" on which the crane stands, and is made of square tube.

Deflection: The difference in elevation of the track between an unloaded crane and a fully loaded crane; usually measured in inches. Typical Gorbel® designs are L/450 for bridge cranes, where L= support center distance or span.

Header: The horizontal member of a Free Standing Bridge Crane's support structure, made of two back-to-back channels, from which the runways are hung.

Overall Height (OAH): The distance from the floor to the top-most point on a crane (should include hardware).

Span (of Bridge): The distance between the center line of the runways. The span must be distinguished from the Overall Length (OAL) of bridge, which is larger than the span. Formula (for most cranes): Span = {OAL bridge - (2 x bridge cantilever dimension)}

Support Center: The distance between the center line of the two support columns or hangers along a runway. Note that support centers determine what track style is required.

Supporting Structure: For a Free Standing Bridge Crane, the supporting structure refers to the support assembly, also called the Goal Post or End Frame, consisting of the columns and header. For a Ceiling Mounted System, the supporting structure is the ceiling, including trusses, stringers, columns, etc., from which the crane is hung.

Trolley Saddle Height(TS): On a Free Standing Bridge Crane, this is the height from the top of the saddle of the hoist trolley (the clevis pin from which the hoist is actually hung) to the floor.


Workstation Crane Word of the Week

Crane Service, heavy

Service that involves operating at 85 to 100% of rated load or in excess of 10 lift cycles/hr as a regular specified procedure.  (ASME B30.2-1990)