Gorbel Workstation Cranes provide a load handling and positioning function from above the work cell. They incorporate an articulating structure above the workstation from which is suspended a hoist or other lifting device. This results in the ability to move the load horizontally and vertically throughout the workstation.
Available as Ceiling mounted bridge (gantry), Freestanding bridge, Jibs and Monorails to suit most applications.
They have a multitude of uses including
- moving components in and out of processing machinery
- drum or roll handling
- transporting components, tooling or fixtures on production or assembly lines
- positioning welding equipment or wire feeders
- turning or positioning weldments during fabrication.
- Maintenance shops
Ceiling Mounted: Incorporates two parallel runways, suspended from the building ceiling, bridge can travel. A hoist trolley or crab can travel along the bridge, thus providing full coverage over a rectangular work area. Multiple bridges can be attached to a single bridge and the capacities of these bridges can vary according to need.
Freestanding Bridge Crane (Floor Mounted)
As above, except that the runways are supported on a freestanding structure.
Jib Cranes - Freestanding or Floor Mounted.
They incorporate a vertical mast, fixed to the floor or footing and a horizontal boom along which a hoist trolley or crab can travel and rotate about the mast to provide full coverage over a circular work area.
Jib Cranes - Wall Mounted.
As above, except that the boom rotates on a pivot fixed to the wall of a building. Wall mounted jibs provide coverage over a semi-circular work area.
A single runway, either ceiling mounted or freestanding along which a hoist trolley can travel.
Workstation Cranes are invariably fixed to the floor or structure of the building in which they operate. The structural adequacy of the floor or building structure must be evaluated before installing the crane.
Cranes can be used to cover wide areas but there are limits on span and bridge length. Gorbel cranes offer the widest available spans and bridge lengths and it is important to discuss with your distributor your exact requirements.