Once a common design typically found in outdoor applications primarily due to the absence of a building and runway structure, the gantry crane has found its place indoors as a result of key factors:
- Many buildings today are designed with long unsupported spans which provide a more open and less obstructed floor area, making the gantry crane a viable and economical solution as it travels on the plant floor eliminating the need for concrete foundations, runway columns and beam structures that take away from the desired open floor space.
- Industrial strip malls and leased properties are now home to many small to medium sized manufacturing companies. These buildings are not typically designed to support the dynamic loadings imposed by an overhead crane. Again, the gantry crane proves to be a viable and economical solution, with it's self supporting design, the gantry crane can provide your overhead material handling needs with the advantage of not compromising the integrity of the building and providing the business owner with portability to easily move the gantry to a future location.