A monorail crane system is a stationary, overhead track on which trolleys travel to carry loads from one place to another in a facility. Monorail cranes provide a unique and low-cost solution to transporting loads around a facility.
Difference between monorail crane and overhead crane:
Monorail cranes are often specialized for specific lifting applications within a factory. Unlike the overhead bridge crane, a monorail works on only 2 axis’; up and down, and forward and backward along the path of the rail.
Types of Monorail Cranes:
Monorail cranes can be classified depending on the various parameters as provided below:
Based on the operating systems there are two types of monorail overhead cranes. They are:
- Manually operated monorail cranes and
- Electrically operated automated monorail cranes.
Depending on the travel path of the monorail cranes they are of two types:
- Monorail cranes running on a straight path.
- Monorail cranes running on a curved path.
Monorail System Mian Components:
- Monorail beam
What Is a Monorail? In a monorail system, the hoist and trolley run on a single stationary length of beam. It allows two axes of hook movement: up/down and forward/back along the monorail beam. There is no lateral motion with the monorail system.
- Hoist and Trolley
The monorail hoist and trolley run on a single stationary beam—a cost-effective alternative to bridge or gantry cranes for applications that require limited lifting capacity. Examples include assembly operations, transport of materials to workstations and lines where parts are blasted, painted or coated.
Benefits of monorail crane system
- Simple to use.
- Roughly half the price of an overhead bridge crane.
- Able to span vast distances.
- Completely customizable to accommodate any production space.
- Able to operate in an area without structural support options.
DQCRANES are experts in overhead crane systems that increase workspace safety, improve workflow, and help manufacturers maximize their production. Contact us to get more about how a custom monorail crane system can benefit your facility.
Applications of Overhead Monorail Cranes:
Monorail overhead cranes are used in a variety of industries including:
- Oil and gas
- Food and beverage
- Metal processing
- Machinery and equipment
- Waste management
- Injection molding
- Pulp and paper
- Wood and wood products
- Ships and boats
- Rubber and plastics
- Warehouse loading docks
Monorail Crane Price
A monorail crane system is one of the most cost-effective crane systems available.
Depending on the capacity, an average monorail crane will cost approximately half that of a bridge crane. This is partly because a monorail crane is more minimal and therefore has a lighter-weight structure, and also because it does not require motorized end trucks to operate the hoist’s linear motion.
Another consideration for the price is that monorail cranes generally require less maintenance than an overhead bridge crane because there are fewer moving parts. This means that their long-term running costs are generally lower compared to bridge cranes.
How to get monorail crane system from DQCRANES?
In order to give you suitable monorail hoist crane system solution and specific monorail hoist system price promptly, please help our monorail hoist system engineer to confirm the following information as much as possible:
- Types of monorail hoist system: ?
- Height of Lift
- Power supply: (3phase? Voltage? Hz?)
- Operation: Through Pendant/Radio Remote
- Application (What are you planning to lift)
- Environment (Normal/ hazardous)
- Industry type: ( Eg: Auto, steel, sugar stone, etc.)
- Rail Existing/New (Size in case of Existing)
- Number of hoist:
- Existing Structure/New Structure:
Contact us or Leave your monorail crane and monorail hoist system requirement below, DQCRANES will offer you with reliable monorail crane solutions at good price.