Industrial crane is a term that refers to a machine which raise, shift, and lower loads with a projected, swinging arm or a hoisting apparatus supported on an overhead track. The types of industrial cranes are:

1. Bench or cart-mounted cranes which are designed for small workspaces and one-hand operation.
2. Jib cranes which are mount on walls or floors and consist of a horizontal beam called jib upon which a shuttle or hoist is mounted. Floor or foundation-mounted jib cranes have higher load ratings than wall-mounted cranes. A cantilevered jib crane can incorporate full or partial rotation.
3. Gantry cranes have a horizontal beam and end supports or legs, the size of which range from small, workstation cranes to very large, heavy-duty construction cranes.
4. Overhead cranes or bridge cranes attach a horizontal load-carrying beam to wall columns or the underside of the ceiling
5. Boom cranes use a structure, pole or boom to support a suspended cable for load attachment.
6. Tower cranes use a cantilever boom, but are designed for very heavy-duty operations.
7. Mobile cranes and truck -mounted can be moved or driven to different locations.
8. Ship cranes and deck cranes are designed for shipboard mounting and the loading or ships, freighters, and other maritime vessels.
9. Stacker cranes are similar to bridge cranes; however, instead of a hoist, these industrial cranes use a mast with forks or a platform to handle unit loads.
Ref: 120652/2006-09-22

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