Cranes & Lifting Systems
Adaptec specializes in sales, installation, repairs, service, and training for operating overhead cranes and lifting systems. Industrial cranes are heavy-duty, mechanical pieces of equipment that can be used to lift, lower, and move heavy objects horizontally or vertically. Cranes are available in various types and configurations to suit different tasks and environments.
The operation of an industrial crane system requires a skilled operator who follows strict safety procedures to prevent accidents and ensure the safe handling of heavy loads. Crane systems can incorporate advanced features such as computerized controls and safety systems to enhance efficiency and safety during operation.
A gantry crane system can support loads of two tons or more, including a 100+ ton capacity crane. These cranes are categorized into several types based on their configuration and application:
- Single Girder Gantry – has one girder (bridge) supporting the hoist and trolley. Suitable for lighter loads and smaller workspaces.
- Double Girder Gantry – has two girders (bridges), which provide increased lifting capacity and stability and handle heavier loads in industrial applications.
- Container Gantry – designed for efficiently loading and unloading shipping containers at ports and container terminals.
- Adjustable or Mobile Gantry – portable and can be moved and set up at different locations. Suitable for job sites where a permanent crane installation is not feasible.
Gorbel Gantry Cranes
A proud partner of Gorbel, Adaptec offers fixed and adjustable height steel and aluminum gantry cranes, providing an economical way to lift materials anywhere in your facility.
Crane hoists are lifting components that are responsible for raising and lowering loads. They are a crucial part of the crane system, playing a significant role in various material handling applications such as manufacturing, logistics, and more. Adaptec partners with leading hoist manufacturers to ensure a quality product is integrated into your crane system.
Key components of a hoist include the hoisting mechanism, motor (electric, hydraulic, pneumatic), drum or chain wheel, wire ropes or chains, hook or lifting attachment, braking system, and control system.
Hoists can be categorized based on their mode of operation:
- Electric hoist – most common type of hoist that is powered by electricity. Widely used in various applications and known for their ease of operation and precise control.
- Hydraulic hoist – uses hydraulic power to lift and lower loads. They are often preferred in applications where electric power may not be available or when smoother lifting operation is required.
- Pneumatic hoist – powered by compressed air and suitable for hazardous environments where electricity and hydraulics may not be safe.
How to Select the Right Hoist
The selection of a crane hoist depends on factors such as the required lifting capacity, the type of load to be lifted, the working environment, and the application’s specific needs. Proper maintenance and inspection of the hoist are essential to ensure safe and efficient operation.
Common End Tooling Types
C-Hooks & Coil Lifters
Vacuum Lifting Systems
Vacuum tube lifters improve ergonomics by reducing back strain and fatigue in laborers, increasing productivity, and decreasing injuries and accidents. . Using vacuum suction, these lifters are versatile and efficient lifting solutions designed to handle smooth, non-porous loads and have airtight surfaces such as boxes, sacks, glass sheets, metal plates, and other flat objects.
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