Cranes & Lifting

Adaptec has over 40 years of experience in the material handling industry, offering a variety of ergonomic lifting systems, including cranes and hoists, vacuum lifting systems, custom end tooling, and more.

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Crane Systems

Adaptec specializes in sales, installation, repairs, service, and inspection of cranes and lifting systems. Industrial cranes are heavy-duty, mechanical pieces of equipment that 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.

Workstation & Overhead Bridge Cranes

Adaptec provides free-standing or ceiling-mounted bridge cranes. Covering a rectangular area, these cranes operate manually or powered. Workstation cranes can be modular and expandable, designed for lighter loads compared to I-beam or box girder cranes. 

Adaptec provides free-standing or ceiling-mounted bridge cranes. Covering a rectangular area, these cranes operate manually or powered.

Jib Cranes

Jib cranes are a fixed vertical mast with a horizontal jib arm.  The jib arm is the main component and used to lift and move heavy objects within a specific radius. They are commonly used in smaller workspaces or on assembly lines and are available as electric, pneumatic, or manual. Jib cranes are versatile, coming in many different styles, including I-beam, articulating, or enclosed tracks.

Suitable for various applications, jib cranes come in varying configurations:

  • Wall Mounted
  • Floor Mounted
  • Articulating

Gantry Cranes

Gantry cranes have legs or support on either side of the crane, allowing them to move freely on casters or guided using tracks on the ground. “Gantry” refers to the framework of beams and supports that make up the crane’s structure. Gantry cranes are known for their ability to cover a wide area, making them suitable for applications where the load moves over a significant distance. 

A gantry crane system can support loads of two tons or more, including a 100+ ton capacity crane.

These cranes include 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. Commonly used for handling 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. Casters enable you to move the gantry around your facility, providing a cost-effective mobile lifting solution.

Gorbel Gantry Crane

Hoists & Lifting

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 for 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.

  • 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 – use hydraulic power to lift and lower loads. 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 are 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. 

Custom End Tooling

Adaptec provides custom end tooling – commonly referred to as below-the-hook devices or end effectors – designed for your specific application requirements. Custom end tooling refers to the specialized attachments or devices that fit at the end of the hoist’s lifting mechanism. End tooling is designed to meet specific material handling requirements, enabling the hoist to perform various tasks efficiently and safely.

3D CAD model of Gorbel Pivot Pro Vacuum Lift

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. 

Lift & Tilt Tables

A hydraulic lift table is used in an industrial setting and designed to raise and lower heavy loads vertically in a controlled and efficient manner. Lift and tilt tables use hydraulic cylinders to provide the necessary lifting force, making them suitable for various material handling tasks in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other industrial environments. 

As durable equipment, lift and tilt tables can withstand years of flexibility and productivity that your processes require. Adaptec offers various lift and tilt tables, along with rotator tables, that meet each customer’s requirements. Reliable and easy to operate, these tables are available as mechanical, electrical, or pneumatic lift tables, providing a cost-effective solution.

Southworth Backsaver Hydraulic Lift Table

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