Smaller gantry cranes are also available running on rubber tyres. They also are capable of lifting fully loaded containers to great heights that are used for moving straddle multiple lanes of rail, road, or container storage. Portable gantry crane systems, such as rubber tyred gantry cranes, are in high demand in terminals and ports.
Workstation gantry cranes are used to lift and transport smaller items around a working area in a factory or machine shop. Some workstation gantry cranes are equipped with an enclosed track, while others use an I-beam, for the running surface. Workstation Gantry Cranes can be outfitted with either a wire rope hoist or a lower capacity chain hoist.continue reading