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Overhead Cranes

Effortless and reliable overhead handling with Met-Track Bridge Cranes

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Workstation Bridge Crane

From standard workstation kits to complex materials handling systems, the met-track® range of cranes, monorails and conveyors provides effortless and reliable area-serving overhead handling. Each system is configured with the operator in mind and includes the principle feature of ease of movement, designed to reduce fatigue and ensure accurate load positioning. Our range includes both ceiling and floor mounted workstation bridge cranes, monorails and conveyors.

Ergonomic Operation

The enclosed track profiles of the met-track® make for an ergonomic design with only 1% of the load needed to move the suspended work piece and up to three times easier to move than traditional bridge cranes. The steel track design is one of high strength and low weight by combining the running track profile with a variety of reinforcements to considerably increase span distances. The ‘V’ shaped profile of the running track ensures alignment of the trolleys and end truck and prevents dirt accumulation inside the tracks. Machined wheels with crowned tread and precision sealed bearings ensure absolute minimum rolling resistance and provide long operational life.

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  • Loads up to 2000KGS
  • Bridge lengths up to 10 Metres
  • Runway supports up to 9 Metres
  • Ceiling & Floor Mount Options
  • Modular Design
  • Simple to install and extend
  • Low cost
  • Mixed capacity systems
  • Motorised tractor units
  • Cantilever bridges
  • Track transfer units

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Overhead Cranes

An overhead crane allows users to lift and move heavy materials from one location to another in a precise manner using an overhead movement. These cranes come in an arrow of sizes and each piece of equipment is accurately designed and engineered for a specific purpose or application. Some of the most common uses for an overhead crane include loading and unloading materials, moving materials around a facility, flipping or pulling dies, feeding raw materials into machinery and moving pieces down an assembly line.


If you’re needing a safer and more efficient material handling solution for your facility, contact our crane experts with any queries or projects you might have. We’ll work hand-in-hand with your team to make sure you get the right type for your business!

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Overhead Gantry Cranes

An overhead gantry crane is similar to a bridge crane, but this particular crane uses legs to support the bridge, trolley, and hoist. These legs manoeuvre on rails that are embedded in place and are required in a specific location. The main difference between a standard gantry and an overhead gantry crane is that overhead cranes offer maximum lifting capacity but are limited in terms of mobility and flexibility. If you’re wondering which crane type if the best for your business, just let us know and we’ll be sure to help.

Monorail cranes

Monorail cranes are simple and effective lifting solutions which involve a hoist that moves along an elevated beam above stations and facilities. Typically found in production industries, assembly lines and many other workplaces, monorail cranes are ideal for improving the efficiency of processes and applications. These crane types are ideal when you need to transport goods between workstations or lower and raise goods.

Monorail cranes are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, supporting various hoist types and electrical appliances.

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Modular Design

The met-track® pre-engineered modular design allows for easy relocation and/or expansion by simply adding runway sections and/or additional bridges. Splice joints connect the track sections and are complete with vertical and horizontal adjustment screws, facilitating precise alignment of the track sections. Floor-mounted systems can be installed on any normal 150mm reinforced concrete floor. For ceiling-mounted cranes, it is imperative that you seek professional advice on whether your building structure is capable of withstanding the forces generated by the workstation system.

Floor Mounted

Floor mounted systems are not a permanent part of your building structure and can be easily relocated to accommodate future changes in your production facility. Floor mounted systems are not a permanent part of your building structure and can be easily relocated to accommodate future changes in your production facility. The installation is often much simpler and does not apply stresses to the building roof structure.


Ceiling Mounted

Ceiling mount systems are ideal when floor space is limited or access by other equipment is required where floor support steels would normally be placed.

Plain Profile Cranes

The met-track® range of plain profile light cranes is ideal for situations where structural beams exist. Four profile sizes offer capacities up to 1000kg and can be mounted to almost any structure from the vast range of hangers available.

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Special Designed Solutions

As a supplier of major material handling projects worldwide, we are well experienced in dealing with turnkey installations where standard cranes are not considered ideal. We believe that providing the customer with all the required systems configured exactly to their needs is essential to ensure the installed project is ‘fit for purpose.

Get in touch with an expert

Need a bit of help or not sure which crane is best for your facility? We’re happy to provide some free advice about your workstation crane needs.