Monorail Cranes: Opportunities & Considerations
Opportunity: Monorail cranes are most effective in production applications where materials are repetitively moved from one point to another. The monorail hoist and trolley run on a single stationary beam—a cost-effective alternative to bridge or gantry cranes for applications that require limited lifting capacity.
Examples include assembly operations, transport of materials to workstations and lines where parts are blasted, painted or coated. Monorails also serve as a material handling alternative in places that cannot accommodate a bridge crane.
Considerations: Monorail cranes provide only two axes of hook movement: up/down via the hoist and forward/back via the monorail beam. If your application requires lateral motion, you’ll need to consider other alternatives such as a bridge or gantry crane.
Konecranes partnership: Konecranes sales representatives, aided by our engineering team, can help you create a monorail system that maximizes efficiency and productivity. Contact Konecranes today to determine the best solution for your facility and processes.