Ceiling-Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes  Spanco

Ceiling-Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes  Spanco


Capacities: 250 to 4000 lbs

Bridge Lengths, overall: up to 40

Runway Spans: up to 45

Height Floor-to-Trolley Clevis: determined by ceiling structure

Spanco Ceiling-Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes make the most of your existing building and production floor space. These systems:

  • Hang from existing roof beams or trusses.
  • Require no system support columns, no attachments to building columns, and no production floor space.
  • Allow you to readily expand runway lengths and the number of bridges, and add links to monorail crane systems .

In addition to our custom engineered systems, we make pre-engineered kits that include everything but the hoist and sway bracing. All Spanco systems meet or exceed ANSI/ASME B30.11 standards for underhung cranes and monorails.

Trying to boost productivity without sacrificing space?

Spanco Ceiling Mounted Workstation Bride Cranes provide unlimited lifting coverage without sacrificing floor space or obstructing work areas. Our Ceiling Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes eliminate the need for steel supports, making them a cost effective and ergonomic material handling solution.

Check out this case study about a John Deere dealership that replaced jib cranes and multiple forklifts with a Spanco Ceiling Mounted Bridge Crane. The ceiling mounted bridge crane allowed the dealership to free up space and introduce an efficient, multi-functional material handling solution that provides full access of movement to transfer loads from one station to another and extend coverage to the entire facility.

Options for Spanco Ceiling-Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes

  • Telescoping Bridges: Provide extended crane reach, allowing you to easily place parts into machinery or into a neighboring workstation. Telescopic bridge cranes also enable you to reach beyond a support column or under a mezzanine. Anti-kick-up wheels keep the telescoping bridges movement smooth, even when carrying up to 2000 pounds.
  • Mixed Capacity Systems: Leverage system capability by specifying heavier capacity runways with multiple smaller capacity bridges. For example, a 2000-pound capacity runway can run two 1000-pound crane bridges or four 500-pound crane bridges.
  • Tractor Drives: Motorize the bridge or hoist trolley on a Spanco Workstation Bridge Crane. Frequently used for loads of 1000-pounds or more. Tractor drives are also very helpful when transporting material into hard-to-reach areas where manual movement is difficult due to machinery, work tables, or other obstacles.
  • Bridge Buffers: The buffers roll in the runway tracks between two crane bridges; keep the bridges apart so as not to overload the runways capacity.
  • Intermediate Crane End Stops: Through-bolted stops installed at runway support centers to prevent more than one bridge crane from operating within a set of support centers.
  • Double-Girder Nested Trolleys (Crab Trolleys): Increase the available lift height for low headroom applications. The hoist is nested between dual girders that form a box-shaped assembly that rises above a parallel set of connected bridges.
  • Box Track: Festooning cables/hoses run in their own box track, typically positioned above the runway or bridge.
  • Duct-O-Bar Electrical Connections: An alternative to festooning cable is the Duct-O-Bar 4-conductor electrical solid bar and brushes in conduit, which runs adjacent to enclosed track on runways or bridges.


End Stop Bumper: Resilient rubber bumpers increase impact resistance and are through-bolted to enclosed track.

Cable/Hose Trolley: Conveys flat cable power supply or round air hose. Four wheels ensure easy rolling. Pivoting clevis provides swiveling action for air hose. Standard trolley includes 3/8-inch max. air hose.

Festoon Section: Through-bolted on end of runway to allow stack-up of cable/hose trolleys. If festooning is a potential obstruction, use the Box Track and Duct-O-Bar alternatives outlined under the Bridge Crane Options .

End Truck: Smooth running connection between enclosed track bridge crane and runway tracks. Horizontal steel guide rollers on either end of the truck eliminate «crabbing action.*

Hoist Trolley: Fabricated from precision-cut steel plate.*

Cable/Hose Clamps: Fitted at one end of runway and bridge. Flat cable 4 wire #14 AWG standard; 3/8-inch air hose optional.

Ceiling-Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes  Spanco

Hanger Assemblies:

  • Ceiling-Mounted Systems: Either flush type or drop type with hanger rods. Includes clamps.
  • Freestanding Systems: Flush type hangers; allow lateral and longitudinal adjustments.

Flat Cable Festooning Systems (4 wires #14 AWG): Supplied with all bridge crane systems; optional air hose systems available for various sizes. Festoon loops are 18 inches for bridges and 36 inches for runways.

Vacuum Hose Trolley: Free-moving trolleys with anti-kick-up rollers and Velcro straps to festoon vacuum hose for vacuum lifters.

*End trucks and hoist trolleys are: Trucks and trolleys are designed to ANSI B30.11 specifications for underhung bridge cranes. Both have large diameter, polyamide wheels equipped with anti-friction ball bearings. Steel wheels, zinc chromate plated finish, or bronze wheels with bronze guide rollers for spark proof applications are available.

Case Studies


Products covered under the Ten-Year Warranty:

  • Manual Steel Freestanding, Ceiling Mounted Workstation Bridge Cranes, and Monorails
  • Manual Aluminum (Alu-Track) Workstation Bridge Cranes and Monorails
  • Manual Jib Cranes (I-Beam, Articulating, and Workstation Jib Cranes)
  • Manual Gantry Cranes and Tripods

What the Ten-Year Warranty covers:

  • Defects in equipment material and workmanship
  • Wearable parts (workstation bridge crane end trucks and hoist trolley wheels only)

Spanco, Inc. warrants its manual workstation bridge crane products, jib crane products, and gantry crane products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ten (10) years or 20,000 hours, commencing on the date of shipment to the first retail purchaser. This warranty extends to non-wearable parts only, with the exception of the wheels supplied on manually operated workstation end trucks and hoist trolleys. This warranty does not cover defective equipment or system failure caused by misuse, negligence, improper installation or maintenance, or equipment that has been used in excess of its rated capacity or beyond its service factors. It does not apply to equipment that has been altered without Spancos written authorization.

Written notice of any claimed system defect must be given to Spanco within thirty days of discovery. Spancos obligation under this warranty is limited to the replacement or repair of Spancos products at the factory or separate location approved by Spanco. The purchaser is responsible for all freight and transportation costs relating to equipment repair or replacement. Other than the abovementioned warranty, Spanco will not honor any other warrantieswhether express, implied, or statutoryand disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Spanco is not liableunder any circumstancesfor any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages including but not limited to lost profits, increased operating costs, or loss of production.

This warranty does not extend to components or accessories not manufactured by Spanco. The purchasers remedy for such components and accessories will be determined by the terms and conditions of any the warranty provided by the manufacturer of such components and accessories.

NOTE: All motorized Spanco products come with a One-Year Warranty on drive components.


General Design Standards:

Spanco cranes are designed in conformance with the following applicable standards:

  • Workstation Bridge Cranes: AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.6, and MMA MH27.2
  • Gantry Cranes: AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.2/D1.6, and CMAA 74
  • Jib Cranes: AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.6, and CMAA 74

All Spanco cranes have a design factor of 15% of the allowable capacity for the weight of the hoist and 25% for impact.

Fabrication Standards:

All welding performed during the manufacturing of Spanco cranes meets the American Welding Societys (AWS) D1.1/D1.2/D1.6 Standards.

Spanco, Inc. is officially certified as an AWS Certified Welding Fabricator (CWF). This means that not only are all welders AWS Certified, but all processes and procedures adhere to AWS CWF requirements. Examples of requirements include annual calibration of all welding machines and Level 2 visual inspections on all load-bearing components.

Material Standards:

All steel used in the manufacturing of Spanco cranes meets the following applicable ASTM International specifications:

Structural Steel Shapes: ASTM A-36

Structural Steel Pipes: ASTM A-53

Structural Steel Tubing: ASTM A-500

Steel plate and round bar used in Spanco cranes have minimum yield strengths of 36 KSI.

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