Gorbel Overhead Crane Kits

Gorbel Freestanding Workstation Crane

Freestanding Work Station Bridge Crane Kits

Gorbel freestanding work station bridge cranes can handle the toughest overhead lifting tasks. These cranes, which can be installed on any normal 6-inch reinforced concrete floor, feature a pre-engineered, modular design that can easily expand as your work centers expand.
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  • Capacities up to 4000 lbs. with multiple track profiles and spanning capabilities.
  • Pre-engineered modular kit designs for easy expansion and relocation.
  • Can be installed on any normal 6" reinforced concrete floor.
  • Enclosed track design helps keep out contaminants and dust.
  • Rigid runways for superior load positioning.
  • Cold rolled steel with high strength, low weight per foot ratio for smooth rolling surface for reduced rolling resistance.
  • Versatile - performs a wide variety of material handling functions.
  • Economical enough to be devoted to individual work stations.
  • Ease of installation for reduced installation time and costs.
  • Can increase worker satisfaction.
  • Encourages safe work practices.
  • Rapid return on investment through increased productivity.

Ceiling Mounted Workstation Crane from Gorbel

Ceiling Mounted Work Station Bridge Crane Kits

Gorbel ceiling mounted work station bridge cranes are an excellent solution when a work area must be clear from any support structures that may interfere with operations. These systems require a building with an adequate overhead structure to safely support the load of the crane. Customers can install multiple bridges along one set of runways and greatly increase their productivity. Available in steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Capacities are available from 150 to 4000 lbs. with overall bridge lengths up to 34 ft.
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  • Capacities up to 4000 lbs. with multiple track profiles and spanning capabilities.
  • Pre-engineered modular kit designs for easy expansion and relocation.
  • Enclosed track design helps keep out contaminants and dust.
  • Cold rolled steel with high strength, low weight per foot ratio for smooth rolling surface for reduced rolling resistance.
  • Versatile - performs a wide variety of material handling functions.
  • Economical enough to be devoted to individual work stations.
  • Ease of installation for reduced installation time and costs.
  • Can increase worker satisfaction.
  • Encourages safe work practices.
  • Rapid return on investment through increased productivity.

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Anatomy of a Work Station Crane

Gorbel Hoist Trolley

1. Hoist Trolleys

Gorbel's hoist trolleys provide the connection between the lifting device and the bridge. The trolleys are designed for effortless movement along the bridge. The stamped body fits most rigid hook or eye lifting devices.

  • Wheels are tapered to match the 2° taper of the track, which reduces rolling resistance and wheel wear. Wheels contain ball bearings that are sealed and lubricated for life.
  • Trolleys are designed to operate in temperatures from +5°F to +200°F.
  • All trolleys meet or exceed the ANSI B30.11 specifications for underhung bridge cranes.
Gorbel End Truck

2. End Trucks

Gorbel end trucks provide the connection between the runways. They are designed for effortless movement along the runway.

 

  • Wheels are tapered to match the 2° taper of the track, which reduces rolling resistance and wheel wear. Wheels contain ball bearings that are sealed and lubricated for life.
  • Two horizontal wheels center the end truck within the runway, which prevents binding of the bridge. As a result, the position of the load on the bridge has little effect on the amount of force needed to move the bridge along the runway.
  • Any slight runway track misalignment is taken up by the bridge floating in one end truck, while the other end truck is firmly clamped to the bridge.
  • All end trucks meet or exceed the ANSI B30.11 specification for underhung bridge cranes.
Gorbel Festoon Glider

3. Festoon Gliders

Festoon gliders are used to support flat cable along the runway and bridge. They are standard on steel runways of 63 feet or less. No tools are required to attach the festooning to the gliders.



Gorbel Festoon Trolley

4. Festoon Trolleys

Gorbel festoon trolleys (optional) are used to support flat cable or air hose along the runway or bridge. The trolleys have four wheels and a pivoting festoon saddle support. They are ideally suited for long runways (greater than 63 feet) or with round cables or air hoses. With runways greater than 63 feet or with an all aluminum system, festoon trolleys are standard. Special festoon trolleys for vacuum hoses are also available.



Gorbel Festoon Clamp

5. Festoon Clamps

Festoon clamps anchor the festooning at the start of the runway and bridge. They also prevent the festoon gliders from exiting the track and they can provide a redundant stop for the end trucks and trolley.



Gorbel End Stop Bumper

6. End Stop Bumpers

High-impact molded end stop bumpers are provided on all runways and bridges to prevent the end trucks and trolley from exiting the track. The bumpers are bolted to the track to physically limit the travel of the end truck and trolley.



Gorbel Universal Bumper

7. Universal Bumpers

A universal bumper can be used as a secondary end stop, either internally or externally.



Gorbel Stack Section

8. Stack Sections

A stack section at one end of a runway serves as an extension that allows festoon carriers to be stored on the end of the runway without reducing crane coverage.



Gorbel Festoon Glider 9. Flat Cable and/or Air Hose

A flat cable festooning system is included in all Gorbel work station bridge cranes. Plenty of cable is provided for 3 foot loops on the runway and 1 foot 6 inch loops on the bridge. Optional air hose is also available and is supported by optional festoon trolleys. Gorbel work station cranes can utilize optional conductor bar electrification, but this results in an increase up to 40% of the amount of effort required to move the system.



Gorbel Hanger Assemblies

10. Hanger Assemblies

Each Gorbel Work Station Bridge Crane is provided with the appropriate number of hanger assemblies, based on the number of support assemblies shown in this brochure's dimensional pages.

Hangers for Trussed Steel Track: Hangers for steel runways are included with each assembly as shown. The runways are flush mounted under the free standing support assemblies via spine clamp angles, B7 alloy threaded rods, and the appropriate hardware.

Profile of Gorbel:

As an innovator and leader in the enclosed track work station crane industry, Gorbel provides a wide variety of overhead solutions. The work station systems include:

  • Ceiling mounted bridge cranes.
  • Monorails.
  • Freestanding work station bridge cranes.

Since 1977, Gorbel has been dedicated to providing high-quality overhead material handling solutions backed by a commitment to on-time delivery, a focus on customer service, and the industry's best warranty. Gorbel products are manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities in New York and Alabama.

  • Industry's best warranty - 5 years on manual and motorized cranes!
  • Industry's best delivery - 5-day shipments available for all manually operated cranes. 2-3 day premium service also available.
  • Multiple shipping points - We have multiple manufacturing facilities, and we ship from the closest plant to lower your freight costs and reduce product damage.
  • "If it's late, we pay the freight" - When delivery is critical, you can depend on Gorbel. Upon request, we will guarantee your crane will be ready for shipment on the promised date or we pay the freight.
  • Ease of installation - We build and assemble all components with jigs and fixtures to ensure easy installation.
  • Ease of operation - This helps reduce operator injuries and increase your company's productivity.
  • Versatility - Gorbel makes a complete line of jib cranes to meet your needs!
  • Safety - All cranes are pre-engineered for powered hoist operation with a factor of 15% of the jib capacity for the combined weight of the hoist and trolley and an additional factor of 25% of the jib capacity for the impact of powered hoists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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