Do you need a runway?
Visualize an overhead crane’s runway system as the train tracks for a big crane. It’s made up of strong beams, tall columns, and tracks where the crane’s wheels roll.
There are two ways to set up the beams. For some cranes, the beams are like bridges on top of strong columns. Others hang from the ceiling, using the roof’s structure to hold them up.
Types of runways
If you want to add a new crane to your building, you have to make sure the columns can handle the crane’s weight. There are two ways to do this. Tied back columns connect to your building, like a friendly hug, giving extra support. Free-standing columns are like strong pillars that don’t touch the building’s insides.
Tied back columns help the crane stay steady and balanced. Runway systems come in two main types: Top Running and Underhung.
So, in simple terms, the runway is like train tracks for cranes, and we’ve got different ways to set it up to make sure everything stays safe and strong. Contact us today for more information on runway systems!