Hoists Direct offers workstation cranes, also known as free standing cranes, designed for heavy manufacturing and production environments that require 1/4-ton to 3-ton lifting capacity. Free standing cranes are designed for the suspension of hoists, power tools, air balancers and welding guns. Cranes can be single girder or monorail style to accommodate a variety of manufacturing facilities. Telescoping and overhanging crane options, as well as specialty beam sizes are available. End trucks can be either articulating or rigid with air and electric options available. Complete crane systems are also available and include the runway, bridge, end trucks, end stops, hangers & safety cables, festooning, steel supports and anchor bolts. Cranes are manufactured with aluminum or steel and offer bridge spans up to 40 feet providing a variety of products to suit any assembly line or production environment. In addition to workstation cranes, we offer single girder bridge cranes and double girder bridge cranes to fit a variety of applications where a 3 ton or more capacity crane is required.
Our biggest-selling free standing crane is the 1/4-ton articulating crane manufactured in the United States by Unified Industries and the 1/2 workstation crane manufactured by Spanco. Both Spanco and Unified Industries offer high quality, industrial, reliable and affordable cranes that meet or exceed ANSI and OSHA standards. Unified cranes range from 1/4 ton (500 lbs) to 1 ton (2,000 lbs) and Spanco cranes range from 1/4 ton to 2 ton (4,000 lbs). Both offer customized options, including an aluminum enclosed track system, that are made to seamlessly and ergonomically move a hoist. You can be confident that any workstation crane you buy from Unified Industries or Spanco or any of our other manufacturers will provide years of service.