Providing Industrial Custom Lifts in the United States

Givens Lifting Systems Inc, Perrysburg, OH

Givens Living Systems Inc. - USA

Bridge Cranes

Given Lifting Systems has been providing industrial businesses in the United States with expertly designed and crafted Bridge Cranes for over twenty-five years. As industry leaders in industrial custom lifting systems, we are able to provide the best overhead cranes and lifting solutions in the USA. We’re proud to be one of the leading manufacturers of bridge cranes and will continue to deliver professionally engineered and custom lifting solutions to our clients.

Expertly Engineered Bridge Cranes in the United States

Our bridge cranes are engineered for the lowest rail weight, the highest strength and the greatest versatility. 

G-Rail Bridge Crane Manufactured in the US by Givens Lifting Systems.

What Is a Bridge Crane?

Also known as an overhead crane, a bridge crane is a piece of industrial equipment that is designed to lift and transport heavy loads precisely from one location to another. A bridge crane gets its name because the hoist of the crane travels along a bridge that along two parallel runways.

Custom Manufactured Bridge Cranes

Givens Lifting Systems manufactures custom bridge cranes for a unique lifting solution that offers versatility and can be tailored to unique work settings and environments.

Benefits of Bridge Cranes & Overhead Cranes

Givens Lifting Systems offers quality bridge cranes unlike any other, with added benefits such as:

Lightweight Bridge Crane Capabilities

The crane profile of the G-Rail™ bridge crane, combined with Slant-Truss bolt-on reinforcements, create one of the lightest lifting systems in the world. The importance of a lightweight overhead crane becomes increasingly important when you need to move a load quickly and securely.

Patented G-Rail™ Bridge Crane Slant Truss

The patented Slant Truss is an all-aluminum bolt-on bridge crane reinforcement system that significantly increases the stiffness of the G-Rail™ Bridge Crane making it one of the sturdiest overhead cranes available. The Slant Truss is an optional component that can be added to the bridge crane or not, depending on the needs of the load. If the loading is less than the maximum rail capacity, longer spans than 4m can be used without a truss. When spans approach 25’, 30’ or even 35’, the weight of traditional bridge cranes increases exponentially, making them ergonomically impossible. There is simply too much weight to pull back and forth quickly. The extremely lightweight G-Rail™ overhead crane is reinforced with the Slant Truss, makes long spans much more feasible.

C250 overhead bridge crane along G-Rail bridge manufactured by Givens Lifting Systems in the US.
C2000 Bridge Crane manufactured by Givens Lifting Systems in the US

Low-Friction Rigid Aluminium End Trucks

In order for bridge cranes to move precisely and quickly than require low-friction end trucks. G-Rail™ bridge cranes offer rigid end trucks, rather than articulating end trucks, to prevent the overhead crane from skewing off the runways. Due to the low-friction rigid end truck G-Rail™ bridges move along evenly decreasing the 'pendulum effect'.

We machine all our end trucks from aluminum rather than welding them. By using aluminum we are able to create a more accurate and square-fit for all our end trucks which dismisses the possibility for binding. At Givens Lifting Systems, we make sure that your end truck guide wheels are perfectly fitted to the overhead crane in order to reduce friction.

Free-Standing Bridge Crane Support Frame

Givens Lifting Systems manufactures one of the strongest support frames for bridge cranes on the market. Unlike competitor products, G-Rail™ bridge cranes do not need to be attached to the building structure to ensure stability. Our overhead cranes are designed to be completely free-standing, with support from some of the largest columns in the industry. For instance, C250 cranes have 5” x 5” columns, where competitor’s bridge cranes can sometimes only be 3” x 3” and 4” x 4”.

Rigid Bridge Crane Design

We manufacture our bridge cranes with the runways as part of the cranes frame. By recruiting the runway as part of the design we are able to stiffen the top of the frame. Givens Lifting Systems also utilizes the saddle clamp, a component that can't be found elsewhere in the industry. The saddle clamp connects the header of the bridge crane firmly to the runway. Our G-Rail™ bridge crane headers are made from tubing to add reinforcement in the direction of the runways. 

Versatile G-Rail ™ Bridge Crane

Sometimes one size doesn't always fit all, especially when it comes to industrial cranes. A perfectly rectangular bridge crane may not work for your business and we understand that there are often specific requirements for industrial spaces. If you have an object that needs to be avoided or unique specifications for your overhead crane build, give us a call and we can discuss an alternative or custom lifting solution that is the perfect fit for your business.

The Slant Truss

The Slant Truss is an optional component that can be added to the bridge crane or not, depending on the needs of the load. G-Rail™ overhead cranes do not need to be reinforced if the span is 4m (13’) or less. If the loading is less than the maximum rail capacity, longer spans than 4m can be used without a truss. 

C100 G-Rail Bridge Crane with Balance and Custom Hook manufactured by Givens Lifting Systems in the US.
C1000 crane with balancer and custom hook
G-Rail Bridge Crane Slide Column with End Effector manufactured by Givens Lifting Systems in the US.
Slide Column on 2 C250 bridges with end effector
Cantilevered C250 G-Rail Bridge Crane without Trusses by Givens Lifting Systems in the US.
Cantilevered C250 G-Rail™ crane without trusses
Tractor Controls on hoist pendant for bridge cranes by Givens Lifting Systems in the US.
Tractor controls on hoist pendant

Disengageable AT Tractor Drive

At Givens Lifting Systems, we manufacture our AT tractor drives with the ability to disengage from the bridge crane rail when not in use. This allows the load to ‘free-wheel”, giving the overhead crane operator the choice between pulling the load manually or engaging the tractor drive at any time. For these tractor drives, we recommend the air motor be supplied with a small amount of oil if using frequently and continuously. However, for limited and intermittent use, the tractor drive can be run oil-free.
The team at Givens Lifting Systems can help find a solution that best suits your specific needs. Give us a call at 419-365-6256.
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