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KBK Bridge Cranes

KBK Enclosed Track Cranes:

There are two stationary rails and two moving beams on a traditional bridge crane. One of the first enclosed track cranes was the KBK crane.

It has become more common to use enclosed track rails instead of traditional I-beam cranes.

KBK Bridge Cranes

In the most typical KBK bridge crane arrangement, shown here, the worker pulls the hoist along the bridge, and the bridge along the runways manually.

The bridge articulates, that is, it swings to an angle with respect to the runways as it moves along. As a result, if a worker makes small movements at one end only of the bridge, only that end of the bridge moves, resulting in much less energy consumed.

We manufacture the floor-mounted support stand. The cranes of this type are often able to fit around obstacles and machinery in a majority of factory settings.

There is also an option of mounting this bridge crane on a ceiling or on a cantilevered floor stand.

Rating: Most operator-friendly crane style. A short, lightweight bridge is ideal for fast part handling.

KBK Jib Cranes

Enclosed Track Jib Crane Boom

This version of jib cranes have a single enclosed-track boom that pivots about a central column. Normally they are floor-mounted, but they can also be attached to a wall or to the side of a machine.

KBK Articulated Jib Cranes

An articulated jib has a joint midway along the boom, to be able to reach around an obstruction, or to be able to collapse to pass by an obstruction. 

Rating: Least expensive crane style.

*These are not recommended for fast-paced, repetitive material handling.

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