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Workshop cranes

A workshop crane is a mobile lifting crane that is specially designed for use in confined spaces and with low ceiling heights. Depending on the conditions and challenges in your workshop, the lightweight cranes are available with a wide variety of chassis designs. Counterweight cranes can be used for various lifting operations thanks to their different boom positions.


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What features do workshop cranes have?

Workshop cranes are ideal for moving engines, tools and other heavy objects. Typically, the load is lifted by means of a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder. The cranes have a parallel or spread chassis that allows them to pass under or around vehicles, making them particularly versatile.

Different types of workshop cranes

Common types of workshop cranes include counterweight cranes, which are characterized by their high load capacity and stability. They are ideal for demanding lifting projects in sectors such as construction, heavy industry and energy. Other variants include lightweight cranes, for example, which are simple versions designed for lifting and transporting loads of up to 3000 kg.

Where are workshop cranes used?

Where are workshop cranes used?
Workshop cranes are versatile and flexible tools that are used in a variety of environments and industries. Their main task is to facilitate the lifting, lowering and positioning of heavy loads. Here are some typical applications for workshop cranes:

  1. production halls: In production environments, workshop cranes are often used for assembly work. They are particularly useful for lifting and positioning heavy machine parts, tools and other components. Their mobility allows them to be used exactly where they are needed, making them an indispensable tool for flexible and efficient production.
  2. warehouse and logistics: In the warehouse and logistics sector, workshop cranes play an important role in the handling of goods. They enable the fast and safe loading and unloading of goods, especially heavy or bulky items. The ability to lift and position loads precisely is invaluable here.
  3. research and development areas: In research and development facilities, workshop cranes are used to move prototypes, experimental equipment and other heavy structures. In such sensitive areas, the precision and reliability of the cranes is particularly important.
  4. construction industry and building sites: Some workshop crane models are specially designed for use on construction sites. These cranes must be robust and durable to withstand the demanding outdoor conditions. They are often used to lift construction materials, tools and other equipment.
  5. maintenance and repair: Workshop cranes are essential in workshops for the maintenance and repair of vehicles, machinery and equipment. They enable the lifting of engines, gearboxes and other heavy parts, which increases efficiency and safety during repair work.

Workshop cranes: safety and maintenance

Safety when using workshop cranes is of vital importance and must always be a top priority. It is important to understand that every workshop crane, regardless of type and model, is subject to certain risks that can be minimized through proper use and regular maintenance.

Regular inspections and maintenance: Shop cranes should be inspected and serviced regularly to ensure that they are in good working order. These inspections should include both the mechanical and hydraulic parts of the crane. Particular attention should be paid to wearing parts such as ropes, hooks, pulleys and the hydraulic systems. It is advisable to draw up a maintenance schedule based on the manufacturer's specifications and the specific operating conditions of the crane.

Compliance with safety regulations: Compliance with applicable safety regulations is essential. This includes observing load limits, using suitable lifting equipment and ensuring that the crane is always operated on a firm and level surface. Regular safety checks should also be carried out to ensure that no hazards are overlooked.

Operator training: Another important aspect is the education and training of the operating personnel. Operators of workshop cranes should be thoroughly trained in handling, safety aspects and emergency procedures. This includes an understanding of the limitations of the equipment and the ability to recognize and respond to potential hazards. Regular training and refresher courses can help to keep operators' knowledge and skills up to date.

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