3 | Overhead Crane Components

A hoist could be considered the most important component of an overhead crane system because it's the device that actually performs the lifting and lowering of a load. However, when looking at the complete picture, you also need to consider the method of delivering power to a crane's bridge, trolley, and hoist—as well as how the operator will control the crane's motion, hoist positioning, and hoist lifting motions. In this lesson, we'll explore:

The different methods of providing power to a crane's bridge, trolley, and hoist

The different methods of providing power to a crane's bridge, trolley, and hoist

The different types of hoists that are available for an overhead crane system

Pendants and radios used by the operator to control the motion of the crane and hoist

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