What are the Parts of a Crane?

 Date: 12/10/2019
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What makes up a crane? The diagrams below show you parts of a crane, for electric chain hoists and wire rope hoists. Understanding the basics will help you better communicate with your crane builder and ensure that you order a system that best suits your application needs. View our Glossary for more overhead crane terminology or consult our Crane Designer today!


QX Wire Rope Cranes

QX® wire rope hoist cranes are complete crane systems, featuring our top-ranked Spacemaster® SX wire rope hoist. Wire rope cranes cover the broadest capacity range (1ton-250 tons / 1000 kg - 250,000 kg) and offering of features, including features for outdoor environments, special controls, and a variety of crane configurations.

QX wire rope crane


QL Electric Chain Hoist Cranes

QL electric chain hoist cranes feature our HMI-Certified LK electric chain hoist and are designed for rugged durability and ease of use. QL electric chain hoist cranes are a great option for applications up to 5 tons (5,000 kg).

QL Electric Chain Hoist Crane


QLP Push Cranes

QLP push cranes are the best way to add mobility to your electric chain hoist. Push-pull trolley and bridge motions offer a low-maintenance and cost-effective option for cranes up to 2 tons (2000 kg).

QLP Crane


Interested in learning more about cranes? Contact a distributor near you today for an on-site evaluation of your project!