Foundry Crane

Foundry crane is a rugged heavy duty lifting equipment specifically designed to transport hot liquid steel in harsh environments with extremely high temperatures, thus it puts tremendous stress on the crane and its components. We offer two main types of overhead cranes to suit your load handling and transporting requirements, including single girder and double girder cranes. Tailor-made overhead crane is also available to meet your special requirements.

Foundry Crane for Sale
Foundry Crane for Sale

Foundry crane for sale parameters:

  • Lifting Capacity: 5~320t
  • Lifting Height: 6~18m
  • Span Length: 10.5~31.5m
  • Working Class: A6~A8
  • Working Temperature: -10℃~55℃

Two Main Configurations of Metal Foundry Crane

  • Single girder foundry crane

Capacity: 1 ton to 10 tons, work duty: A6, ambient temperature: ≤60℃

AQ-LDY type single girder overhead crane for foundries is designed and manufactured in line with JB/T 1306-2008. It lifts and lowers the load by using AQ-YHⅡ metallurgical electric hoist.

This type of crane features lower cost, simpler structure, easier installation and maintenance as compared to its double girder counterpart.

AQ-LDY Single Girder Overhead Crane Supplier
AQ-LDY Single Girder Overhead Crane

AQ-LDY single girder overhead crane parameters:

  • Lifting Capacity: 0.5~10t
  • Span Length: 7.5~28.5m
  • Lifting Height: 6~20m
  • Lifting Speed: 7~8m/min
  • Crane Travelling Speed: 20~30m/min
  • Working Class: A6

  • Double girder foundry crane

Capacity: 5 ton to over 320 tons, work duty: A6-A8, ambient temperature: ≤60℃

AQ-QDY double girder overhead crane is meant for higher efficiency and productivity since it can be designed with larger capacity, greater lifting and travelling speed comparing to a single girder crane. What’s more, it is ideal for a worse working environment.

If you need to handle a heavier load, a double girder crane for foundries and steel mills can be a better choice.

AQ-QDY Double Girder Overhead Crane for Sale
AQ-QDY Double Girder Overhead Crane

AQ-QDY double girder overhead crane parameters:

  • Lifting Capacity: 5~320t
  • Lifting Height: 6~18m
  • Span Length: 10.5~31.5m
  • Working Class: A6~A8
  • Working Temperature: -10℃~55℃

Ladle And Foundry Overhead Crane Safety Design

Iron and steel foundries requires high reliability, durability and safety of load handling, therefore the crane and its parts are developed to meet the highest standards.

  • Insulated main beam – the bottom of the main beam is insulated to protect the crane structure in high heat environment.
  • Forged hook – it provides impressive reliability and longevity.
  • High performance steel wire rope – the hoist rope delivers high reliability, long service life and ensures high efficiency of steel mill operations.
  • High temperature resistant cable – the cable can withstand the harshest environments in foundries.
  • H-class insulated motor – it adopts conical rotor motor with large starting torque.
  • Forged or rolled wheel – it provides smooth movement, long service life and high reliability.
  • Insulated driver’s cabin – it is more comfortable for the operator to use.
  • Double brake lifting – for much safer lifting operation
  • Electrical equipment – thermal insulation is taken to protect the electrical equipment.
  • Remote control or cabin control – the crane can be operated remotely by a wireless remote control or in a cabin in order to protect the crane user.
  • Safety equipment – different types of equipment or systems are available for foundry bridge crane safety, such as warning horns, indicator lights, anti-sway device, anti-collision device, limit switches and load limiter.

Overhead Crane for Foundries
Overhead Crane for Foundries

Ladle Crane for Sale
Ladle Crane for Sale

Overhead Crane Parts

The overhead travelling crane is mainly composed of the bridge, hoist and trolley, crane travelling mechanism and electric control system.

Bridge – it is the load-bearing component of the crane, which consists of one or two bridge girders, two end trucks, walkways and railings. It is ruggedly constructed for high reliability and longer life. The walkways and railings enable the maintenance personnel to inspect or repair the crane easily and safely.

Hoist trolley – it is the unit to raise, hold and lower the load. Steel core wire rope is utilized for reliability, durability and safety of load handling. There are a range of equipment for a safe lifting operation, such as short circuit protection, electrical interlock protection, over speed protection, load limiter, double limit protection and safe brake protection.

Crane travelling mechanism – it makes the crane run along the runway beams. Forged or rolled wheels are used for reliable and smooth movement.

Electric control system – all electrical equipment take thermal insulation measure for safety and longevity. They can be either imported or made in China based on your requirements.

Selecting The Right Overhead Crane for Your Application

When choosing an overhead crane for your foundry, you need to address a few basic information in order to identify the right equipment for the job:

  • The type of crane you need (single girder or double girder)
  • Rated load capacity
  • Span
  • Lifting height
  • Lifting speed
  • Duty cycle
  • Control mode (remote control or cabin control)
  • Power source
  • Do you need a runway? If it is, what is the length of the runway?
  • Other special requirements

There are numerous advantages of employing a proper overhead bridge crane:

  • Streamlining workflow
  • Improving efficiency and productivity
  • Ensuring a safe lifting operation
  • Providing decades of trouble-free operation
  • Requiring less maintenance

Technical Parameters of Overhead Foundry Crane

Technical Parameter of AQ-LDY Metallurgy Electric Single Girder Overhead Crane
Capacity t 1 2 3 5 10
Span S(m) 7.5~22.5 7.5~22.5 7.5~22.5 7.5~22.5 7.5~22.5
Lifting height m 6~20 6~20 6~20 6~20 6~20
Lifting speed m/min 0.8/8 0.8/8 0.8/8 0.8/8 0.7/7
Trolley speed m/min 20 20 20 20 20
Crane speed m/min 20/30 20/30 20/30 20/30 20/30
Work duty A3-A4 A3-A4 A3-A4 A3-A4 A3-A4
Working temperature -20℃~+60℃ -20℃~+60℃ -20℃~+60℃ -20℃~+60℃ -20℃~+60℃
Track type P24 P24 P24 P24 P24 P38
Technical Parameter of AQ-QDY Hook Casting Overhead Crane
Capacity t 5 10 20 32 50
Span S(m) 10.5~31.5 10.5~31.5 10.5~31.5 10.5~31.5 10.5~31.5
Lifting height m 6~18 6~18 6~18 6~18 6~18
Lifting speed m/min 12.5 13 9.9 9.7 7.6
Work duty A7 A7 A7 A7 A7
Track type P43 P43 P43 QU70 QU80
Capacity t 75 100 160 200 320
Span S(m) 10.5~31.5 13~31 13~31 13~31 13~31
Lifting height m 6~18 6~18 6~18 6~18 6~18
Lifting speed m/min 6.4 7.5 0.6~6 0.8~8 0.9~9
Work duty A7 A7 A7 A7 A7
Track type QU100 QU120 QU120 QU120 QU120

Why Choose Us?

  • We use the latest design and manufacturing technology to produce high performance overhead cranes.
  • Our cranes are built to the highest quality and safety standards to ensure a reliable and secure material handling in the metal producing and processing industries.
  • With extensive experience in designing and manufacturing material handling equipment, we are able to develop the most appropriate and economical crane solution that serves the needs of every aspect of industries.
  • We provide a perfect after-sales service for our clients, including the equipment installation, commissioning, acceptance, maintenance as well as free technical advice.
  • We help increase your return on investment by producing high quality and cost-effective cranes.
  • We offer custom design to ensure you end up with a desired crane system.

To know more about foundry crane or to get a free quote, please feel free to contact us online today.

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