Overhead Pendant Crane

Pendant crane can be controlled by an operator using a push button pendant which is attached to the crane itself. Generally, the overhead crane comes standard with a pendant control to lift and lower the load. This type of crane features low cost, simple structure, easy operation and fast installation.

The pendant overhead crane comes in a variety of configurations and specifications for your application, such as single girder, double girder, top running and underhung system. Each equipment can be uniquely designed to accommodate your specific lifting requirements.

Pendant Crane for Sale
Pendant Crane for Sale

Pendant crane for sale parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 1-20t
Span Length: 7.5-28.5m
Lifting Height: 6-18m
Lifting Speed: Single/Double/Variable Speed
Working Class: A3, A4
Ambient Temperature: -20-40℃

Configurations of Pendant Control Overhead Crane

  • Single girder crane

With only one bridge girder, the crane is ideal for light duty or moderate service. It is commonly found in light fabrication shops, maintenance shops, repair shops, warehouses and so on. Generally, pendant controls can be used on various single girder cranes.

AQ-LD Type Single Girder Overhead Crane for Sale
AQ-LD Type Single Girder Overhead Crane

AQ-LD type single girder overhead crane parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 1-20t
Span Length: 7.5-28.5m
Lifting Height: 6-18m
Lifting Speed: Single/Double/Variable Speed
Working Class: A3, A4
Ambient Temperature: -20-40℃


AQ-HD Type Single Girder Crane
AQ-HD Type Single Girder Crane

AQ-HD type single girder crane parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 3.2~16t
Span Length: 7.5~28.5m
Lifting Height: 6~18m
Lifting Speed: 0.66/4~1.6/10m/min
Crane Travelling Speed: 2~20m/min
Working Class: A5

  • Double girder crane

Double girder overhead crane is capable of handling heavier loads efficiently and safely. It mainly consists of two bridge girders, two end trucks, hoist and trolley, crane travelling mechanism and control system. If the crane is designed with low duty cycle classes, it can be controlled by pendant control.

AQ-QD Double Girder Overhead Crane Manufacturer
AQ-QD Double Girder Overhead Crane

AQ-QD double girder overhead crane parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 5~450t
Span Length: 10.5~31.5m
Lifting Height: 6~18m
Lifting Speed: 2.1~12.5m/min
Crane Travelling Speed: 42~90/min
Working Class: A5~A6


AQ-LH Electric Hoist Overhead Crane
AQ-LH Electric Hoist Overhead Crane

AQ-LH electric hoist overhead crane parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 5~32t
Span Length: 10.5~31.5m
Lifting Height: 6~18m
Lifting Speed: 3~8m/min
Crane Travelling Speed: 20m/min
Working Class: A4

  • Top running overhead crane

In most cases, the overhead crane is mounted on top of runway beams that are supported by building columns or engineering columns, thus the top running overhead crane provides more lifting height. What’s more, it can be designed with no limiting capacity.

AQ-NLH European Standard Overhead Crane
AQ-NLH European Standard Overhead Crane

AQ-NLH European standard overhead crane parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 3.2~80t
Span Length: 10.5~31.5m
Lifting Height: 6~18m
Lifting Speed: 0.5/3.4~0.8/5m/min
Crane Travelling Speed: 3~30m/min
Working Class: A5

  • Underhung overhead crane

If there are no support columns inside your facility, or the height of your building is inadequate, an underhung system can be a better choice as it is suspended from the building roof structure. The under running crane provides excellent side approach and high utilization of the building space.

Underhung Bridge Crane
Underhung Bridge Crane

Underhung bridge crane parameters:

Lifting Capacity: 0.5~10t
Span Length: 3~16m
Lifting Height: 6~18m
Lifting Speed: 7~8m/min or 0.7/7-8/0.8m/min
Crane Travelling Speed: 20~30m/min
Working Class: A3~A4

Uses of Pendant Type Crane

  • The pendant is ideal for cranes that are designed for infrequent or light service since it is difficult or impossible for the operator to keep up with a heavy duty crane using a pendant. When working with heavy loads or hazardous materials like chemicals or hot molten metals, it is more practical and safer to use a wireless remote control or cabin control.
  • It is also preferred for explosion proof overhead cranes to ensure a safe lifting operation.
  • If you require a cost-effective overhead crane, a pendant system may be an ideal choice.

Benefits of Pendant Operated Crane

  • Since the pendant is wired to the hoist or a festoon system, there will be no interference in the operation of the crane.
  • Ergonomic design. The pendant can be designed to be comfortable for the operator to use, as well as reduce fatigue.
  • Sturdy design. It is designed with long service life and excellent resistance to mechanical damage.
  • Low cost. The pendant control is less expensive than a wireless remote control or cabin control.
  • Excellent resistance to corrosion, dust and moisture.
  • Insulated design for safe and reliable performance.
Pendant Control
Pendant Control

Pendant Control for Overhead Crane

Pendant control is the standard for overhead cranes. It usually hangs down from the hoist or a separate festoon track. During operation, the operator need to walk with the crane and the load as he holds the control pendant.

With ergonomic design, the control pendant can be very comfortable for the operator to use. Besides, it can be designed to be smaller and lighter so that it can be operated using one hand.

Safety Precautions When Using A Pendant System

  • Since pendant control requires the operator to keep close to the load at all times, the crane cannot be used to handle hazardous or harmful materials.
  • It cannot be used with cranes that are in high-use duty cycles since it is hard for the operator to keep up with the equipment.
  • Before operation, the operator should be aware of environments inside the facility such as the material or obstacles on the floor, equipment that is operating nearby in case the operator gets injured or the control gets caught on obstructions.
  • Pendant control can be a good choice for safely controlling the crane and hoist as long as the operator is properly trained and strictly follows the operation rules.

Overhead Crane With Wire Rope Hoist or Chain Hoist

Electric hoist is the unit to lift, position and lower the load. There are two main types of hoists that can be used with crane system, including wire rope hoist and chain hoist.

Wire rope hoist is a popular choice for your crane since it provides faster lifting speed, higher height and smoother lifting operation. It uses wire rope as the lifting medium. You can choose from AQ-CD1, AQ-MD1, AQ-HC type wire rope hoist based on your operating and performance requirements.

Chain hoist is commonly found in light duty applications. It uses metal chain as the lifting medium, thus it is more durable than a wire rope hoist. In addition, it can be less expensive and requires little maintenance.

Order Your Crane Today!

Due the ruggedness, reliability and low cost of pendant control, it is common on standard light duty overhead crane systems. We offer different kinds of overhead cranes from small capacity light duty cranes to large capacity heavy duty cranes with customized configurations and options.

There are a few things for you to consider in order to get the right type of crane, including your required crane specifications (rated lifting capacity, span, lifting height, lifting speed, etc.), type of crane you need, environmental conditions, duty cycle, control options and other special requirements. You can discuss these issues with our crane experts.

There are different ways to get a free quote from us, such as to fill out the contact form, give us a call or email us. You are suggested to offer the basic information of the crane as much as possible so that we can help you select the right overhead crane for your application.

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