Gantry cranes, also know are portal cranes, are a type of cranes
that are built on top of a gantry. A gantry is a structure that is built to straddle a machine, object, or workplace. Heavy-duty gantry cranes are capable of lifting enormously heavy loads, while lightweight cranes that are smaller in size can be used to lift moderately heavy loads such as car engines. The entire structure of a gantry crane is often wheeled on rails, and the crane may also have a movable hoist that is mounted on a beam. Several types of gantry cranes are built with slight variations such as rubber
-tired gantry cranes, portable gantry cranes, full gantry cranes, and ship-to-shore gantry cranes. The applications areas of gantry cranes include terminals and ports for hauling containers and ship engines ashore or to the ship, fine art installation industries for moving machinery, and in the construction industry for moving materials up and down a skyscraper.Looking for the best selection of gantry cranes? Shop from MRO Supply to get a large range of gantry cranes for various applications.