Advantages of Using Aluminum Gantries

Posted on September 16, 2016 in Gantry Cranes

While the economy continues recovering at its current pace, companies are hesitant about making sizeable investments, especially where material handling is concerned.  Large permanent gantry cranes used for lifting solutions can be very expensive and defeat the purpose of solving their needs in a cost-effective fashion.  A portable aluminum gantry crane is a great alternative to the more permanent systems because of their lifting capacity and their mobility.

There are several advantages to purchasing aluminum gantries compared to those that are manufactured from steel.  First and foremost, they are mobile.  These devices can be disassembled, transported to another location, and then re-assembled where it is needed for the next project.  Secondly, these devices can be customized and tailored to the needs of the job or project at hand.  This makes them extremely versatile as well.  Contrary to popular belief, they are very durable and stable despite their lightweight aluminum construction and design.

Because of their durability, mobility, and versatility, an aluminum gantry is ideal for a number of applications including construction sites and HVAC projects.  Projects such as these oftentimes require using a device that is more portable and can be carried up stairways, placed on a roof, and utilized in other challenging situations.  Once the gantry crane has been properly positioned it can hoist heavy HVAC units and then be moved easily and quickly.

Believe it or not, a portable aluminum gantry crane can lift up to 6,000 pounds plus their height is adjustable and for safety reasons, it can easily be locked in place to prevent it from moving unexpectedly.  This can be extremely practical when you are dealing with structures that have a number of obstacles such as an uneven floor or where a specific lifting operation is required.  They are also equipped with span adjustability so that coverage can be increased as necessary or for transporting them through narrow areas. This ensures a higher scope of work in areas where traditional cranes cannot go.

However, despite their durability and heavy lifting capacity, the key features that makes them such a good choice for a wide range of projects is their lightweight aluminum construction, their mobility, and most importantly, their cost-effectiveness.  Compared to the standard all steel models, aluminum gantries weigh about half as much.  So when they are disassembled, a one person can usually load them up in a vehicle and unload them without assistance (depending on the specific model).

For all intents and purposes, these features make them the ideal choice for a broad range of contractors.  Furthermore, the aluminum construction means they are corrosion-resistant so they can easily be used in clean rooms, refrigerated areas, and a number of different controlled, climate sensitive environments.  With its abundance of key features, as well as its accessories and other options, the aluminum gantry is a great choice for a wide range of projects.

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