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Terminology Guide

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  • Goliath
    A Goliath Crane, or Semi Goliath Crane is a type of crane that comprises of a gantry on a pair of legs that run on a floor level rail. Goliath cranes are often referred to as Portal Cranes. A goliath crane can sometime be referred to as a Gantry crane, however this is more of an American(...)
  • Goliath Crane
    A Goliath Crane, or Semi Goliath Crane is a type of crane that comprises of a gantry on a pair of legs that run on a floor level rail. Goliath cranes are often referred to as Portal Cranes. A goliath crane can sometime be referred to as a Gantry crane, however this is more of an American(...)
  • Inverter
    The term Inverter refers to Variable-frequency drive (VFD) and is a type of adjustable speed drive used in elecrto-mechanical drive systems to control AC motor speed and torque. It works by varying the motor input frequency and voltage. Inverter driven overhead cranes have several key(...)
  • JIB
    A jib crane is a type of crane that features a horizontal beam (jib or boom) that supports a moveable hoist and is fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar. Jib cranes have several configurations, including overbraced, underbraced, articulated and knuckle. Jib cranes are available with(...)
  • Jib Crane
    A jib crane is a type of crane that features a horizontal beam (jib or boom) that supports a moveable hoist and is fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar. Jib cranes have several configurations, including overbraced, underbraced, articulated and knuckle. Jib cranes are available with(...)
  • Overhead Crane
    An overhead crane is a permanent type of lifting equipment that is usually installed within a building for material handling. Overhead cranes are sometimes referred to as Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes, EOTC's, Bridge Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Workshop Cranes and Factory Cranes. They consist(...)
  • Pendant
    A pendant is a handheld controller for Overhead Cranes. A pendant is typically a rectangular wired handset that enables an overhead crane operator to control all motions of a crane system along with stopping the lifting equipment during an emergency. Pendant systems are available in various IP(...)
  • VFD
    The term Inverter refers to Variable-frequency drive (VFD) and is a type of adjustable speed drive used in elecrto-mechanical drive systems to control AC motor speed and torque. It works by varying the motor input frequency and voltage. Inverter driven overhead cranes have several key(...)