Also known as bridge cranes, the overhead crane varies in carrying capacity, in the range of up to 500 tons. Its carrying range is around 60 m height – 50 m. Special versions allow working with up to 600m range, these are often mining cranes.
Overhead cranes are often used in warehouses and production halls. they work using a a series of lifting elements, including hooks, grabs, magnets, grips and other special devices. Metallurgical plants also use a type of overhead crane, although these are specifically designed to serve the metallurgical plants and form a separate group of metallurgical cranes.
The cabin is placed in an area which provides the best view, and for the operators safety. If necessary the trolley has the ability to autonomously move along the span of the crane.
Remote control functionality is used especially in the presence of the three mechanisms. Although they are rarely used, light-duty cranes also have manual transmission devices.