FIM Cranes & Service is the leading provider of overhead crane systems and related services in West Texas & Eastern New Mexico. FIM Cranes & Service is determined to making your crane buying experience simple and on schedule. We’re proud to have the facility and staff to build, ship, and install your next crane.
We provide an array of Overhead Bridge Cranes with capacities from 1 ton to 160 tons to handle the heavy duty lifting needs of any facility or warehouse.
A Top Running single girder bridge crane is a common crane design where the end trucks operate on a fixed rail or track attached to the top flange of a runway beam or girder. The hoist rides on the lower flange of the bridge beam.
Most commonly used in light to medium duty applications: machine shops, warehouses, steel & metal fabricators, heavy equipment maintenance facilities. – Typically built with a wire rope hoist or electric chain hoist. – Economical solution for your material handling needs. – Structural Beams up to 62′ 4″ span. – Box Girders from 60′ to 120′ Span.
A top running double girder crane is a heavy duty crane design where the end trucks operate on a fixed rail attached to the top flange of the runway beam or girder. The hoist is the top running type and the trolley rides on fixed rails attached to the top flange of the bridge beam or girder. The top running double girder crane has parallel bridges running together at a fixed gage essentially doubling the load potential available. In addition, the load hook can be raised between the two crane girders which enables maximum lifting height.
Most commonly used in medium to heavy duty applications: steel warehouses, coil handling facilities, foundries, casting plants, large tool & die facilities, paper mills, and large manufacturing facilities. – Utilizing the double girder crane design will help spread out the loadings created by the capacity requirements. – Structural beams in the lighter capacities are limited> – Box girders on the heavier capacities and longer spans. – Double girder cranes are required at 75+ Ton capacities.
Under running bridge cranes are usually under 10 ton and are most commonly supported from the ceiling to allow for maximum floor space.
We will review your current building and decide if an underhung, ceiling supported crane is the right choice. Freestanding support systems are also available.