Steel Mill Cranes

Cranes used in steel mills need to participate in specific operations in the production process of steel raw materials, casting, finished products, and scrap.

The structure of the steel mill crane is similar to the ordinary overhead crane, but the hoist trolley has a special working structure.

Steel Mill Crane equipment plays a central role in improving your work efficiency and productivity.
It also streamlines your workflow and keeps employees safe on the shop floor.

We understand the hazards and challenges of the metal production industry: open flames, molten metal, high temperatures, hazardous loads, and continuous production needs.

The challenges and hazards of the metal production industry are frequent use, harsh working conditions, and high levels of work.
The challenges and hazards of the metal production industry are harsh working conditions: molten metal, open flames, high temperatures, frequent use: and continuous production demands.

Types of Steel Mill Cranes

Ladle Cranes
overhead crane

Ladle Cranes

Ladle cranes are used to hoist liquid metal into mixing furnaces and steelmaking furnaces, and into continuous casting equipment or ingot molds. The main hoist is used for handling, and the auxiliary hoist performs auxiliary tasks such as tipping buckets.

Load capacity5 to 550 tons
Span6 to 35 meter
Lifting speed6 to 13 m/min
Hoist running speed36 to 45.9 m/min
Crane running speed63 to 118.6 m/min
Work dutyA7
Electromagnetic Overhead Crane
overhead crane

Electromagnetic Crane

Electromagnetic cranes are suitable for handling magnetic materials such as formed steel, bars, steel plates, billets, and pipes.

Load capacity5 to 50 tons
Span10 to 35 meter
Lifting speed11.7 to 13.2 m/min
Hoist running speed31.3 to 37 m/min
Crane running speed58.5 to 74.3 m/min
Crane Control OptionsRadio Controls, cab
Work dutyA4, A5, A6, A7
Double Hoist Overhead Crane
overhead crane

Double Trolley Cranes

Double Trolley Cranes are used to handle long strips of material such as bars and tubes.

Load capacity(2.5+2.5) to (200+200) tons
Span6 to 35 meter
Lifting speed2.1 to 11.5 m/min
Hoist running speed27 to 40 m/min
Crane running speed42 to 75 m/min
Work dutyA4, A5, A6, A7
Grab Overhead Crane
overhead crane

Grab Overhead Cranes

Grab cranes are used for scrap handling and are ideal for grabbing pig iron, scrap steel, iron filings, slag, etc.

Load capacity2 to 80 tons
Span8 m 20 m
Lifting speed6 to 11.5 m/min
Hoist running speed20 to 40 m/min
Crane running speed20 to 40 m/min
Work dutyA3, A4, A5, A6

Steel Mill Cranes Serve

WeiHuaCrane can provide one-stop solutions for Steel Mill Cranes, including design, production, installation, training, maintenance, repair, etc.
Also offers OEM/ODM service for Steel Mill Cranes.
Products can be customized according to your individual requirements.
Please tell us your ideas or provide your design files and our R&D team will do the rest.

Steel Mill Cranes Details

Steel Mill Cranes Customized Options

It is important to determine the weight that the cranes will lift. The biggest reason is safety.
Lifting cranes more than they are designed for can be dangerous to your workers and increase the stress and maintenance of cranes and building superstructures.
You want to make sure your cranes can lift enough weight for your work today and in the future.

The lift height is the distance from the floor to the saddle of the hook when the hook is in the highest position.
Lift height is a crucial metric in any project as it ensures there is enough room to lift or lift and reposition the load you are lifting.

A workshop crane’s span is essentially its width across the bay-or the measured center-to-center distance between the runway beams.

It’s important because it determines how much material is required to build the bridge girders and most significantly affects the cost of the cranes.

Voltage requirements vary depending on your location.

The description of what you are lifting determines the type of crane you have, e.g. hook, grapple, electromagnet, C-hook, or double hook system.

If the cranes are installed outdoors, there is more to consider. Not only do you need to account for wind and weather, but the design must include covers to protect the hoist and motor when not in use.
And if it is a special environment, such as explosion-proof, etc., special overhead cranes are also required.

Steel Mill Cranes Components

There are mainly bridges, crane walking systems, hooks, hoists, trolleys, and electrical equipment.

It consists of the main beam, end beam, walking plate, column, test cage, cabin, and platform.

Main beam

Welded box-type double main beam;
The steel plate material is steel Fe37 or Fe52;
The main end beam is contacted by high-strength bolts;
The main beam can be an ordinary track beam or a non-track beam;

end beam

The end beams are welded by rectangular tubes or high-quality steel plates;
The main beam and the end beam are contacted by bolts;

Crane Travel System

The ground control adopts a soft start, with a small current, no axial swing, less motor, suitable for the frequent start, and good green energy-saving effect.
The cabin controls our ZDR series tapered winding rotor, three-phase asynchronous motor, or electromagnetic brake motor, with high mechanical strength, compact structure, and adjustable braking torque.
The motor starts smoothly and brakes safely.
The sky wheel, platform wheel, and brake wheel are processed by medium frequency induction quenching and power frequency quenching, and the hardness of the heat treatment is controlled by a Leeb hardness tester.

Hook – Use a hook attached to the crane to support the lifted load (can also be a grapple, electromagnet, etc.).

Hoists – A device that lifts and holds, raises or lowers a load using a wire rope or chain hoist or electric winch.

Trolley – consists of a motor, a reducer, and a trolley frame.
The trolley supports the hoist and moves horizontally along the crane bridge in order to position the hoist and hook before picking up or lowering the load.

electrical equipment
The safety contact wire has high conductivity, low pressure, and high set electric sliding speed.
The wire ropes in the electric box are neat and easy to maintain.
The power supply of the trolley is provided by the flat cable.
Smooth sliding and beautiful appearance.

protective device
The outdoor crane is equipped with a hoisting mechanism, an electrical control box, and a rainproof device.
Set the trolley travel interval device.

anti-collision device

Sound and light alarm device

operating device
Pendants, Remote Controls, Cabin Controls
Dedicated cabins for overhead cranes or capsule cabs with a wide field of vision and comfortable operation.

Steel Mill Cranes Type

Steel mill cranes are usually large heavy-duty cranes, usually overhead cranes.

The types of steel mill cranes are: ladle cranes, electromagnetic cranes, double trolley cranes, grab cranes and C-shaped coil handling cranes.


Please check the following specifications to choose the right Steel Mill Cranes.

Lifting capacityup to 550 tons
Lifting heightup to 30 Meters; according to your needs
Spanup to 35 Meters; according to your needs
Lift speed controlSingle-speed, double-speed, or variable frequency hoisting
Crane Control Options Radio Controls, cab
Hoist OptionsWire Rope Hoist, Winch Trolley
girder designProfile or box beam
temperature-20℃ ~ +40℃ Special function for wider temperature range
environmentSpecial designs are typically used indoors

Steel Mill Cranes Features

  • Easy to customize
  • Versatile, can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Service life 20 to 30 years
  • full mobility
  • Quick assembly with bolt assemblies
  • Available power drive kits
  • Improve security
  • improved ergonomics
  • Easily lift loads
Ladle Cranes

Best Solutions For Manufacturing Company and Factory

Best Steel Mill Cranes Manufacturer

WeiHuaCrane is a leading Steel Mill Crane manufacturer, supplier, company, and factory.
As one of the leading Steel Mill crane manufacturers, WeiHuaCrane provides you with cost-effective overhead lifting equipment, which can be perfectly adapted to your working environment.
The first choice for factories and construction companies, is fast production, fast service, and can meet the needs of your material handling projects in a short time.
Customize the solution according to your usage environment.
We design, manufacture, install and maintain overhead cranes.

What is a Steel Mill Cranes?

Steel mill casting crane is to transport molten metal ladle to the furnace, or transport molten metal from furnace to continuous caster, mixing furnace, steelmaking furnace.

Steel mill cranes are often exposed to radiant heat and high temperatures, so safety and reliability are top priorities.

Why choose our Steel Mill Cranes?

Steel Mill Cranes have always been our core product. We updated many items to make the structure safe and sound. Here are our advantages:

1. Quick installation, quick adjustment according to your existing production plan, minimizing equipment and production downtime.

2. Ergonomic

3. Cost-effectiveness

4. Lightweight

5. Sturdy and durable

6. Wide range of uses

7. Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Steel mill casting crane is to transport molten metal ladle to the furnace, or transport molten metal from furnace to continuous caster, mixing furnace, steelmaking furnace.
Steel mill cranes are often exposed to radiant heat and high temperatures, so safety and reliability are top priorities.

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