Top Running Cranes and Monorails

Top-running overhead cranes install a fixed track or track system on top of each runway beam, allowing end trucks to carry the bridge and crane along the top of the runway system. Top-running cranes can be configured as single-girder or double-girder bridge designs. Single girder bridges use under-slung trolleys and hoists, while double girder designs most often use top-running trolleys and hoists.

Top Running Cranes for Sale

We sell a wide range of Top Running Cranes, including those for material handling and demanding processes.

Our Top Running Cranes are ergonomic, cost-effective, and safer.

Contact us to customize your Top Running Cranes model and get economical pricing.

At WeiHuaCrane, we can provide you with Top Running Cranes that can meet your material lifting needs.

Types of Top Running Cranes

Single Girder Overhead Crane
overhead crane

Single Girder Overhead Cranes

Load capacity1 ton to 32 tons
Span6 m to 35 m
Lifting speed0.3 to 8 m/min
Hoist running speed20 m/min
Crane running speed20 m/min
Work dutyA3, A4
Double Girder Overhead Crane
overhead crane

Double Girder Overhead Cranes

Load capacity5 to 550 tons
Span10 m to 35 m
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

Top Running Cranes Serve

WeiHuaCrane can provide one-stop solutions for Top Running Cranes, including design, production, installation, training, maintenance, repair, etc.
Also offers OEM/ODM service for Top Running 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.

Under Running Cranes Details

Top Running 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 workstation 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 workstation 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 workstation 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.

Top Running 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.

Top Running Cranes Type

Long bridge spans are easier to achieve with a top-running crane configuration, plus the hook height (the distance from the floor to the hook) is greater, giving the user more room to lift. This configuration is suitable for larger capacity hoists due to the use of additional support structures.

Top-running overhead cranes install a fixed track or track system on top of each runway beam, allowing end trucks to carry the bridge and crane along the top of the runway system. Top-running cranes can be configured as single-girder or double-girder bridge designs. Single-girder overhead cranes use under-slung trolleys and hoists, while double-girder overhead crane designs most often use top-running trolleys and hoists.

Top-running overhead cranes have no limited capacity, which means they can be built to handle small or large-capacity loads. Top-running cranes can be built to any capacity from 1/4 ton to over 550 tons. These types of overhead cranes are supported by building structures or runway support columns and are ideal for moving extremely heavy loads.

Top-running cranes provide additional lift height for buildings with limited headroom, as they ride on tracks on top of runway beams. The top-running double-girder bridge design allows for maximum lift height as the crane and trolley run on top of both bridges or girders, adding an additional 0.5m to 1.5m of hook height.

Top-running overhead cranes are generally larger than bottom-running cranes because they can be built to higher capacities and can accommodate wider spans. Since the crane is supported on a track on top of the runway beam, there is no hanging load factor, so installation and future maintenance are easier and less time-consuming than a suspended crane.


Please check the following specifications to choose the right Top Running Cranes.

Larger Top Running Cranes was available on request.

Lifting capacityup to 20 tons
Lifting heightup to 9 Meters; according to your needs
Spanup to 30 Meters; according to your needs
Lift speed controlSingle-speed, double-speed, or variable frequency hoisting
Crane Control OptionsPush Button Pendants, Radio Controls
Hoist OptionsWire rope hoist, electric chain hoist, manual hoist
girder designProfile or box beam
temperature-20℃ ~ +40℃ Special function for wider temperature range
environmentSpecial designs are typically used indoors – outdoors

Top Running 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
LH Double Girder Overhead Cranes

Best Solutions For Manufacturing Company and Factory

Best Top Running Cranes Manufacturer

WeiHuaCrane is a leading Top Running Cranes manufacturer, supplier, company, and factory.
As one of the leading Top Running Cranes 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 Top Running Cranes.

What is a Top Running Cranes?

A Top Running Cranes is a type of machine or equipment used in an industrial setting that allows you to lift and move heavy objects from one location to another in a precise manner.
Workstation Cranes consist of two parallel rails that rest on longitudinal I-beams and are contacted to opposite steel columns by brackets. The hoist, the lifting part of the electric winch, travels along the bridge.
Commonly used in various manufacturing companies and factories, the following are the applications of Top Running Cranes:

  • aircraft manufacturing
  • Car manufacturer
  • chemical production
  • coal collection
  • put up
  • cement plant
  • glass factory
  • brick factory
  • concrete plant
  • food and drink
  • metal processing
  • Machine-made
  • metal ore mining
  • power plant
  • energy plant
  • paper mill
  • railway
  • rubber plastic
  • shipyard
  • waste disposal
  • fertilizer plant
  • wood handling

Why choose our Top Running Cranes?

Top Running 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

What is a Top Running Cranes?

A top running overhead crane has a fixed rail or track system installed on the top of each runway beam allowing the end trucks to carry the bridge and hoist along the top of the runway system. Top running cranes can be configured in a single girder or double girder bridge design.

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