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Gantry Crane Installation

Installing a gantry crane might seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and resources, it can be a smooth process. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps required to install a gantry crane, ensuring safety and efficiency throughout the process. Additionally, we’ve created installation instruction videos to make you have a better understanding of the installation process of gantry cranes.

Gantry Crane Installation

Gantry Crane Installation Procedure: A General Guide

1. Site Preparation

  • Site Inspection: Ensure the installation site is clear of obstructions and suitable for crane operation.
  • Foundation Preparation: Depending on the crane type such as single girder gantry crane, double girder gantry crane, rail mounted gantry crane and rubber tyred gantry crane, prepare a stable foundation to support the crane’s weight and operational load.

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2. Gantry Crane Assembly

  • Component Verification: Perform a comprehensive inspection of all crane components upon delivery to ensure they meet the specified technical standards and are free from defects.
  • Precision Assembly: Use calibrated tools and precise measurement techniques to assemble the gantry structure. This includes ensuring all connections are tightened to the gantry manufacturer’s specified torque settings.
  • Hoist and Trolley Installation: Accurately position and secure the hoist and trolley units. Verify alignment and balance to prevent operational issues.

Gantry Crane Installation

3. Electrical and Control System Setup

  • Wiring and Circuit Integration: Install the electrical wiring and integrate the crane’s control systems, adhering to electrical codes and standards. Ensure all connections are secure and insulated.
  • Control System Calibration: Configure and calibrate the control system for accurate operation. This involves setting parameters for speed, load limits, and emergency stops.

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4. Safety Checks and Final Adjustments

  • Load Testing: Conduct rigorous load tests using calibrated weights to validate the crane’s lifting capacity and structural integrity. This includes dynamic and static load tests.
  • Safety Feature Verification: Inspect and test all safety features, such as limit switches, overload protection, and emergency stop functions. Ensure they are fully operational and meet safety regulations.
  • Final Precision Adjustments: Make precise adjustments to the crane’s alignment and operational settings to optimize performance. This includes fine-tuning the hoist’s travel path and adjusting the trolley’s movement for smooth operation.

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Installation Instruction Videos for Different Types of Gantry Cranes

For ease of understanding and to ensure precise installation, we provide a series of detailed installation instruction videos tailored to different types of gantry cranes. These videos cover each step of the installation process, from site preparation to final adjustments, and are designed to assist both novice and experienced installers.

Double Girder Gantry Crane Installation Video

This is a comprehensive instruction for the installation of double girder cranes. Double girder gantry cranes are used for heavier loads and offer greater stability and lifting height compared to single girder gantry cranes.

Installation Steps:

  • Foundation and Track Installation: Prepare the foundation and install the tracks if the crane is rail-mounted. Ensure the tracks are perfectly aligned and level.
  • Assembling the Girders: Place the two girders parallel to each other. Attach the cross beams securely.
  • Erecting the Girders: Use heavy-duty mobile cranes to lift and position the double girder assembly onto the end carriages.
  • Attaching the Legs: Securely attach the legs to the end carriages and foundation. Ensure they are vertical and aligned correctly.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Setup: Install the hoist and trolley systems on the girders. Connect all electrical components, including the control systems, motors, and safety devices.
  • Testing and Commissioning: Perform thorough inspections and operational tests. Verify the crane’s load handling, movement, and safety systems.

Safety Considerations:

  • Double-check the alignment of the tracks and girders.
  • Ensure all electrical connections are secure and properly grounded.
  • Conduct comprehensive load tests.

Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane Installation Video

The following is a specific video covering the unique installation process for rubber tyred gantry cranes. Rubber tyre gantry cranes offer the flexibility of mobility without the need for tracks.

Installation Steps:

  • Site Preparation: Prepare the ground where the rubber tyre gantry crane will operate. Ensure it is level and capable of supporting the crane’s weight.
  • Assembling the Structure: Assemble the main structure of the crane, including the gantry frame and supporting beams.
  • Mounting the Tyres and Axles: Attach the rubber tyres and axles to the structure. Ensure they are properly aligned and secured.
  • Hoist and Trolley Installation: Install the hoist and trolley systems on the gantry frame.
  • Electrical and Hydraulic Systems: Connect the electrical components, including the control systems and power supply. Install and connect the hydraulic systems for steering and lifting.
  • Testing and Calibration: Test the crane’s movement, lifting capability, and safety mechanisms. Calibrate the controls as needed.

Safety Considerations:

  • Ensure proper inflation and alignment of tyres.
  • Verify all hydraulic connections are secure and leak-free.
  • Conduct mobility and load tests.

Rail Mounted Gantry Crane Installation Video

This is a live installation video of our 45 ton rail mounted gantry crane. Rail mounted gantry cranes are fixed on tracks and are used in various industrial applications, including container handling at ports and railway yards.

Installation Steps:

  • Foundation and Track Installation: Prepare the foundation and install the tracks. Ensure they are aligned and level.
  • Assembling the Gantry Structure: Assemble the main gantry frame, including the girders and supporting beams.
  • Positioning on Tracks: Use mobile cranes to lift and position the gantry frame onto the tracks. Ensure it is properly aligned.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Setup: Install the hoist and trolley systems on the gantry frame. Connect all electrical components, including the control systems and power supply.
  • Safety Devices Installation: Install safety devices, including limit switches, overload protection, and emergency stop systems.
  • Testing and Commissioning: Conduct thorough inspections and operational tests. Verify the crane’s movement along the tracks, lifting capability, and safety mechanisms.

Safety Considerations:

  • Ensure tracks are properly aligned and anchored.
  • Verify all electrical connections and grounding.
  • Conduct comprehensive load and movement tests.

Single Girder Gantry Crane Installation Video

This step-by-step video is for assembling and installing single girder gantry cranes. Single girder cranes are typically used for lighter loads and offer an economical solution for many industrial applications.

Installation Steps:

  • Foundation Preparation: Ensure the foundation is strong and level. This involves concrete work that should cure properly before installation begins.
  • Assembling the Main Girder: Place the main girder on a flat surface. Attach the end carriages securely to each end of the girder.
  • Erecting the Crane: Use a mobile crane to lift the assembled girder and end carriages into position on the foundation.
  • Attaching the Supporting Legs: Securely attach the supporting legs to the end carriages and the ground. Ensure they are vertical and aligned correctly.
  • Electrical and Mechanical Connections: Connect the electrical components, including the control panel, power supply, and any safety devices. Mechanically connect the hoist and trolley systems.
  • Testing: Perform a thorough inspection and test the crane’s operation. Check for smooth movement, proper lifting, and safety mechanisms.

Safety Considerations:

  • Verify all bolts and connections are tight.
  • Ensure proper grounding of electrical components.
  • Conduct load tests as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Our Installation Services for Gantry Cranes

On-Site Installation Guidance

Our team of experienced technicians is available to provide on-site installation guidance. This service includes:

  • Hands-On Assistance: Our experts will be present at your site to guide you through the installation process.
  • Technical Support: We offer real-time troubleshooting and technical support to address any challenges that may arise during installation.
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Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane On-Site Installation Guidance Provided by Aicrane

Online Installation Guidance

For clients who prefer remote assistance, we offer comprehensive online installation guidance, which includes:

  • Virtual Meetings: Scheduled video calls to walk you through each installation step.
  • 24/7 Support: Round-the-clock access to our technical support team for any queries or issues.
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Aicrane Installation Team Provides Online Installation Guidance at Any Time


Proper installation of a gantry crane is crucial for its safe and efficient operation. By following the outlined installation procedure, instruction videos and utilizing our comprehensive installation services, you can ensure a smooth and successful setup of your gantry crane. Whether you require on-site guidance or prefer online support, Aicrane team is here to assist you every step of the way. With a variety of gantry cranes available, you can choose the one that best suits your specific application needs. For more information about our gantry crane installation, services, or any other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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