I Beam Trolley Hoist

An I-beam trolley is a wheel mechanism from which a hoist is suspended to provide horizontal movement of the hoist along a beam or bridge rail.

Chain and lever hoists are most often used for applications that require a load to be lifted or suspended above the head.

However, when there are load bearing I-beams, securing the hoists to the beam can present a challenge, and that’s where clamps and trolleys come in.

I Beam Trolley Hoist
I Beam Trolley Hoist

W beams vs I beams

Let’s start with the basics: the horizontal pieces are known as flanges and the vertical piece is called the net. The flanges resist bending while the web assumes the cutting force.

An I-beam has tapered flanges with a narrower flange than most wide flange beams, making it a lighter construction material. A wide flange beam, with wider flanges and web than the I-beam, can support more weight, but this makes it heavier overall.

I-beam sizes standard

The standard I-Beam is named for its distinctive shape, similar to the capital letter “I”. The horizontal pieces are known as flanges and the vertical piece is called the web. This shape is very effective for carrying heavy loads without bending over.

I-beams are structural support materials that are used primarily for construction. Able to withstand excessive amounts of pressure, I-beams ensure structural integrity and stability.

The thickness of the I-beam will determine the type of work it is best suited for. It is important to consider the applied force, the weight supported, and the tension and compression.

The smaller sizes are typically used for jobs where the amount of pressure and weight will be minimal, while the thicker sizes of steel I-beams are used to support structures that support greater amounts of weight.

I beam hoist system

Know Your Tracks: The roads of your lift system in terms of overhead crane system roads are the lift roads.

In a lifting solution, the road surface, the part where the cart wheels roll and move, determines the smoothness of the lateral movements.

There are many other factors to consider when choosing a track for a lift system and there are a variety of tracks available, each of which is tailored to your budget and elevator environment.

Choosing which one is right for your operation is critical to the long-term use of the lift system and balances it against the cost of the system.

To clarify, if any beam or enclosure is used as part of a lifting system with a rolling surface, then in our industry, it is called a rail (although beams can be used for this purpose).

This is one of the many aspects of a lift that Acculift, after consultation with you and after site inspections, considers when designing a lift system for you.

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