Overhead travelling cranes

Two main categories of overhead travelling cranes


Pont-roulant suspendu jaune avec capacité de 2 tonnes


How do overhead travelling cranes work?

Overhead travelling cranes are indispensable lifting devices in numerous areas of activity. How do they differ from cranes, gantry cranes, jib cranes and monorails? The main distinction with overhead travelling cranes is their design. All our models include the same basic components: a mobile horizontal structure, a girder and a hoist. The girder moves along two stationary runway beams. The hoist lifts and lowers loads with its lifting chain or wire rope and bottom block assembly.

Motion axes

Overhead travelling cranes move along three main motion axes: the runway axis, the transverse axis and the vertical axis.

  • The runway axis, or translation axis, is the movement that the crane girder makes.
  • The transverse axis, or directional axis, is the movement that the hoist trolley makes.
  • Lastly, the vertical axis, or lifting axis, is the loads’ up/down movement.

Cutting-edge products

Overhead travelling cranes move and lift light to heavy loads, depending on the model. These systems not only increase operational efficiency, but also reduce the risk of injuries from handling such loads. Frontenac Technologies proposes top-quality, cutting-edge products that are highly cost-effective and improve employee safety. Our wire rope hoists have an extensive life span, ensuring long-term productivity and maximizing the return on your investment.

To each work environment its own needs

Frontenac Technologies offers a vast selection of overhead travelling crane models, to meet every requirement. We propose solutions for big industry, custom structures, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated option that combines precision with leading-edge technology or a basic yet high-quality system, we’ve got you covered.

Don’t hesitate to ask us about our various products and tell us what your business needs.