How to design and plan an overhead crane in a production hall simply?

The correct selection of a bridge crane is a challenge that requires substantial knowledge and experience, especially for structural designers and architects. In order to create a reliable project for industrial production facilities, you need to go through numerous stages of work on such a project – analyzing available solutions, reviewing product catalogs, and considering various complex structural and technical factors. The new tool, Konecranes Crane Planner, greatly simplifies and speeds up this process.

From now on, architects, industrial designers, and steel structure manufacturers have the opportunity to access a vast amount of data regarding cranes and Konecranes’ electronic catalog of lifting equipment for free through the Crane Planner platform. This user-friendly online tool provides a rich source of data for selecting the right cranes and offers information on the spatial requirements needed for their installation, along with technical specifications.

Therefore, whether your task is to design a new factory, expand an existing plant, or warehouse, the new Konecranes Crane Planner tool will help you save time and eliminate unnecessary costs while minimizing the time required to design a crane. With the Crane Planner platform, preparing architectural projects that are compatible with the spatial conditions in a given hall, including the working area necessary for crane installation, is incredibly simple.

Crane Planner allows for a quick determination of technical parameters of the bridge crane, browsing and comparing projects with access to over 1000 pre-designed cranes with 2D and 3D drawings, and provides instructions and operation procedures for the equipment. All these elements will have an invaluable impact on the safety of crane operation by operators during daily lifting operations.

Konecranes Crane Planner – easy crane selection The Crane Planner tool introduced by Konecranes to the market as a response to the needs of structural designers and architects greatly simplifies previously multi-stage and technically complex crane design processes. It is a highly functional and user-friendly tool that provides:

  • 2D and 3D drawings with load capacities and technical parameters of the crane,
  • Online access to over 1000 pre-designed cranes,
  • Unique added value in the form of technical consultations with Konecranes experts in the field of cranes,
  • Facilitation of collaboration between construction teams and designers,
  • A collection of brochures and information on similar projects,
  • Crane optimization and construction process,
  • Efficient use of designers’ working time.

What should be kept in mind when designing a crane? First and foremost, consider the intended use of the crane and take into account its integration with other lifting systems. These are aspects that need to be addressed at very early stages in the design of future facilities. Both of these factors directly impact cost efficiency. Improper allocation of space and limiting or impractical placement of the crane can lead to operators working in potentially hazardous workspaces, with serious health and safety consequences.

Similarly, choosing the wrong type of crane and its components can negatively impact the overall efficiency of the investment. Konecranes’ Crane Planner tool, along with the option to consult with crane experts, can provide significant support in avoiding these types of errors.

The video below demonstrates how easy it is to use the Konecranes Crane Planner tool.