Knee-braced Runway

Knee-braced runway systems are great where maximum hook height is desired and where additional floor obstructions created by the knee braces are not problematic. Because the system is braced this way, it does not require any attachment back to the building or other structures. Because knee-braced crane structures do not require support headers across the top of the system, they allow the overhead bridge crane to ride on the very top of the structure giving maximum hook height. In many cases the additional hook height provided by this design can be an incredible 10 to 24 inches.


  • Capacities typically range from 1 to 25 ton and higher.
  • Spans available up to 100 ft and longer.
  • Unlimited runway lengths.
  • Supports mount directly to a 6 inch concrete slab or reinforced concrete footers.
  • Hand gear, push type, electric and pneumatic cranes available.
  • Many configurations pre-engineered for quick delivery.
  • Ships complete with:
    • runway electrification
    • hardware
    • assembly manual
    • anchor bolts are provided when foundations are not required.
  • Complete Auto CAD drawings included.
  • Runway designs follow AISC specifications.
  • All systems are approved by a licensed PE.
  • Food grade and other non corrosive equipment is available

Multiple Cranes Sharing the Same Runway

Maximize production space by adding a second or third overhead bridge crane onto a runway. This will allow you to increase productivity as well as manipulate loads that may require more than one pick point. Adding a second bridge crane can, at times, increase the capacity of the overall system by splitting the weight of a heavy load between the two cranes.  When using multiple industrial cranes on one runway optional load summing devices can be utilized. These devices can estimate the weight of the load on each crane to prevent overloading the runway.