What is a monorail overhead crane?

Monorail Overhead Cranes are commonly used for production processes that require lifting and moving products / loads in a fixed path, such as painting processes, zinc plating operations, moving raw materials to workstations, assembly operations, or area to area transfers.


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Crane Movement

There are only two directions of movement: vertical and horizontal, there are no lateral movements compared with an X-Y crane.

Heavy load capacity

There is no set structure of this crane, as each one is different and custom to your needs, however there are set parts which can be identified in all monorails. There is usually a steel beam which is floor or roof-mounted from column supports, this supports a fixed overhead track that uses trolleys and an electric hoist to lift heavy loads from 125kg to 20,000kg (20T).


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How Flexible are our Monorail Cranes?

All Yaplex monorails have great layout flexibility – systems can be provided with curves, slopes, drop sections, multiple tracks, directional switches and several hanger combinations. The lifting device or hangers can be manually pushed or powered along the monorail.

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monorail crane benefits



There is no doubt that this type of monorail crane come with a huge variety of benefits, including:

  • They are adaptable, meaning we can personalise the crane to fit within your layout and to suit the application.
  • They can be used in small areas where other types wouldn’t be practical.
  • The use of a monorail crane hoist reduces the risk of injury in the workplace.
  • Using a monorail crane hoist ensures products are never dropped from a height.
  • There is minimal noise pollution throughout the operation of this type of system as it runs on electric power.

The only downside of monorail cranes is that it does lack versatility, as they can only move in a set direction.


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What industries can you supply a monorail crane for?

Monorail cranes are used in a variety of ways for a range of industries and applications. They are most commonly found in the following areas, but are not restricted to any industry.


  • Aircraft
  • Automotive and Transport
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Food and beverage
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Metal processing
  • Rubber and plastics
  • Waste management


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Monorail overhead crane training, service, and support

As part of our commitment to providing all of our customers with high-quality, reliable, and safe equipment, we offer comprehensive training and support services.

  1. Overhead Crane repair
  2. Overhead crane servicing
  3. Loler Examinations
  4. Load Testing
  5. Installation and relocation works
  6. Operator Training




Fast Commissioning, Delivery, and Installation

What this means is that not only will you be able to rely on us for fast and efficient delivery, installation, and commissioning of your new equipment, but we can also give you the opportunity to upskill your staff so they are confident operating it.

After all, there is no point in investing in brand new equipment if your employees are not proficient at using it.


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Advice from our staff

Yaplex supplies, installs and commissions all types of overhead crane systems, including monorail cranes for most industries. Our innovative lifting solutions can be explained by our knowledgeable team, ensuring you get the ideal solution. For help and advice on monorail cranes, please contact Yaplex. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and can provide you with impartial advice to help you make the most informed decision possible.


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High load overhead monorail system



To find out how a monorail crane could benefit your business, get in contact with us at Yaplex Limited. Call us on 01246 860114 for a friendly chat with one of our team to explain the process of ordering one of our bespoke monorail cranes.

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