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Steel and aluminium profiles

Simple installations, patented self-adjusting joints, superior ergonomics and easy operation with the aluminium or steel profiles that makes up our lightweight crane systems.

steel and aluminium overhead crane system

TAWI steel and aluminium profiles

Aluminium profiles let you create a truly lightweight crane system. Steel profiles enable longer bridge spans and accomodate heavier loads. Combined systems are perfect when multiple girders will weigh down the same system, and enable the best overall cost-performace ratio.

  • Aluminium profiles when agility is prioritised
  • Aluminium is the most cost effective solution per square meter
  • Steel profiles enable longer bridge spans
  • Steel profiles accomodate heavier loads

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When to use steel or aluminium profiles

  • Aluminium profiles offer easy manoeuvring with little resistance
  • Low self weight with aluminium profiles
  • Stainless steel profiles when sanitation is prioritised
  • A combination system can both smoothly manoeuvre goods and be sized for heavy loads
  • Combination systems can suit several workstations of different needs

Product Details

  • Material: aluminium or Cold rolled steel
  • Aluminium capacity: <125 kg
  • Steel capacity: <1500 kg

Steel and aluminium profiles - different needs, different metals

Offering reliable crane systems made of aluminium, steel or both. Always customized to meet your every need.

For agile and truly lightweight crane systems – aluminium is primarily the material of choice. Engineered aluminium profiles ensure a high strength to weight ratio in order for the user to carry out the operations with ease. The resulting low self-weight of the lightweight crane system contributes to ergonomic manual handling for the operator. Aluminium comes in its raw, natural appearance and is also the most cost-effective alternative for material handling of loads of up to 125 kg.

For heavier loads, your system should be engineered from high strength, cold-rolled steel. Stainless steel is also appropriate when the operations have high sanitary requirements such as when handling chemicals, pharmaceuticals or food items. The steel profiles can handle up to 8 meters between the suspension points, a perfect solution if the roof structure, or floor area, has spatial limitations or structural constraints. The steel profiles are made from a single piece of high strength cold forming steel, which provides a strong and cost-effective product, as well as resulting in a relatively lightweight crane system. TAWI´s fully automated powder coating line provides corrosion resistance thanks to top quality finishing. Steel systems come standard in the TAWI blue lacer but can be custom coloured to fit your already established operations and branding profile.

If there is no outer factor that weighs in on the preference of material, just tell us the needs of your intended operations and we will custom design a light weight crane system of optimal performance. Such a solution is many times a combined system where the supporting structure is made from steel in order to carry several lifting girders made from aluminium, in turn dimensioned for the material being handled. The system is then structurally stable to hold several work stations and dimensioned for the heaviest handled load yet easily manuvered by each operator. The lightweight crane system can also be combined in terms of which type of aluminium and steel profiles are being used, to suit different types of work stations separately under the same girder system. The solution is easily integrated into existing operations and whatever the configuration, TAWIs patented lightweight crane systems always provides quiet, smooth and safe operation, guaranteeing the best working environment.

Contact us and we can design a solution that optimally fits your operational requirements.

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