If you would see a big and heavy object sometimes it passes/question’s through your mind how in the hell do they move these, but because of the technology today those questions are easily answered. Cranes are multi-faceted pieces of apparatus wherein they are capable of incredible features. It actually works based on some pretty straightforward laws of physics. Boom cranes are used to effectively and effortlessly lift heavy and/or awkward to move objects. The crane is most commonly used to hoist weighty equipment and/or materials on construction sites and to load cargo to ships.
Although these said cranes today use the very latest technology and top grade engineering, the earliest examples of their lifting principle and functionality dates back to the time of the early human civilization. They were industrious and innovative and worked out that by using a lever-fulcrum system heavy loads could be lifted with relative ease.
In the early times of the Human civilization, cranes were manually powered by men or by animals and were made of wood. But through Industrial Revolution, they were replaced by what we see now with cast iron, iron and steel. They are used mainly in lifting and moving heavy objects most especially in industries including construction, transportation, and manufacturing.
As the early humans improved the crane machine more features were added. These included a hand-wound winch complete with cabling that was attached to a pulley. By wrapping cables around the objects in question they were able to lift and move them from one location to another in much the same way as the cranes of today do, although modern equipment is further enhanced by the inclusion of hydraulic systems. Hence the modern equivalents are capable of lifting 1000s of tons with ease.
Crawler crane is a kind of crane that is widely used since it can work on any kind of surfaces because of its exclusively designed feature which is being a tracked vehicle with metal tracks and with crane mechanism being attached to it. This equipment can be use for lifting and moving loads along construction sites making work easier than ever. Crawler crane parts include engine and control cabin which can be found on tracks, a boom which is attached to the cabin, a hook at the end of the boom which is responsible for catching and lifting, a jib at the end of the boom for further movement, and a counterweight which allow the crawler crane to lift heavy objects without losing control.. But due to its big size, it moves slowly and must be disassemble to be able to transport it.
The Crawler crane’s main advantage is the ability to move and lift items and other heavy loads around the construction site very easily. In addition, the tracks of the crawler crane provide support and increased stability and no outriggers are needed.
Spares of this equipment can be easily ordered and delivered in order to maintain continuous production. Crane spares availability is always on the go. With this all said, technology again has prevailed in bringing convenience to our society.