What Are Some Interesting Facts About Cranes?

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The brief guide to help you know everything about EOT cranes
August 28, 2018
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A crane machine is a long machine with ropes, which is used to pick, lower and move heavy objects from one place to another. Cranes are used in various industries such as transport, construction, etc. So, let us dive into some interesting facts about crane machines.

You must be thinking, how, a big mechanical stuff like a crane which just moves objects is manufactured by a Crane Manufacturer? And how would it ever have some interesting facts about it? But yes, it does.

  • Interesting Fact One: Its Origin

Crane machines were first invented in Ancient Greece and they were run by human power or animals, such as donkeys and other labor animals.  Cranes of Ancient Greece were used for the construction of tall and big buildings. Later in Greece larger crane machines were developed which used human tread wheels as its power.

Therefore, facilitating the movement of heavier weights. Even more lately in the late middle ages in Greece cranes were modified into ‘harbor cranes’ which were used to lift weights from ships and also help in their construction.

Crane manufacturers in India took up this idea much later. What is even more interesting is that one of the oldest machines called ‘standup’ was devised some four thousand years ago in Egypt which helped to move water and is still minimally in use in some rural areas. The classic crane!

  • Interesting Fact Two: Its Name

Have you not ever wondered why cranes are called cranes? Well, simply because they look like one! Crane manufacturers made it so that it possesses a long arm to which ropes of a different sort are attached. These long arms actually looked like the neck of the crane bird and therefore it found its name from there! Not only the name, but the whole concept was inspired by this species. Cranes are tall and slender birds, bendy and quick with their beaks. So is the other sort of crane.

  • Interesting Fact Three: Its Jib

To continue with how it was built and how it became functional, the jib of a crane was articulated to represent the movement of human fingers. To enable the crane machine to get a grip of a specific object, and allow a wide range for twisting and turning and efficient functions, the jib at the end of its neck were shaped like that for better hooking at different angles.



  • Interesting Fact Four: Self Made

Crane manufacturers in India make cranes that are almost self-built. Once a crane machine’s control panel has been set up, they can be tethered to build it, that is, pick and put its own parts in their places. This ancient method was used widely in the modern world.

The most important event where this method was used was during the time of building BurjKhalifa. The tower cranes were allowed to reach its maximum height and then they were mechanized to build it and to continue to rise high. During the construction of BurjKhalifa, the tower crane reached a height of 750 meters!

BONUS: The largest crane in the world is called Thialf, which resides in Rotterdam. It can lift a weight of 14200 metric tons!

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