The purpose of hydraulic cranes is to stay stable whilst lifting heavy weights. Although cranes have been used throughout the history of construction engineering, hydraulic cranes use a more technical design. If you’re considering making a purchase any time soon, there are several factors that you should keep in mind.
The hydraulic crane depends on three separate parts when lifting incredibly heavy loads: the hydraulic cylinder, the pulley and the lever. The latter is a horizontal beam that takes on the task of the fulcrum. When a heavy object is loaded, an amount of force is applied at the other end, and in the other direction.
Known also as the jib, the pulley is a strut tilted to support a pulley block. The fixed block is wrapped with several layers of cable that is then pulled by machine or by hand. This can then create a force that is equal to the weight of the load. The hydraulic cylinder is then used to lift the load.
Hydraulic cranes are available in a number of different types, and understanding what the differences are can help when you make your choice.
Hydraulic cranes are just another use of the ingenious hydraulic system that our Greek forefathers discovered, but one that has changed the face of this planet, our skylines and how we live.