Ruger Industries launches foldable stainless steel floor cranes


For use in cleanroom applications

Foldable stainless steel floor cranes are for use in cleanroom environments

The Ruger Industries Division of materials handling specialist David Round is now manufacturing foldable stainless steel floor cranes for use in cleanroom applications, which retract into a compact size when not in use, saving on storage space.

The US firm says floor cranes provide an ergonomic solution to many materials handling challenges. They are smaller, less expensive and safer alternatives to motorised lift trucks. Narrow enough to pass through standard door openings, narrow aisles and elevators, floor cranes can be manoeuvred in areas off-limits to other lifting equipment.

The new foldable floor cranes feature 100% stainless steel construction and have no painted surfaces. In addition to pharmaceutical manufacturing environments, the cranes can be used in electronics manufacturing, food processing and other cleanroom applications.

The cranes are available with lifting capacities of 1,000 lbs. They have structural tubing from 1/4in to 1/2in thick, large casters and totally welded fabrication. They are also easy to guide and propel manually.

In addition to its Ruger hydraulic cranes, David Round makes stainless steel hoists and jib cranes, trolleys, carriers and end trucks. The company maintains a facility dedicated solely to glass bead surface treatment of stainless steel jib cranes, which provides more hygienic surfaces for cleanroom use.