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BigDumbDinosaur
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Re: Gantry Crane

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:20 pm

Use an I-beam for this application, not an H-beam. The flanges of an H-beam are not capable of reliably supporting a focused load, as would be applied by a wheeled hoist trolley.

A 6 inch, 12.5 pound I-beam will be adequate for a maximum loading of 1500 pounds over a 9 foot span.
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