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ProservCrane Group Crane Classifications

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Typical # Lifts Average Typical
Crane Classification Installation per/hr. Lift Shift Workload Key Points

Class A Power Houses 0-2 10 ft. Single Shift • Precise handling at slow speeds • H1 Hoist
Standby or Infrequent Service Public Utilites Operation with idle periods between lifts • Maintenace crane in machine house
Turbine Rooms • Capacity loads may be handled • Used only occasionally
Motor Rooms for intial installation of equipment
Transformer Stations and for infrequent maintenance

Class B Repair Shops 2-5 10 ft. Single Shift • Loads vary from no load to • H2 Hoist
Light Service Light Assembly Operations Operation occasional full rated loads • Light service requirements
Light Warehousing • Slow speed

Class C Machine Shops 5 - 10 15 ft. Single Shift • Average load is 50% or less of • H3 Hoist
Moderate Service Paper Mills Operation rated load • Minimum 1.15 service factor on bridge motion
Machine Rooms • 50% of less of the lifts are at the • 5,000 L-10 bearing life
rated capacity

Class D Heavy Machine Shops 10 - 20 15 ft. 1 - 2 Shift • Loads approaching 50% are • H4 Hoist
Heavy Service Foundries Operation constantly handled • Minimum 1.3 service factor on bridge motion
Fabricating Plants • 65% or less of the lifts are at the • 10,000 L-10 bearing life
Steel Warehouses rated capacity • Lift the maximum capacity with 30% frequency
Container Yards • Typically faster speeds over Class C
Lumber Mills
Stanadard Duty Bucket & A Built-Up Hoist is typically used in this type
Magnet Operations of application. A Built-Up Hoist is tailored towards
a specific application with a heavy duty cycle to
handle the demanding needs.

Class E Magnet 20+ 20+ ft. 24/7 • Constant handling of loads at or • H4+ Hoist
Severe Service Bucket near capacity • Minimum 1.75 service factor on bridge motion
Magnet/Bucket Combo • 20,000 L-10 bearing life
Scrap Yards • Constant lifts at the maximum capacity
Cement Mills • Typically faster speeds over Class C and D
Lumber Mills
Fertilizer Plans A Built-Up Hoist is typically used in this type
Container Handling of application. A Built-Up Hoist is tailored towards
a specific application with a heavy duty cycle to
handle the demanding needs.

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com | 800. 2 shift operation • Regular medium and heavy loads • 1 or 2 shift operation 3m H4 M6 CLASS D H2/B3 • Med/heavy duty work shop crane or • Nominal load regularly lifted H3/B4 • Traverse or other dead loads below the hook 4m H4 or H5 M7 CLASS D H3/B4 • Very heavy duty crane • Grab or magnet below the hook or or • 2 .3 shift operation • Regular heavy loads CLASS E H4/B6 Key: FEM = Federation Europeenne de la Manutention (European Federation of Material Handling) CMAA = Crane Manufacturers Association of America HMI = Hoist Manufacturers Institute DIN = Deutsches Institut für Normung ISO = International Organization for Standardization © 2011 ProservCrane Group.2223 . 1Cm H1 M2 CLASS A H1/B2 • Maintenace crane in machine house • Used only occasionally 1Bm H2 M3 CLASS B H1/B2 • Light duty work shop crane • Low average loads • Single shift operation • Maximal load lifted occasionally 1Am H3 M4 CLASS C H2/B3 • Light/Med duty work shop crane • Medium average loads • Single shift operation • Occasionally lifting of max load 2m H4 M5 CLASS D H2/B3 • Heavy duty crane.835.proservcrane. www. Conversion Chart ® Hoist Classification Corresponding Crane Class Corresponding Crane Class FEM HMI ISO CMAA DIN 15018 EXAMPLE & SIM.