A specialty rail used for tracks for high capacity lifting cranes, mainly in overhead crane runways and gantry cranes. Crane rails are used in seaports, warehouses, industrial sheds, construction companies, coke oven battery passage and for underground mine trackage.
- Crane rail differs from railway track rails in two aspects:
- The Base width is always equal to the height of the rail
- Heavier crane rail has a much thicker web than normal track rail, making it a very distinctive section.
CR150 (JSPL Specification) with their wide base, low centre of Gravity and wide web are ideal for high side thrust. The demand is mainly from Steel Plants such as Steel Making Units- Electric Arc Furnaces Unit, LD Convertor, Heavy Duty Motor Room, Roll Grinding Shops and Ports and Refineries. Due to a progressive increase of the vertical loads of cranes on some special projects, the requirements for rail with a greater strength and hardening surface are desirable.