Overhead cranes incorporate the following:
- Portal cranes – a crane that runs directly on the floor with no gantry.
- Semi Portal cranes – a crane that runs directly on the floor with one leg and the other leg runs on a gantry.
- Single girder cranes – this is a crane that works with only one bridge / girder
- Double girder cranes – a Crane that works with two bridges/ girders
- Torsion cranes – a crane with a single girder/bridge with the hoist running on top of the bridge.
- Jib cranes – A crane that is either mounted on the floor or the wall and can swing up to 360 degrees
- Wall mounted cranes – a crane is mounted on a wall and is usually a light duty crane for small workshops.
- Monorail cranes – these are single beams mounted either on the roof or beam structure with a hoist that runs along the beam.
- Free hanging cranes – these are hoists that hang on a fixed point and cannot travel.