Tower Crane

What is a Tower Crane

An Overview of Tower Crane

The tower crane is an essential piece of construction equipment used extensively on building sites to hoist and transport heavy, oversized loads. Tower cranes are fixed to the ground on a concrete slab or side of a building under construction.

The major components are as follows:

  • Tower mast - vertical tower structure
  • Operating cabin - the place for crane operator
  • Jib arm - horizontal structure for lifting
  • Trolley - the mechanism to move along the jib
  • Hoist/Winch - wire ropes and sheaves
An Overview of Tower Crane

There are several types of tower cranes used based on design and function:

TypeKey Feature
Hammerhead craneFixed to ground, 360-degree rotation
Luffing jib craneAdjustable jib arm angle
Flat-top tower craneFeatures a flat roof structure for optimal suitability, fixed installation

Tower cranes need to be properly installed and require structural support from concrete foundations and bracings. Key metrics like lifting capacity, lifting height, slewing angle, and trolleying distance determine the application. With the ability to lift hundreds of tons and work on the tallest skyscrapers, tower cranes drive productivity on complex sites.

Advantages of IHURMO

Advantages of IHURMO

Beijing IHURMO Industry Co., Ltd. is a leading supplier of tower cranes. With headquarters in Beijing and production bases outside the city, IHURMO serves customers in over 100 countries. IHURMO equipment meets ISO9001 quality standards and has CE and EAC certifications, ensuring compliance with international regulations.

IHURMO delivers cutting-edge, safe, and reliable solutions for construction projects of all sizes. More than machinery, we provide efficiency, innovation, and partnership to help bring your vision to life.

Trust IHURMO's quality products and unwavering commitment to be the cornerstone of your next project's success. Here are our advantages:

Market Trends and Outlook

The global tower crane market is projected for solid growth, driven by:

  • Booming construction sector
    • Strong demand from Asia and the Middle East
    • Investments in infrastructure by the government
  • Rental services gaining traction
    • Flexible and cost-effective
    • Meet temporary needs

Emerging focus areas in the future:

  • Ultra-tall tower cranes
    • Lift heavier loads
    • Reach over 1000 ft
  • All-terrain cranes
    • High mobility
    • Access remote sites
  • Zero emission cranes
    • Electric and hydrogen
    • Lower environmental impact
Market Trends and Outlook

There are several types of tower cranes used based on design and function:

RegionGrowth Rate
Asia Pacific6.5% CAGR
North America4.2% CAGR
Europe3.8% CAGR

With rising urbanization and mega projects worldwide, tower cranes will see expanded deployment. Technological enhancements also promise to bolster productivity and safety.

In summary, tower cranes are indispensable equipment on construction sites around the world. They enable the lifting and moving of heavy materials to great heights safely and efficiently. The major components like tower mast, jib arm, trolley, and hoist work together to provide key functions. Various types like hammerhead, luffing jib, and flat-top tower cranes cater to different applications. Safety mechanisms and newer technologies further enhance capabilities.

Rising demand from booming construction worldwide will drive expanded deployment of tower cranes. With the integration of automation, tower cranes are getting smarter, safer and more productive.