Gorbel Ergonomic Crane History and Product Line


Gorbel has manufactured ergonomic cranes since the late 1970s.  The company was founded as a manufacturer of manually rotated jib cranes.  As Gorbel developed into a larger company, mechanized jibs were added to expand the crane line. 


Gorbel saw a need for a wider range of lifting products in the manufacturing environment.  This need resulted in a new product line of enclosed track work station bridge cranes, including free standing work station bridge cranes, ceiling mounted bridge cranes, monorails and work station jib cranes.

Today Gorbel has over 30 years experience providing overhead handling solutions through dealers like Power and Motion Industrial Sales. 

Ergonomic Facts That Will Help Your Facility 

In a study directed by the Human Factors Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology for Gorbel, it was demonstrated that Work Station Cranes result in productivity increases of up to 28% compared with traditional I-beam cranes. The Work Station Bridge Cranes move so effortlessly that they convey a 100:1 productivity ratio.  Accordingly a worker can move a 500 lb. load with just 5 lbs. of energy. Because of the ease of movement and positioning, the Work Station Cranes contribute to worker safety.

Workstation Cranes 

With the ability to span up to 34 ft. and lift capacities between 150 and 4000 lbs., our line of ergonomic crane products guarantees increased productivity. Depending on your needs, Gorbel has the workstation cranes that are sure to handle any project. 

Cleveland Tramrail

Cleveland Tramrail® Patented Tarca® Track Cranes continue to be the benchmark of overhead cranes.  We've built a reputation based on quality products, top notch service, engineering experience, and application knowledge. This combination allows us to provide flexible integrated solutions.

Cleveland Tramrail's unique Tarca® Track, with its special raised tread and high carbon track, is superior to I-Beams in strength, durability, and consistency. Our rails permit the use of underhung carriers operating on a single straight, curved, or inclined track or operating on two or more straight track runways.

I-Beam Jibs

Gorbel's I-Beam Jib Cranes are superior to utility jibs. The easy rotation and superior standard deflection allow workers to position loads safely and easily. I Beam Jibs are available in manual or motorized rotation. We also have a full line of Enclosed Track Jib Cranes.

Gantry Cranes

Gorbel's Fixed and Adjustable Height Steel Gantry Cranes provide an economical way to lift materials anywhere in a facility. The wheels enable you to move the gantry around your facility. This is more cost-effective lifting solution for areas of infrequent lifts than a more expensive permanent structure. Our heavy duty end frame design with square tubing uprights, knee braces and channel base provides stable lifting and movement.

Fixed Height Gantry Cranes are available in spans up to 30' and capacities up to 5 ton

Adjustable Height Gantry Cranes provide the most flexible lifting solution of any style gantry crane. It can be easily moved and easily adjusted to provide different lifting heights.

Aluminum Gantry Cranes are made from lightweight extruded aluminum track. They have an adjustable span and height and are collapsible for easy storage when not in use. 


G-Force Servo - Powered Intelligent Assist Devices

Gorbel's G-Force® and Easy Arm® Intelligent Lifting Devices enable operators to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the devices were an extension of their arms. Our Q and iQ model Intelligent Lifting Devices will help improve productivity, reduce the cost of product damage, and minimize work-related injuries.

G-Force® technology fills the void between traditional lifting devices and completely automated robotic solutions.

These devices use the human’s intelligence and adaptability for guidance but the work is done by the device. Available in both Bridge Crane Mounted and Jib Crane Mounted Solutions.

All of Gorbel's G-Force Intelligent Lifting products (G-Force and Easy Arm) now come with float mode as a standard feature.

Gorbel® Work Station Cranes and lifting solutions are a proven way to improve productivity, increase quality, and provide a safer work environment.

Power and Motion Industrial Sales Co Inc is located North of Atlanta GA.  We have over a decade of experience designing, selling, and installing Gorbel cranes.  Please contact us for your ergonomic crane needs.  


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Power and Motion Ind Sales

3440 Blue Springs Rd. Suite 503

Kennesaw, GA 30144



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