Ruger_Stainless_Foldup_CranesSTREETSBORO, OH – The David Round Company has announced that its Ruger Industries Division is now manufacturing foldable stainless steel floor cranes. The portable cranes retract into a compact size when not in use, to save space in storage. David Round showcased stainless hydraulic cranes at Interphex 2012™ pharmaceutical manufacturing trade show in May, 2012. Come to the next Interphex show in New York to see more!

Floor cranes provide an ergonomic solution to many material handling challenges. They are smaller, less expensive and safer alternatives to motorized lift trucks.  Floor cranes can be maneuvered in areas off-limits to other lifting equipment. They are narrow enough to pass through standard door openings, narrow aisles and elevators.

The new foldable floor cranes feature 100% stainless steel construction and have no painted surfaces. Paint (even FDA-approved epoxies) is not tolerated on any equipment in many clean rooms. In addition to pharmaceutical manufacturing environments, stainless portable cranes are employed in electronics manufacturing, food processing and other clean room applications.

Ruger® stainless foldable cranes are available with lifting capacities of 1,000 lbs. Construction is exceptionally robust, with structural tubing 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick, large casters and totally welded fabrication. Although Ruger portable cranes contain over twice the metal of many competitive cranes with the same lifting capacity, they are easy to manually guide and propel.

The David Round Company

The David Round Company is a leader in material handling equipment for use in pharmaceutical environments. In addition to its Ruger hydraulic cranes, the company makes stainless steel hoists, jib cranes, trolleys, carriers and end trucks. The company maintains a facility dedicated solely to glass bead surface treatment of stainless steel jib cranes, which provides more hygienic surfaces for clean room use.