From Application Analysis to Complete Installation

At Motivation Industrial Equipment, we solve our clients’ toughest material lifting and handling challenges with a solution that is custom for them. Here’s a sneak peek into our process:




Sloan Stone Design is a stone (granite, marble, quartz) fabricator who was looking to decrease labour while increasing safety in their stone showroom area. When raw stone is received from their supplier, it sits in the showroom to be shown to customers. Once a piece of stone has been purchased by a customer, it is brought from the centre of the showroom to the photo area where a picture is taken of the counter/table/island. The designers can then layout where the stone will be cut to maximize the appearance (avoid abnormalities and imperfections).  


Our first step was a site visit. When Motivation Industrial Equipment first reviewed the application, Sloan Stone Design was using two workers and a forklift to bring the stone into the building, and two workers and a forklift to bring the stone from the showroom to the picture area. We started by answering some basic questions:


How much is being lifted?
2000 LBS

What is the frequency of the lift?
Numerous times per day.

Where is the unit being picked up and where is it being dropped off?
Anywhere from a 2 ft. distance to a 20 ft. distance.

What are the spatial constraints? (Floor space, headroom, other obstructions)
Floor is open, low headroom (13’-2” to bottom of ceiling), few obstructions.

What are the safety considerations?
Safety of fork operator and assistant moving heavy stone around in a small area.



After a full review, Motivation Industrial Equipment recommended an overhead crane to best suit the application, mainly due to its ease of use (one person), low headroom requirements, and large span capabilities (to cover the full 45’ wide showroom).




Here’s a breakdown of our installation process for the overhead crane chosen for this application:


  1. Columns are installed that will eventually support the bridge runways. It is imperative that columns are all at the same elevation, aligned, and level.
  2. Runways are installed on top of the columns. These runways will eventually support the bridge girder. It is imperative that again, these runways are level and equidistance from one another. If not, the bridge girder will bind during travel, causing the drive motors to wear down prematurely.
  3. Once the runways have been installed, it is time to drop the bridge onto the runways. The bridge typically arrives on-site, fully assembled and ready to be installed.
  4. Once the bridge is installed, the columns can be tied back to the building columns (if required).
  5. Next, the runway electrical supply is installed (in this case festooning). Electrical supply is tied into the building electrical disconnect, and the overhead crane is tested for functionality.
  6. Finally, a load test and a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review are performed, and the unit is ready for production.



We are dedicated to improving quality and efficiency in the workplace to drive safety and production. Motivation Industrial Equipment offers an innovative line of material lifting and handling solutions, customized for your requirements. We work with you from start to finish, to find the right equipment for your toughest operational challenges. Give us a call today at 1-877-884-8118…our team of experts will do the rest!




From Application Analysis to Complete Installation
From Application Analysis to Complete Installation