Industrial cranes are most often employed on industrial sites that see a lot of incoming or out-coming production. They are designed to remain permanently in one location and provide hauling services as and when it is needed.
Cranes of this specification are generally designed to remain permanently in one location, although some models will have a small level of mobility around the site. The cranes are suited to heavy, repetitive tasks that can be automated.
An example of a widely used industrial crane is the bridge crane. Traveling on tracks attached to two horizontal beams, a bridge crane uses a trolley system that enables a varied degree of movement. The bridge itself can be moved along a pair of parallel rails, allowing the crane to reach different areas. A bridge crane may also be designed so that one end of the bridge is supported by a central pivot while the other end moves on a circular rail, allowing circular movement around the crane.