Photo Credit: Alex Mead
The yellow piece of equipment seen above is called a bay crane. Bay cranes are used in factories and warehouses because they allow for access to the entire floor area of a facility by one machine. Bay cranes work by rolling along the tracks placed along the side of the room for access to the entire room’s length. They then have a separate roller and track system that allow for access across the width of the room located on the carriage that travels on the previously mentioned tracks. Cranes of this design can range in capacity from several hundred pounds to many tons depending on the needs of the facility the crane serves.