About American Crane & Equipment Corp.

American Crane is a privately held U.S. company with headquarters in Eastern PA. We are a leading manufacturer of overhead cranes, hoists, and other material handling equipment.

Our equipment can be used in almost any industry including Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Marine, Pulp and Paper, Automotive, Food and Beverage, Metals, Transit, Chemical/Plastic, Waste, Construction and General. We have over 40 years of experience customizing equipment to meet the application requirements provided by our customers.

Visit AmericanCrane.com for more comprehensive material handling information and to ORDER parts and standard equipment. We carry the American Crane brand as well many other popular brands such as Columbus McKinnon (CMCO).

From complex custom equipment to standard equipment and parts, we can meet all your material handling needs. Call 877.877.6778 or email us at info@americancrane.com.


2 Ton Stacker CraneAmerican Crane's 2 Ton Stacker Crane System improves productivity using only a single operator.Download
AerospaceCranes for Aerospace applicationsDownload
American Crane Quality ProgramsACECO offers Nuclear, Augmented and Standard Commercial Quality Programs including consulting services and Commercial grade dedication training and consulting. Download
Automotive Repair ShopAmerican Crane, a distributor of Columbus McKinnon products, installed a ShopStar Electric Chain Hoist onto an existing I- beam trolley at the repair shop.Download
Bridge Maintenance and Repair TravelersAmerican Crane's Bridge Repair Travelers are designed to allow safe access to the underside of bridges for inspection and maintenance purposes.Download
Brooklyn BridgeBridge Maintenance Travelers run on the underside of the bridge allowing service to be performed without traffic interruption. This is an advantage over truck mounted bridge work platforms, which are parked on the bridge while in use.Download
Built Up Hoisting MachineryAvailable in capacities upto 300 Tons. Download
Coating and Coating Inspection Services American Crane can utilize its expertise and experience to cost-effectively meet coating requirements.Download
Construction CompanyThis hoist passed inspection and will remain in operation picking up various items from the ground around turnpike booths, including scales that gather vehicle class information (by weighing truck axles) to determine toll fees.Download
Cranes for Next Generation of Nuclear Power PlantsSpecialized nuclear material handling solutions for current plant needs and the next generation of nuclear power plants Download
Custom Fabricated ComponentsAmerican Crane can manufacture custom fabrications and parts specific to your requirements.Download
Dry Spent Fuel StorageDry Spent Fuel StorageDownload
Emergency BrakeEmergency Brake for Hoist Systems.Download
Equipment Upgrades and RebuildsExtend the Life of Existing Equipment at a Fraction of the Cost of New Equipment. Reduce Equipment Breakdowns. Reduce the Risk of Costly Accidents and OSHA Violations. Download
Fossile Plant Powerhouse CranesTrust ACECO's experience on your new turbine building maintenance cranes.Download
General Overview of ACECO manufacturing capabilitiesDownload
Leader in Nuclear Material HandlingCranes, Hoists & Specialized Lift Systems. Total Project Capabilities.Download
Load Testing ServicesAmerican Crane provides In-House vertical load testing services for load bearing equipment. Download
Low Profile Built Up Machinery Available in capacities up to 100 Tons.Download
Non-Destructive Testing ServicesWe offer magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrate testing and weld inspection testing. Download
Nuclear Plant UpgradesAs Nuclear Power Plants reach 30 or more years of life, serious consideration must be given to the upgrade of lifting equipment.Download
Nuclear Quality Custom ComponentsNQA-1 Nuclear Quality Custom Fabricated ComponentsDownload
Plant Outage Crane Support ServicesAmerican Crane provides hoist and crane outage support services.Download
Powerful Innovation. Proven ExperienceYour complete source for specialized nuclear material handling.Download
Recommended Equipment EnhancementsRecommended enhancements to increase safety and efficiency of equipment. Download
Rigging EquipmentThe CM Master Links and CM Master Rings connected the braided material of this traveling sculpture (entitled “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks” created by Janet Echelman) to the existing city architecture. These CM Herc Alloy links and rings have working loads from 10,000 up to 86,000 lbs.; that strength enabled the sculpture to safely hang.Download
SafLiftThe Safest Way to Handle Spent Fuel Cask and Canisters. Overview of this Single-Failure Proof Product.Download
SafWatchCrane Safety Diagnostic System. Download
Single Failure Proof CranesSingle-Failure Proof Lifting Systems Compliant with NUREG 0612 & ASME NOG-1.Download
Special Purpose GrapplesFor industrial and nuclear applications, customized to your needs.Download
Total Service CapabilitiesDescription of Field Service Capabilities & Service Qualifications. Download
Training BookletAmerican Crane offers a wide variety of training programs performed at on-site or at our facility. Download


  • An Overview of American Crane

Contact Us

531 Old Swede Road
Douglassville, PA 19518

Karen Norheim, President & CEO
Phone: 877.877.6778
Fax: 215-272-8396

Brands / Products

  • ACCO
  • American Crane (ACECO)
  • Budgit
  • Chester
  • CM
  • CMCO (Columbus McKinnon)
  • Coffing
  • Munck
  • Shaw Box
  • Yale

Product Categories

  • Consulting & Professional Services
  • Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Manufacturing Facility
  • Monorails & Monorail Systems
  • Overhead & Below/Hook Equipment (i.e. slings, lifts, magnets)
  • Plant/Facility Equipment and Management
  • Robotics
  • Weighing & Dimensioning Equipment