J Barnsley Cranes Ltd


J Barnsley Cranes has particular experience of manufacturing both onshore and offshore explosion-proof lifting equipment incorporating the latest ATEX Standards. It manufactures a range of electric wire rope hoists for use in Zone 1 areas up to 100 ton capacity, some with very high heights of lift.

Recent projects include 31 explosion-proof single and double girder cranes for the giant Jamnagar refinery in India, the largest refinery in the world. We have also supplied five cranes including two 40-ton explosion-proof cranes to Bechtel Linde for the Borouge project in Abu Dhabi.

Overhead Traveling Hoists

With over 100 years? experience in the design, manufacture and installation of overhead traveling hoists, cranes and associated equipment for hazardous and non-hazardous areas, J Barnsley Cranes is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading producers of explosion-proof cranes and equipment.

Serving a wide range of industries from oil, gas, chemical and nuclear to water, sewage and power generation, the company has customers as far afield as China, the Middle East, the United States, Africa, Australia and former Soviet Union countries.

As part of its expansion programme, J Barnsley Cranes has opened a Sales and Marketing office in Abu Dhabi to cater for the demanding needs of clients in the Middle East.

Overhead Traveling Hoists


Whatever your needs, J Barnsley Cranes offers the complete package. From the initial briefing and recommendation, the company handles all aspects of the manufacture, installation and maintenance of finished equipment. The company also offers a comprehensive breakdown, maintenance, spares and refurbishment service for all types of cranes through its Apex Barnsley Division.

J Barnsley Cranes? in-depth understanding of the documentation requirements for both UK and overseas installations ensures that everything is delivered, installed and commissioned on-time and to budget.


Industrial Cranes

The J Barnsley Cranes? standard crane programme has been developed to meet the exacting needs of industry for the 21st century. With this in mind, its designs incorporate the very latest technology to focus on:

  • Safety
  • Reliability
  • Quality
  • Economy
  • Modular design
  • Low weight
  • Low noise
  • Wide standard range

It also manufactures Single Girder Suspension Cranes 0.5t - 10t x 20 metres span; Single Girder Overhead Cranes 1t - 16t x 28 metres span; and Double Girder Overhead Cranes 2t - 50t x 30 metres span. Other loads and spans are available in the company?s extended range, enabling J Barnsley Cranes to provide the most advanced range of industrial cranes available today.

Industrial Cranes

24 Hour Crane Service

As part of J Barnsley Cranes? commitment to customers, the company offers a comprehensive breakdown, maintenance, spares and refurbishment service for all brands of crane throughout the UK. As a leading manufacturer, the company passes on its OEM discount - or make the part themselves.

J Barnsley Cranes offers:

  • 24-hour breakdown call-out
  • Refurbishment
  • Service contracts
  • CAD, machining and production facilities
  • Spares for all main makes in stock
  • Slings and other below-the-hook items
  • Testing and certification
  • All types of hoist
  • Direct contact with senior specialists

It also offers a comprehensive range of equipment for safe and efficient lifting in hostile and hazardous areas - an aspect of the company's service which has been proved worldwide. Its equipment includes:

  • 500 kg to 20 Tonne Capacity
  • Hook Suspension, Low Headroom and Ultra Low Headroom Models
  • Reliable Proven Design to BS 3243
  • Low Maintenance
  • Solid Bronze Load & Travel Wheels
  • Solid Bronze Brake Assembly
  • Brass Operating Chains
  • Bronze Coated Safety Hooks
  • Protected High Grade Load Ch
  • Strong Steel Construction
  • Self Sustaining Brake
  • Overload Limiting Device
  • Anti-Derailment Device
  • Smooth, Guided Operation of Chains
  • Stainless Steel Chain Collector
  • Protected Against Hostile Environments
  • Adjustable Flange Widths
  • All Units Factory Tested & Certified
  • Stainless Steel Loadchains
  • Solid Bronze Hooks
  • Low Temperature Model
  • Rack & Pinion Travel Drive
  • Parking Brakes
  • Special Applications
24 Hour Crane Service
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