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Eurocode 3 - Design of steel structures - Part 6: Crane supporting structures

General information

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CEN/TC 250 Structural Eurocodes

European Norm


(1) EN 1993-6 provides rules for structural design of crane supporting structures.
(2) EN 1993-6 is applicable to crane supporting structures, especially to indoor and outdoor overhead crane runway beams, of:
a) overhead travelling cranes, either:
— top-mounted cranes;
— underslung cranes;
b) monorail hoist blocks.
NOTE The principles of the design rules can be applied to supporting structures of other types of cranes making due allowance for differences in the crane-induced actions, if exist. For example, the design rules for supporting structures of the cranes listed in (2) assume that the horizontal crane loads occur randomly scattered along the runways in general. This assumption does not apply to other cranes such as travelling wall cranes.
(3) EN 1993-6 does not apply to the tracks and suspensions of light crane systems conforming with
EN 16851, see Fig. 1.1.
NOTE The standardized tracks and suspensions of light crane systems are considered as parts of the crane.

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1 – supporting beam designed according to EN 1993-1
2 – standardized track of light crane system designed according to EN 16851
3 – support point
Figure 1.1 — Light crane system
(4) Additional rules are given for ancillary crane runway items including crane rails, structural end stops, surge connectors and surge girders and for crane runway supporting structures.
(5) EN 1993-6 does not apply to cranes and all other moving parts.
NOTE Provisions for cranes are given in EN 13001.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


EN 1993-6:2007


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