Cranes usually move loads vertically and horizontally. Load handling devices (including magnets and grabs) are the link between the lifting device and the load. These devices replace high physical lifting and gripping forces that can damage the musculoskeletal system.
Hydraulic workshop cranes and gantry cranes are used for heavy load movements. Lightweight workshop cranes with chassis can be used flexibly. Suction lifters are well suited for smooth surfaces such as glass panes. Tool suspensions such as spring balancers and balancers, for example, make assembly work easier, as there is no need to bend down to pick up and set down heavy tools. With spring balancers, the tool is retracted to its original position after use.