A motor-driven or manually driven unit which can move in more than two directions to deliver loads (horizontally or vertically) is referred to as a crane.
In terms of injection molding, the crane is usually mounted below the ceiling of the machine hall.
With the load hook of the crane, molds are transported from the provisioning area to the injection molding machine.
The use of the crane facilitates the set-up process by direct and safe positioning of the mold between the clamping plates of the injection molding machine.
This glossary of plastic industry is provided by PLEXPERT Canada Inc.