# How much weight can a 4in I-Beam hold?

## How much weight can a 4in I-Beam hold?

1,500 pounds

4 inch I-beam | 10′ Long | ASTM A36 Grade When used with Webb 1,500 pound beam trolley model 10711 the maximum load is 1,500 pounds.

**How do you size an I-beam?**

Measure the distance in inches that you need the steel beam to fill. Write this figure down on a sheet of paper as your clear span for the beam. Measure the length in inches of the floor joist that the I-beam must support. Divide that number by two.

**How much weight can an 8 i-beam support?**

Allowable uniform loads.

Designation (Width x lbs/ft) | Nominal Size – Depth x Width (inches x inches) | Allowable Uniform Load (lb) |
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Span (ft) | ||

W8 x 15 | 8 x 4 | 13500 |

W8 x 18 | 8 x 5 1/2 | 17400 |

W8 x 21 | 8 x 5 1/2 | 20800 |

### How do you size an I-beam for a gantry crane?

Download a PDF copy of the chart – Gantry Standard Shape I-Beam Flange Width Chart (PDF Version)….Gantry Standard Shape I-Beam Flange Width Chart.

S-Type I-Beam Flange Width Chart (9.5° Flange) for Gantry Cranes | ||
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Beam Height (H) | Flange Width (W) | Lbs / Ft |

8″ | 4″ | 6.4 |

10″ | 4.66″ | 8.8 |

12″ | 5″ | 11.0 |

**What is the strength of an I-beam?**

A36: 36,000 psi (250 MPa) A572: 42,000–60,000 psi (290–410 MPa), with 50,000 psi (340 MPa) the most common.

**How do I choose a steel I-beam size?**

Steps for Selecting a Correctly Sized I Beam Choose an approximate size of steel I beam from a standard I beam table. Find out the area moment of inertia (say I) of the selected steel I beam. Get the beam depth (say d) of the selected steel I beam.

#### What is a gantry beam?

Gantry cranes are portable cranes on wheels that allow for the lifting and transportation of the load across smooth, level surfaces. Because of the limitations of the wheels, gantry cranes are best used indoors in warehouses versus the lifting beam’s primarily outdoor use.

**How do I choose an I-beam?**