Monorail cranes vary in size and shape depending on their intended use. Generally, they are smaller devices used in tight spaces, usually in indoor locations. Often, they may take the place of a conveyor belt.
The safe operation of a monorail crane design has some impact on the design of a monorail system. Engineers need to be concerned with the operational safety of the monorails they design. To that end, engineering drawings should include some or all of these factors: maximum lift design load, safety, impact, or load factors used, maximum angle or load due to side pull, method, and locations of labeling stating maximum capacity, warnings, etc.