Why Bridge Crane Inspections Are So Important


Bridge crane inspections are essential to ensure that cranes operate at maximum efficiency and also operate safely, and inspections can catch problems before they occur or as soon as they occur, rather than after they have developed and become more costly to repair. Bridge crane inspections should never be neglected, and both routine and periodic inspections should be performed on every bridge crane that a facility owns on the schedule recommended by the manufacturer. Some bridge crane models require less […]

Tags: , ,

Setting Up a Planned Engineered Lift for a Bridge Crane


Planned engineered lifts are any lift that exceeds the specific rated crane capacity. Every crane has a maximum load capacity and a planned engineering lift can exceed this maximum capacity, but there are significant risks to this type of lift and it must be carefully planned. Some of the potential risks of a planned engineering lift include brake failure, equipment failure, hoist components breaking, wire ropes breaking, motor controls going out and more. Any failure that occurs with a planned engineering […]

Tags: , ,

Safety Protocols for Bridge Cranes


Bridge cranes need to be operated with safety in mind, and by following the proper safety protocols, operators can ensure the safety of themselves and the workers in their facility. There are several requirements that are necessary for proper crane operation and safety. Operators must be properly trained based on the latest standards for overhead crane safety, and they need to follow the proper conduct protocols to protect themselves and their workers. There are several requirements to proper crane operation, […]

Tags: , ,

Benefits of Modernizing an Overhead Crane


Many facilities have an overhead crane that may be older because many overhead crane models are designed to last for several years. However, as production requirements change, an overhead crane may need to be modernized, and the crane may also be missing important safety features that can improve the safety of the crane’s operation. The crane may also need to be modernized to meet modern compliance standards, and there may need to be upgrades to the features of the crane […]

Tags: , ,

Routine and Compliance Maintenance for Overhead Cranes


Compliance and routine maintenance are two different types of maintenance that is necessary for overhead cranes, and both types are necessary for maintaining them. Routine maintenance is the maintenance that is intended to catch problems that can occur on a regular basis with the functioning of overhead cranes such as normal wear and tear, checking lubrication, and in general following the specific instructions of maintaining the overhead crane model based on what the manufacturer recommends. Routine maintenance is intended to […]

Tags: , ,

Radio Control and Retrofitting Bridge Cranes


Radio remote control for bridge cranes is a new feature that can be added onto older cranes, and a feature that is common with new bridge cranes. Radio control allows operators to move and manage loads without needing to be in the cab. This can be beneficial in many different circumstances. For instance, the operator may not be able to fully see the crane and the load while in the cab, but may be able to more accurately operate the […]

Tags: , ,

HOW TO CHOOSE AN OVERHEAD CRANE


NOTE:  If you are new to this overhead crane thing and haven’t read our GUIDE TO OVERHEAD CRANE TERMINOLOGY, then please do so first as it describes many of the technical terms that are used here.   As a manufacturer of high quality overhead cranes one of the most common questions we come across when trying to sell our product goes something like this : “your quote is higher than company X, and they are saying that their product is […]

A QUICK GUIDE TO OVERHEAD CRANE TERMINOLOGY


TYPES OF CRANES:   JIB CRANES: FLOOR MOUNTED BEST FOR: Loads under 40,000Lbs Small areas, up to 65′ of reach Loading and Unloading of machines Workstations with one or two workers Can be slewed (turned) electrically   WALL MOUNTED: BEST FOR: Loads up to 20,000Lbs Small areas, up to 48′ of reach Low duty cycles Workstations Usually not slewed electrically   BRIDGE CRANES TOP RUNNING SINGLE GIRDER (TRSG) BEST FOR: Loads up to 40,000Lbs Spans up to 80 ft Light […]

Overhead Crane Safety Training


Safety training is an essential part of overhead crane operation, and every operator should have the proper overhead crane safety training to ensure that they operate their cranes with an understanding of the proper safety protocol. Any operator who has not undergone the proper safety training or hasn’t maintained their safety training status should receive updated training as soon as possible. Instruction normally includes a combination of hands on training and classroom training, and depending on the type of overhead […]

Tags: , ,

Modern Safety and Other Features on Overhead Cranes


Overhead cranes are now built with modern safety features and other features to make their operation as efficient and safe as possible, and these features can often be added onto older cranes fairly easily. There are dozens of new safety features for overhead cranes that have been developed over the past decade or so, however even older overhead cranes can still be safe and efficient depending on their use and work requirements. The good thing is that many older cranes […]

Tags: , ,

← Older posts