Category Archives: Crane Maintenance

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 […]

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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 […]

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Parts of an Overhead Crane That Are Inspected


Crane inspection is a necessary aspect of regular maintenance to ensure that the crane is safe to operate. Any neglect of regular inspection can result in a costly error and unnecessary liability for a company. There are several steps that may be required for a crane inspection, but none of them should ever be overlooked. Some of the steps for crane inspection only need to be performed on a semi-regular basis, while other steps for inspection need to occur on […]

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Outsourcing Maintenance for Overhead Cranes


In some cases, your company may be about to outsource some of the maintenance steps for your overhead cranes, but keep in mind that this depends on many factors and for the most part, the daily maintenance requirements and inspections for your overhead cranes should be performed by your employees. It makes sense to hire a crane company or a maintenance company to come in on a semi-regular basis to examine your cranes in more detail for structural problems, as […]

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Maintenance for Overhead Cranes


Overhead cranes have fairly stringent maintenance requirements, and maintenance can ensure that they operate properly for the life of the crane. Maintenance requirements are not that extensive for most cranes, but if they are neglected then there can be significant safety concerns and potential issues with the crane over time. Following the proper maintenance schedule is necessary to ensure that overhead cranes operate at their highest capacity. If any aspect of maintenance is overlooked or neglected it can be very […]

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