Category Archives: Overhead Cranes

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 […]

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Overhead Crane Inspection Requirements


Safety is a major concern when it comes to any overhead crane, and those who operate cranes on a regular basis must be up to date with proper safety protocols to ensure that they are operating the cranes properly. Cranes can easily become an occupational risk when they are not operated with safety as a primary concern. Overhead cranes are used to move very large and heavy objects, and just one malfunction or improper use of the crane can result […]

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Why You Should Hire an Expert When Shopping for Cranes


You should strongly consider hiring an expert such as Canadian Custom Electrical when you are shopping for overhead cranes. When you work with an expert, you end up saving a substantial amount of time and you will avoid making a major mistake which can end up costing you several thousands of dollars down the road. Canadian Custom Electrical has helped many customers find the specific overhead cranes that meet their production requirements and can be expended later on if they […]

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Double Girder Overhead Crane


Double girder overhead cranes are often used whenever an extra load capacity is necessary, and they are a high quality alternative to single girder cranes. They offer several advantages compared to single girder cranes, however it should be noted that single girder cranes are just as durable and will last for just as long as double girder cranes. Durability should not be a main concern when deciding between the two; it is more important to look at how the cranes […]

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Be Sure to Perform the Proper Overhead Bridge Crane Training


One of the most important safety considerations is to perform the proper overhead bridge crane training before the operator ever begins using one. For the companies that have used overhead bridge cranes regularly, they know that it is critically important for their operators to participate in overhead bridge crane training at a local facility before they are used. Operators that are inexperienced or who have not performed overhead bridge crane training should never be allowed to operate one, as this […]

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How to Find the Right Overhead Bridge Crane


When you are looking for an overhead bridge crane there are several considerations to keep in mind, and the crane experts at Canadian Custom Electrical can give you excellent advice on how to find the best overhead bridge crane model for your particular facility, and help you narrow down the choices. You have to consider the safety of the particular crane models you are looking at, their size, your speed requirements and loading requirements, your installation site, the types of […]

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About Hazardous Environment Overhead Cranes


In some cases you may need to purchase overhead cranes that are designed to work in hazardous environments. If your facility deals with hazardous materials, or if your cranes are expected to work in extreme or hazardous environments, you must be sure to purchase the right overhead cranes that are equipped with the proper safety technology and that are designed with the right materials to withstand the environment that they are expected to work in. If you purchase the wrong […]

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Saving Money with a Used Overhead Crane


Purchasing a used overhead crane can certainly save you money, but there are several factors you need to consider before purchasing one. First, is safety and modern features important to your facility? If so you may need to purchase a newer crane model. Your facility also may need to have a crane customized to be properly installed, and it may be easier to do this with a new overhead crane. A used crane can be more affordable but it may […]

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Can overhead cranes be modernized?


Older overhead cranes can be modernized in many cases, as even older models were built to last, and the technology has improved dramatically since the first overhead cranes were developed in 1830 by Ludwig             Stuckenholz company which became Demag Cranes and is still in operation. Overhead crane technology has evolved to the point where overhead cranes that were built as early as the 1960s and 1970s can be modernized to a great extent. Although some of the cranes may need […]

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What to Think About Before Buying an Overhead Crane


When you are looking to purchase an overhead crane for your business or facility there questions you should ask before you sign the contract. You need to have an idea on how your facility will use the equipment, your budget, and the features that you need in an overhead crane. You need to be sure that it has the power and capability to handle the processes that it needs to. Thankfully, Canadian Custom Electrical can help you find the right […]

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