Materials in Motion

DEALER SPOTLIGHT: SACAR DEL CENTRO

Sacar del Centro has been distributing Spanco products since 2015. With eight locations in Mexico and Texas, Sacar del Centro provides lifting and material handling  solutions for a wide range of industrial applications. Sacar del Centro proudly provides Spanco Jib, Gantry, and Workstation Cranes for all its clients’ needs. For 15 years, Sacar del Centro... Read Full Article
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Benefits of Nylacron™ Casters

In August, we posted an article that briefly covered each of the three types of casters most often used by Spanco. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one of those types: the Nylacron caster by Acorn Industrial Products. Although any Spanco gantry can use them, Nylacron casters are typically used as a cost-effective alternative... Read Full Article
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Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Crane Operation

Accidents happen. Even the best, most skilled operator is still human. That’s why we wanted to review basic crane operation rules from the Crane Manufacturers Association of America. Next to safety inspections, brushing up on established guidelines is the best way to ensure that you are taking advantage of the absolute highest safety standards available. The... Read Full Article
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Dealer Spotlight: Anderson Service, Inc.

Spanco has always been committed to providing our end users with high-quality equipment through our dedicated and highly-rated distributors. Allow us to introduce you to another one of our great dealers, Anderson Service, Inc. Anderson Service, Inc. has been a proud full-service dealer of Spanco and Rigid Lifelines since 2008. Located in Billings, MT, Anderson... Read Full Article
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Dealer Spotlight: Mazzella Companies

Mazzella Companies has been a Spanco distributor for more than 15 years. From Alabama to Pennsylvania, Mazzella has 15 locations throughout the United States. You can depend on Mazzella to provide your worksites with any Spanco brand jib, workstation, or gantry crane, as well as Rigid Lifelines Anchor Track fall protection systems. Launched in 1954... Read Full Article
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The Dangers of the Fall Zone

On November 2, 2007, a journeyman iron worker endured fractured vertebrae after being struck by sheets of plywood that fell out of a basket sling. The worker had given a signal to the crane operator to begin lifting the load while he was still within the fall zone. Sadly, suspended load accidents such as this... Read Full Article
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Workstation Jibs vs. Standard Jibs

We recently published a blog post outlining the differences between trussed enclosed track, trussed plain track, and I-beams. As of late, we've received a lot of inquiries about the differences between each type of track, along with how those track types impact the construction and use of certain overhead cranes. Although most manufacturers use enclosed... Read Full Article
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