Materials in Motion

Spanco Price Increase

Due to the rising costs of materials, labor, and overhead, Spanco will be implementing an across-the-board six and a half percent [6.5%] price increase on all orders received effective April 1, 2021. Our steel costs, for example, have increased well over 50 percent in the last few months alone, and unfortunately, we have no other... Read Full Article
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Don’t Overlook Simpler Solutions

Integrating material handling solutions into process flow can be complicated. The facility manager and the material handling specialist come together to determine the most critical aspects that the proposed equipment must address, then draw up a plan of action to connect the process nodes throughout the setting. The influence of technological advancement, automation, and lean... Read Full Article
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What Does Promise to Perform Mean?

At Spanco, Promise to Perform is more than a tagline below our name; it is our promise to you to be a reliable and convenient provider of material handling equipment and fall protection. Keeping lead time promises is critical! We know that you rely on us, and we know how much unexpected delays and unkept... Read Full Article
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Lockout/Tagout: Potential Energy

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is the practice of controlling hazardous energy to prevent the unexpected start-up, energization, or release of stored energy during service or maintenance activities. In many cases, LOTO involves shutting down equipment, turning off or disconnecting power sources, and placing a lock or tag on the equipment to indicate that it cannot be turned... Read Full Article
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Spanco Now Offers Sway Bracing Pipe

Spanco Ceiling-Mounted Monorails and Bridge Cranes can be attached to the ceiling of your facility in a number of ways. The most common mounting methods are with flush-mount brackets or with drop-rod hangers. Drop-rod hangers can be useful in facilities where the ceiling-height is greater than the desired height for the systems. They can also... Read Full Article
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Fast-Track Q&A

Spanco’s Fast-Track product offering is now available to our dealers. Here are the answers to a few common questions you might have about Spanco Fast-Track. What is Fast-Track? Fast-Track is the expedited order fulfillment service offered by Spanco. This service is designed to get our products to you as fast as possible using the many... Read Full Article
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The Spanco Zip-Ship Freight Estimator

Zip-Ship is the new automatic Freight Estimator service available through the Spanco Lift-Lab. The Freight Estimator is built directly into Lift-Lab, and you can use it to generate a shipping cost estimate in seconds. After you generate your crane quote, you can select the Freight Estimator icon. The Freight Estimator then uses your order information... Read Full Article
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Rigging Techniques Overview

Rigging is an important part of all crane lifting operations. There are many factors to consider when preparing for a lift. Below are some of the factors and techniques to consider when planning a lift to ensure proper rigging. This information is for general purposes only, should not be considered a comprehensive guide to lifting... Read Full Article
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