Materials in Motion

Overhead Crane Safety and Cost Reduction

Worker safety is—arguably—the most important reason we encourage companies to purchase and install the correct overhead lift solution for their specific application. Protecting your employees is essential to the success of your operation, and safety rules are regulated by OSHA 1910.179. Overhead lift systems reduce lift accidents, improve workplace health and safety, reduce product damage,... Read Full Article
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Easy Overhead Crane Modernization

When purchasing a large system like an overhead crane, facility managers and factory owners generally expect to see long-term service life and a huge return on investment. Many overhead cranes and lift systems are in service for decades. While the aging process and consistently changing compliance standards can present challenges, there are ways to modernize... Read Full Article
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT JIB CRANE FOR YOUR APPLICATION

Jib cranes are an economical solution for moving materials within individual work areas or from one work area to another. They can also serve as auxiliary lifting devices under overhead cranes. There are a variety of jib cranes on the market today, with styles ranging from entirely self-supporting to ceiling/bridge or wall-mounted. When selecting a... Read Full Article
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Maintain A Constant Flow of Materials with the Right Lift Equipment

It’s no secret that manufacturing facilities need to maintain a constant flow of working materials. Every manufacturing company wants to streamline their manufacturing process, from incoming raw materials to fabrication, packaging, and shipping. Interruption in the manufacturing process will inevitably decrease production. But, the right lift equipment can help maintain your workflow and streamline your... Read Full Article
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Overhead Crane Inspection Classifications

To meet OSHA 1910.179 and ANSI/ASME B30.2 guidelines for comprehensive overhead crane safety, it’s important that all three inspection guidelines are followed closely. Initial Inspection—Pre-Service Operational Testing and Load Testing: According to OSHA, the first inspection classification is your initial crane inspection, which requires a qualified person to inspect all new and altered cranes prior... Read Full Article
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Common Misconceptions in Crane Safety

With so many myths in the workforce about overload, side pull, limit switches, and even daily inspections, we wanted to address these issues and clarify any misconceptions. According to The Fabricator Online, “being aware of common misconceptions will save your equipment and even may save your life.” Overload Too often, workers and crane operators believe... Read Full Article
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Overhead Cranes for Marine-Duty Locations

For most marine-duty applications, the overhead crane must be equipped to withstand harsh marine conditions in a corrosive salt-water environment. This application calls for specific types of overhead lift systems that are specifically designed for marine and outdoor applications. If you’re looking for a crane you can use within five miles of salt-water, we do... Read Full Article
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Safeguarding Your Production Process

According to an online article by The Fabricator, “The best way to make sure that machine operators can do their jobs effectively with proper safeguarding is to design machine systems around those safety devices in the first place.” (1) One way to easily avoid this problem is to integrate safeguards during the early design stages... Read Full Article
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