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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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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Hierarchy of Hazard Control

In recent years, many advances have been made to ergonomic solutions in manufacturing facilities around the world. Oftentimes, companies will introduce ergonomic solutions to improve efficiency and productivity. But, many companies are also introducing ergonomic hazard control solutions to reduce worker’s injury risks. One important tool safety engineers and production managers use to minimize or... Read Full Article
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What can portable lift solutions do for your facility?

If you’ve been using multiple forklifts, load-moving dollies, or hand trucks to move materials and/or equipment throughout your facility, it may be time for a much-needed upgrade. This is true even if you already have an existing overhead bridge crane in your facility, and you are supplementing it with forklifts and hand trucks. Most large overhead cranes... Read Full Article
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Material Handling Safety—Overhead Cranes

Material handling is a function that manufacturers and other industries use to lift and transfer heavy materials without putting unnecessary strain on workers. In that way, it doesn’t only serve as a function in the production process, it also helps to keep workers safe from injuries related to heavy lifting. Even so, if crane operators... Read Full Article
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