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American Equipment Expands National Field Service and Equipment Offerings With Acquisition of Shannahan Crane & Hoist

Addition of extensive Midwest capabilities strengthens American Equipment’s position as one of the nation’s leading industrial MRO field service and equipment solutions providers American Equipment Holdings (“American Equipment”), a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Shannahan Crane & Hoist (“Shannahan Crane”), a leading provider of engineered overhead crane systems and maintenance, repair and overhaul

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radio controls

5 Reasons Why You Need Radio Controls in Crane Operations

Radio controls have become a go-to solution in crane control operations. Cranes are a crucial part of industrial operation, especially in the aerospace, automotive, paper, plastic injection/dye-handling, steel, and foundry industries. The use of cranes is inevitable, but their operations have to be conducted with utmost precision and accuracy.  Radio controls have revolutionized crane operations

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gantry cranes

Exploring the 5 Types of Gantry Cranes

Gantry cranes are modern-day tools used in heavy-duty industrial lifting applications. They are versatile, cost-effective, and efficient, making them ideal for various industries like aerospace, automotive, paper, and plastic injection. From the vast array of gantry cranes, we’ll be exploring five types that will make your material handling hassle-free and efficient.  1. Double Leg Gantry

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Crane Safety: Training Tips, OSHA Protocols, and More
Safety Training

Crane and Hoist Safety Considerations for Your Operations 

You might have watched those boring crane and hoist safety videos detailing measures that you believed were common sense. However, when it comes to operating heavy machinery such as cranes and hoists, safety is of the utmost importance. You can never be too safe because, without proper safety practices, you risk putting yourself, your equipment,

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preventative maintenance
Crane Inspections

Why You Need Crane Inspections and Preventive Maintenance

Crane inspections and preventive maintenance are necessary to ensure the proper care of equipment and the safety of those who work around the equipment. An effective maintenance program can increase the dependability and longevity of the machine. In order to properly implement preventive maintenance techniques, you must first understand why they are essential. The Importance

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industrial hoists

6 Types of Industrial Hoists & Why You Need Them

Hoists are specialized equipment used to lower, lift, and transport large or heavy objects. They’re typically used in large-scale production industries, such as construction, aerospace, automotive, mining, food processing, steel and foundry, and more. Industrial hoists have the ability to handle high-capacity loads quickly and easily, making them invaluable additions to these industries that require

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crane fabrication services

How Industrial Businesses Benefit From Crane Fabrication Services

For decades, different industries everywhere have used standard industrial cranes to move heavy materials and large loads between processes. Today, as businesses continue to branch out into specialized fields, there is even more of a demand for custom material handling solutions—including specialized cranes. Find out how your company can benefit from crane fabrication services below.

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Caldwell STRONG-BAC Twin Hoist Lifting Beam
Crane Repair

A Buyer’s Guide to Different Types of Crane Parts

Are you someone who needs to buy or sell heavy machinery or parts, such as crane parts? If yes, you need to know what to look for when choosing pieces to buy. To assist you in the buying, we’ve outlined some of the parts that you’ll likely see, what they do, and what to look

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crane modernization

The Top 7 Benefits of Crane Modernization

Extending the lifespan of your crane systems is easy to do if your equipment is engineered and maintained properly. However, over time, your crane will become outdated and unreliable for your growing business needs, not to mention unsafe. This can slow down productivity and cost you money that would be better spent on crane modernization.

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material handling

5 Best Practices for Heavy-Duty Material Handling Equipment

Have you stopped to think about the thousands of products you use every day? From the toothbrush you use in the morning to the bed, you sleep in at night. Everything you touch has been moved and transported by a complex system of material handling. Behind the convenience of modern-day products lies a serious safety

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crane load chart

How to Read a Crane Load Chart

It’s essential that operational training form part of your warehouse maintenance every year.  Many people assume that warehouse maintenance is solely about repairing physical equipment. However, offering safety and equipment training to your staff is just as essential. This refreshes everyone’s skills and can help improve productivity at the ground level.  Cranes and forklifts are

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