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Author: Bill Shannahan

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8 Signs You Need to Replace Your Crane Equipment

The crane goes back a long way. Some even go so far as to call it the grandfather of all modern building equipment. Archeological findings seem to agree. They mark the first use of cranes in 500 B.C on the Greek temples. Though some archeologists say, their use goes back even further, to 700-650 B.C.

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Safety Training

How Should You Inspect Your Fall Arrest Safety System?

Each year, there are 37.3 million falls globally that are severe enough to warrant medical attention. Are your workers safe from falls? Have you inspected your fall arrest safety system lately? If not, do you know how to properly inspect it to ensure your employees are safe? Keep reading to learn the steps for inspecting

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Cranes

How Often Do You Need a Crane Inspection?

Why Are Crane Inspections Important? Daily use wears down many of the parts found on a crane. Over weeks or months, this can lead to an eventual breakdown which can halt usage and throw off your schedule. Or, worse, it can cause a complete failure that puts your workers, and anyone in the vicinity of

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Cranes

Where To Go When You Need Crane Parts in St. Louis

Cranes represent an essential aspect of your manufacturing or construction business. They make your life a whole lot easier by literally doing all the heavy lifting. They also ensure the safety of your staff and the success of your operations. While it would be ideal if crane parts could last forever, the truth is that

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Overhead Crane

The Different Types of Lifting Devices Explained

Are you looking to boost manufacturing efficiency in your facility? It might be time to upgrade your current overhead lifting devices. If you still have team members manually having to lift or move large, heavy materials, not only are they at risk of overuse and injury, but your production slows way down. Both of these scenarios

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Cranes

8 Warning Signs to Modernize Crane Systems

An overhead bridge crane is one of the most important pieces of equipment you’ll use. It has a wide variety of uses in many different industries, and your crane systems will make the job much safer and more efficient. However, nothing lasts forever, and the last thing you want is a crane causing loss of

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Freestanding 15 ton double girder dual 15 ton hoists R&M Kit
Overhead Crane

Overhead Crane Operator Safety Training

Per ASME B30.2 standard: “This is required training towards the certification of an overhead crane operator.” An Automation World survey showed that workers prioritize reaching production targets over following safety guidelines. From the same survey, 74% of workers believe that training is the most important step in creating a safe working environment.  When it comes to heavy machinery creating a

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St Louis

How Intelligent Lifting Devices Benefit a Business in Saint Louis

Are you looking for ways to expedite the heavy lifting that you need to be performed in your company’s daily operations? Do you wish there were a way to purchase lift assist devices that actually help your team grow? If so, then you need to invest in intelligent lifting devices.  Doing so will unlock many

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Kansas City

8 Critical Tips for Effective Fall Arrest Systems in Kansas City

When you’re working in an environment with cranes, pulleys, and high platforms, there’s always a risk of suffering a fall. According to OSHA and MSHA, ineffective or the nonexistence of fall protection is their most cited violation every year.  When a worker suffers a fall, not only do they put their lives at risk but

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Cranes

A Guide to Single Girder or Double Girder Cranes: Which is Better?

As much as 18 billion tons of freight moves around the country each year by truck, rail, and ship, most of which is met at the final destination by bridge girder cranes. Moving large amounts of raw materials through a plant or product pallets through a warehouse is done more efficiently with an overhead crane. With

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