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Safety Training

What Are the Common Causes of Crane Accidents?

Are you worried that your workforce will succumb to the dangers of operating a crane one day? Do you fear that your crane will malfunction shortly and cause harm to your workers in the process? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about crane accidents. Doing so can help you in

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Cranes

7 Interesting Facts About Industrial Cranes

Crane machines have been used since the time of the Ancient Greeks. They may have evolved and grown somewhat since the 6th Century BC, but the concept and use remain the same. They are an essential part of all of our material handling industries. We would not be able to run most of our manufacturing

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Jib Cranes

The Ins and Outs of Proper Jib Crane Care

Analysts expect the global overhead crane market to be worth more than $7.4 billion by 2031. Jib cranes are part of this strong growth. Are you considering buying a jib crane? Or do you want to optimize the use of the jib crane you have now? Proper care and maintenance of your jib crane help

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Gantry Cranes

Gantry Cranes vs. Bridge Cranes: Which One Do You Need?

Material lifting is a heavy business—and we mean that literally. The construction of the Greek temple marked the origin of the first crane in 515 BC, where they lifted the tongs and Lewis iron during construction.  Social and political factors in Greece changed over time. This change made the crane the preferred method to move

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

Crane Safety: Training Tips, OSHA Protocols, and More

Crane safety must be a priority. In 2017, 33 Americans died because of a crane accident. Each of these deaths was preventable.  Manufacturers have integrated safety systems into their cranes. But it’s not enough to rely on technology. You and your workers need to study general crane safety.  What are the risks that each kind

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Hoists

4 Types of Cranes and Their Functions

As long as humans have been building, we have used tools. We’ve come a long way from small hand tools to massive machines like cranes. Cranes of all types have been instrumental on construction sites for thousands of years.  Today, there are many types of cranes. All are crafted with care to perform specific functions. These

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Crane Inspections

What to Consider When Choosing an Equipment Repair Company

The machinery maintenance and heavy equipment repair industry reached $34.3 billion in 2021. Not every equipment repair company will have the services you need, though. Before hiring a repair company, it’s important to vet your options. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the company you hired has the experience and expertise you need. They’ll ensure

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Cranes

Benefits and Uses of Workstation Cranes

While it’s easy to gravitate to the usual factory setup, sometimes it’s better to update your workforce. By “workforce”, we don’t only mean the humans working in your factory. We’re also talking about the machines that they use to perform essential tasks. That’s where workstations cranes come in. With great mobility and strength, workstation cranes

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Cranes

What are Intelligent Lifting Devices?

Your company had yet another employee sidelined due to an injury. Productivity’s down due to the strain on the workforce. You can’t afford to lose any more employees or production time loss. There is a way you can keep employees safe and increase productivity. Using intelligent lifting devices assists in this endeavor.  There are many

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Safety Training

The Importance of Quality Crane Training

Crane accidents are a serious matter. The sheer size and weight of the equipment involved mean that half of them with injuries end in death. At least 90 percent are the result of human error, the most common of which is operators exceeding the crane’s operational capacity. Proper crane training should mean your operators know

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