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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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Parts

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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crane safety
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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