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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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industrial cranes
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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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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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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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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