SafetyTechnology

Keep Workers Safe From Moving Parts In Overhead Lifting Systems ...

Couplings that connect different parts of components and machinery and power-driven, rotating line shafts for power transmission can be hazardous to personnel working on or in proximity to overhead handling equipment if they make contact with these moving parts. That’s ...
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How The Internet Of Things Benefits Overhead Crane Owners And ...

Every supply chain, distribution, and manufacturing operation wants to save time and reduce costs, including those that rely on one or more overhead crane system within their facilities. With the latest developments in technologies that leverage the Internet of Things ...
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Proper Sizing Of Bridge And Trolley Brakes Ensures Safe Load ...

Like the brakes on a car — which slow, stop, and hold the vehicle in place as its motor continues to run — so too must an overhead crane be equipped with bridge and trolley brakes for safe load handling. ...
SafetyStandards

Understanding Operational And Over Travel Upper Limit Switch Requirements For ...

As an important element of overhead handling safety, upper limit switches are electro-mechanical devices used throughout crane, hoist, and monorail installations. When applied to wire rope hoists, upper limit switches restrict their lifting motion at a certain point to prevent ...
SafetyTechnology

Why Emergency Stops Are Required For Powered Below The Hook ...

Operations utilizing overhead lifting and handling equipment often use below the hook devices to connect a load to the hook. There are a variety of below the hook attachments available in the market to accommodate a broad range of handling ...
SafetyTechnology

Requirements For Safely Cutting Off Crane And Hoist Power In ...

For safety, it is important for personnel to be able to cut the power on overhead cranes and hoists during operation—independently of the operating controls—in the event of an emergency or during a maintenance session. For that reason, an emergency ...
SafetyTechnology

When Should Conductor Bars In Overhead Lifting Systems Be Guarded?

Used to electrify and power overhead crane, monorail, and hoist systems along the runway to power the bridge, or along the bridge to power the trolley, conductor bar systems are typically guarded or isolated with a cover or insulation. This ...
SafetyTechnology

Grounding Requirements When Powering An Overhead Lifting System With Bare ...

Conductor bar systems are frequently used to supply power to and electrify an overhead crane and hoist. They can be used on both indoor and outdoor overhead lifting systems. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration standard OSHA 1910.179 defines two ...
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End Stops: Best Practices For Specifying And Using In Overhead ...

End stops mark the end of a rail in an overhead crane or monorail system. Located at the termination point of the running surface for bridge and trolley travel, these fixed devices provide a physical barrier that fully engages the ...
SafetyTechnology

How Trolley And Bridge Bumpers Stop Structural Damage To Cranes, ...

Functioning much like the bumper on an automobile, trolley and bridge bumpers are devices that absorb the energy and reduce the impact when a moving crane or hoist trolley reaches the end of its permitted travel — or when two ...