Tag: Crane Safety

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 ...
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Understand The Basics Of Load Test Requirements

A load test is performed to verify that a specific crane or hoist will safely perform all of its functions while supporting a test load whose weight is at least equal to the equipment’s rated capacity. Because load tests confirm ...
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Alert Personnel To Overhead Crane Operation With Audible And Visual ...

Warning devices, including both audible alarms that emit an unusual sound and visual alarms that illuminate or flash repeating patterns of light, should be used on both indoor and outdoor overhead cranes whose lifting, lowering, and movement functions are powered. ...
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Keep Overhead Bridge Crane Rails Free Of Debris With Rail ...

While keeping crane runway beams and girders clear of any foreign objects, dirt, or debris that might impede the travel of an overhead crane is a best practice for all operations, there’s always the chance that something might land on ...
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Understanding Safety Signs And Overhead Lifting Equipment Hazards

As heavy industrial equipment designed and engineered to lift, transport, and maneuver large, dense loads throughout a facility, overhead handling systems — including cranes, hoists, and monorails — can pose safety hazards to operators and other personnel if they are ...
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Why Capacity Markings Are Crucial To Overhead Handling Safety

All components of an overhead handling system — including cranes, hoists, and monorails — are designed and constructed by their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to support a maximum rated load. Typically measured in tons, the load capacity of each specific ...
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Why Key Personnel Must Know How To Disconnect An Overhead ...

With nearly all overhead cranes powered by electricity, it is imperative that personnel who operate, maintain, or work with these systems know how to cut the power in the case of emergency or maintenance need. That means they need to ...
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New Government Partnership to Further Safety Goals of Overhead Alliance ...

Originally published in MHI Solutions magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4. Three of MHI’s Industry Groups recently were appointed ambassadors to a federal program geared toward the safety of hoists, cranes and monorails. Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers ...
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For The Safest Operation, Ensure Overhead Crane And Hoist Operators ...

To maximize efficiency and ease of operation many cranes and hoists are designed to be operated intuitively, with wireless remote controls (utilizing radio or infrared signals to relay function instructions to the system) or wired, push-button pendants (also referred to ...
EducationTechnology

11 Crane Components That Enhance Safety, Reliability And Ease Of ...

While nothing replaces thorough and continuous training (and re-training) of workers on how to safely operate overhead single and double girder crane equipment, there are several key components that can be engineered into cranes to enhance their overall safety, reliability ...