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The Difference Between a Crane vs. Hoist: What You Need to Know

Is your business considering utilizing a crane or hoist? Cranes and hoists have been used for thousands of years as buildings got more oversized and construction became more complicated over time. Cranes and hoists both have similar functions but do have fundamental differences. Here are some primary differences between a crane and a hoist. What […]

How to Choose an Overhead Bridge Crane Step by Step

Overhead cranes come in various styles, including monorail cranes, jib cranes, bridge cranes, and gantry cranes. They can help you deliver your production, logistics, or construction projects on time and support a host of other applications.  Choosing the best overhead bridge crane for your requirements is a challenge, and in this guide, we’ll give you […]

The Ultimate Guide to SEW Eurodrive Parts

Have you ever wondered what type of parts can power a vehicle the size of a crane? It takes some pretty reliable, high-quality parts. And that’s exactly what SEW Eurodrive parts provide. Today, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about SEW Eurodrive parts. Consider this article your all-inclusive guide. We’ll talk about […]

Stromag: 5 Benefits of a Stromag Eddy Current Brake

On the surface, theme parks, train stations, and gyms don’t seem to have much in common. However, a careful observer may notice they all use some shared technology. One of those technological pieces is a Stromag eddy current brake. Eddy current technology cleverly uses magnetic principles to achieve incredible results. They purposefully create these currents […]

Crane Inspections: When, Why, and How?

On any job site, safety must always be the most critical consideration. Statistics show that for 2019, more than 5,000 workers died while doing their jobs. 20% of these fatalities were in the construction sector, highlighting the need for regular on-site equipment inspection. Cranes are an essential piece of equipment on any construction or manufacturing […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Storm and Parking Brakes

Mounting cranes on rails increases their utility in loading/unloading and other material handling tasks. However, it also creates another potential hazard: the risk of uncontrolled movement. Tall cranes used outdoors, especially in coastal regions, are vulnerable to high winds and wind microbursts. Earthquakes are another possible cause of unexpected motion in many locations, and the […]

7 Signs Your Industrial Gearbox Needs Servicing

Gearboxes are the unsung heroes of power transmission. They take the motor output and change speed, torque, and direction to what’s needed to drive essential equipment. Conveyor systems, pumps, mixers, and a host of other machinery rely on gearboxes for their operation. When a gearbox fails, the equipment or process being driven stops. That unplanned […]

What’s Involved In a Crane Service

Crane service is essential to keeping your equipment in good condition. It’s also critical in ensuring compliance with safety regulations. 297 crane-related deaths were reported from 2011 to 2017, with over half resulting from the worker being struck by equipment. Without regular crane maintenance, owners risk the safety of their workers, heavy fines, and their […]