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What is a qualified overhead crane operator?

What is a qualified overhead crane operator?

Check out these key operator guidelines for overhead hoists and cranes, presented by Peter Cooke of National Rigging and Crane Training, LLC. As part of our seminar series, Peter reviewed the steps hoists and crane operators are required to take before becoming...

How to Modernize Your Overhead Crane

How to Modernize Your Overhead Crane

When one of your overhead cranes just isn’t performing like it used to, you can face some tough decisions. Is it time to replace it? Should you invest in a new crane? Or is it merely time to modernize your crane? Why Modernize Modernizing refers to enhancing and...

Avoiding Dangerous Overhead Crane Side Pull

Avoiding Dangerous Overhead Crane Side Pull

You may have heard that overhead crane side pulling can be dangerous. How serious can it really be? And what exactly constitutes a side pull? To find out answers to these questions, and learn how to prevent side pulling, read on!   What is Side Pulling? According...

Technical Profile: Mike Ursery

Technical Profile: Mike Ursery

Technical Profile: Mike Ursery   Mike UrseryOverhead Crane Territory Manager “I continually strive to grow my skills and job knowledge by reading, studying, and getting hands on experience.”     ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Mike Ursery serves as an...

All About Wire Rope for Hoists & Cranes

All About Wire Rope for Hoists & Cranes

While the concept of an overhead crane wire rope might seem simple enough, there is far more than meets the eye when it comes to selecting the correct wire rope for your application. It is critical to understand the difference between a general purpose wire rope,...

The Importance of Overhead Crane Rail Inspections

The Importance of Overhead Crane Rail Inspections

Let’s face it, if you don’t have rails, you don’t have a crane.  Bridge cranes travel on rails.  If those rails become misaligned, the crane’s wheels will begin to wear out sooner than they should--and this can lead to acatastrophic failure of your overhead crane in...

Safety & Use of Overhead Crane Controls

Safety & Use of Overhead Crane Controls

Safety & Use of Overhead Crane Controls In a world full of materials handling needs, and especially in the context of overhead cranes, it can be hard to understand what overhead crane controls are and what they do.  There exists a multitude of controls available...