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How to Calculate Total Fall Distance When Using Fall Protection Equipment

Learn how to calculate the total estimated fall distance, as well as address some of the other factors you should consider when selecting and using fall protection equipment.

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Total fall distance is the total distance of a free fall, plus the additional distance encountered during deceleration. When calculating total fall distance for a worker who is working at height, a number of different factors must be considered.

What are the Hidden Costs of Owning an Overhead Crane System?

It’s easy to overlook some of the hidden costs of buying, installing, and maintaining an overhead crane. Learn how to avoid some of the major pitfalls.

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In this article, we’ll help you identify some of the pitfalls and hidden costs associated with overhead crane ownership. Our goal is to help you better understand how to properly budget for and design an overhead crane so the installation and future maintenance is as painless as possible.

ASME B30.9-2018: Updates & Revisions to ASME’s B30.9 Slings Standard

A look at the newest additions, revisions, and clarifications to the ASME B30.9 Slings standard.

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ASME B30.9 Slings is specific to load-handling lifting slings used to connect to and support a heavy load. The B30.9 standards address the specification, buying, maintenance, training and safe use of wire rope slings, alloy chain slings, metal mesh slings, synthetic rope slings, synthetic web slings, polyester roundslings, and high-performance roundslings.

How to Solve Rigging Equipment Challenges on the Construction Job Site

Frustrated safety and job supervisors struggle to catalog and organize their lifting and rigging equipment and corresponding inspection records.

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There’s no better feeling than knowing that your employees are equipped with the right tools they need to do the job, they’re properly trained on how to use their gear and make safe lifts, and that all of the gear is well-organized and in compliance with industry inspection requirements.

How Much Does an OSHA / ASME Compliant Rigging Inspection Cost?

At least one annual periodic inspection of your rigging equipment is required per OSHA and ASME. Learn more about inspection frequencies and the factors that can affect the cost of a periodic rigging inspection.

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Bringing a third-party rigging inspector into your facility shouldn’t be considered an added expense. If you have the proper compliance processes in place and your employees are properly trained, then a periodic rigging inspection should really just be a validation of how well those programs are working.

Electro Galvanized vs. Hot Dip Galvanized Wire Rope & Steel Cable

A look at the differences in cost, corrosion-resistance, and suitable applications for galvanized wire rope and steel cable.

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Some cable distributors don’t specify whether their product is electro galvanized or hot dip galvanized. This can lead to confusion for the end-user because the price and corrosion-resistance characteristics can vary between products of equal specifications.

Custom Built Up Hoists vs. Package Hoist Systems for Overhead Cranes

The extra engineering and specialized components in a built up hoist will allow it to thrive in abusive and complex lifting applications.

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It's important to understand why and when it may be necessary to invest in a built up hoist to prolong the service life and increase the production capabilities of your overhead crane system.

What is a Jib Crane? A Look at the Design, Types, and Components

Jib cranes are very appealing in a production environment because they can increase worker productivity, reduce workplace injuries, and improve safety.

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Installing a jib crane, or a series of jib cranes, can increase production and improve workplace safety at your facility. Jib cranes are perfectly designed to handle high-volume lifts and provide an ergonomic means of moving material within a work cell, or in conjunction with an existing overhead crane system.

Plasma Synthetic Rope: Versatility for Lifting, Winching, and Mooring

A look at the construction and advantages and disadvantages of Plasma Synthetic Rope compared to traditional wire rope and steel lifting slings.

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Plasma® rope can be used similar to wire rope as the primary medium used for overhead lifts, towing, mooring, and winching. The rope fibers can be designed and constructed in a variety of ways to provide mechanical advantages including strength, weight-savings, durability, and flexibility.

The Best Overhead Bridge Crane and Gantry Crane Manufacturers

It's a good idea to bring in a few different overhead crane manufacturers to look at your facility, provide a scope of work, and provide their expert opinion on the right crane system for your overhead lifting needs.

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Partnering with the right overhead crane manufacturer is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The more informed you are during the purchasing process, the better you'll understand how to design and specify the right overhead crane for your business and get the best bang for your buck.

Lifting and Rigging Solutions for Die Handling and Automotive Stamping

Die and mold handling can be complicated and dangerous. Learn how to assess your lifting practices and the equipment your team is using to handle dies and molds.

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There are a number of different lifting and rigging challenges when performing die handling and stamping procedures. This article will expose you to some of the solutions that are available for these unique lifting and rigging processes.

7 Reasons Why Inspection Tags Aren’t Making Your Lifting Program Safer

In theory, this process seems like a highly-organized and bullet-proof way to make sure your lifting and rigging gear is in compliance with industry standards. But, it may introduce some unintended consequences into the inspection process.

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In theory, this process seems like a highly-organized and bullet-proof way to make sure your lifting and rigging gear is in compliance with industry standards. However, you may be introducing some ambiguity and unintended consequences into the inspection process to determine if your equipment is in proper working condition

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