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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.

Overhead Crane Electrification: NEC 610.61 Grounding Requirements

Many business owners may not realize that their older 3-bar electrification systems are outdated, or they mistakenly think they’re in compliance because of a “Grandfather Clause.”

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At Mazzella Companies, our Service Technicians and Engineers commonly come across overhead cranes that are operational, but not in compliance with industry electrical and grounding requirements. There’s still a lot of confusion as to whether an overhead crane using 3-bar conductors, that was designed and installed prior to 2005, is in compliance with the revised NEC standards.

What is Arch Beam and Why is it So Dangerous on an Overhead Crane?

Arch beam and window track were once a reliable and innovative solution in the material handling industry. 50+ years later, these systems have reached and exceeded their effective service life.

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During the 1960’s, crane beam manufacturers ceased production of arch beam/window track for their runway and bridge beams. Unfortunately, these types of track systems are still prevalent in older manufacturing facilities today and could pose a real danger to employees working nearby.

Overhead Crane Safety Systems: Modern Features and Technologies

With modern technologies becoming more readily available and more affordable, the safety features available for overhead crane systems have never been better.

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Is it time for you to modernize and improve the safety of your overhead crane system? Learn how advanced technologies like collision avoidance, variable frequency drives, overload sensors, and remote diagnostics can help to improve the safety, performance, and reliability of your overhead crane equipment.

Upgrading Your Overhead Crane's Capacity: What You Need to Know

Partner with a reputable and experienced crane service provider to determine if an upgrade to the capacity of your overhead crane equipment is feasible, and put an action plan together.

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If you think your crane is currently exceeding its capacity and service classification, or you know your production needs will be changing in the future, contact a reputable crane service provider to schedule a consultation and see if your crane is a possible candidate for a capacity upgrade.

Installing an Overhead Crane in an Existing Building Structure

A reputable and experienced overhead crane manufacturer can work with you to design and install an overhead crane that meets your lifting requirements and fits in your existing building structure.

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In most cases, the design and engineering team has to retrofit an overhead crane and its support structure into a space that wasn’t originally designed for a crane system.

6 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade & Modernize Your Overhead Crane Equipment

Engineering advancements and modern technologies can extend the life of an overhead crane that no longer works efficiently, or doesn’t meet your current production requirements.

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Overhead crane modernization can be as simple as replacing one component or replacing multiple component systems. A lot of business owners will take an “a-la-carte” approach and invest in the upgrade and replacement of multiple components of an aging crane system to improve efficiency, production, and help to improve safety.

5 Common Problems with Overhead Cranes and How to Avoid Them

Purchasing an overhead crane can be a big investment. Learn about some problems you might encounter during the life of your overhead crane and what you can do to mitigate them.

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Just like with an automobile or any other piece of equipment or machinery, your overhead crane will need regular maintenance to prolong its life and keep it operating efficiently. We understand that purchasing an overhead crane can be a big investment, and an investment that you’ll want to protect.

How Much Does an Overhead Crane Inspection Cost?

“How much will my crane inspection cost?” It's a question that we get asked on a daily basis, but the answer depends on a number of different factors that can affect the price.

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The most important factor in determining the cost of an overhead crane inspection is the type of crane, or cranes, that need to be inspected. There are many different kinds of cranes, and each one has its own unique inspection criteria and requirements—requiring varying lengths of time to complete the inspection process.

How to Make Your Overhead Crane Inspection Program OSHA Compliant

Many maintenance supervisors and plant managers mistakenly think that they are in compliance with inspection standards if they have their crane equipment inspected once a year.

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Keeping your overhead crane in service and in peak operating condition, should be a top priority for safety, maintenance, or operations personnel at any job site or industrial facility. Frequent and periodic inspections help to keep crane and hoist equipment operating at top efficiency, help keep the user and other personnel safe, help reduce costly down time, and extend the life of the equipment.

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