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Overhead Bridge Cranes: Modular Cranes vs. Engineered / Process Cranes

The amount of engineering and fabrication to meet your specifications can determine whether a modular system or an engineered or process crane system is right for you.

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Modular bridge crane systems use off-the-shelf packaged components and are designed to be general purpose material movers. Meanwhile, an engineered or process crane uses more robust components designed to withstand the rigors and repetition of performing a critical lifting action over and over again.

Synthetic Slings: Web Slings, Roundslings, and Polyester vs. Nylon

Synthetic slings are made from soft materials, but are strong enough to lift heavy loads and protect expensive and delicate loads from scratches and crushing.

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If you’re lifting highly finished parts or delicate materials, then a synthetic lifting sling can provide the flexibility, strength, and support you need to support a specialized load. Synthetic slings can be made from polyester, nylon, or high-performance materials and are lightweight, easy to rig, and extremely flexible.

How to Get More Out of Your Rigging Training and Lift Training Courses

If your employees think training means nothing more than free donuts and time away from work, then it won’t be effective.

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If you take a step back and look at the big picture, it’s not about the certificate you receive at the end of the training. It’s about the actions you take to ensure you and your co-workers create a safe lifting and rigging environment to work in.

Industrial LED Lighting Solutions: Is an LED Retrofit Right for your Facility?

LED lighting is ultra-efficient and can lower the cost of your utility bills, is virtually maintenance-free, and offers brighter illumination in your facility.

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If you’re looking for a way to reduce utility and maintenance costs, make your building more energy-efficient, and boost productivity, then an LED lighting retrofit might be right for you.

How to Plan and Prepare for a Third-Party Rigging Gear Inspection

These four simple questions can help make your rigging inspection run as smooth as possible and avoid surprises and extra charges during the course of a third-party rigging inspection.

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If you’re not confident in your knowledge of the applicable OSHA and ASME standards, or just don’t have the resources to safely and effectively inspect your rigging equipment, you should consider a third-party inspection provider.

Warehouse Racking and Pallet Rack Systems: Different Types and Design

You can reduce clutter, maximize your warehouse space, and increase worker productivity by investing in a warehouse pallet racking system.

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Warehouse pallet racking can vary so much in terms of specifications, applications, and configurations. In this article, we’ll discuss the different considerations for selecting the proper pallet rack storage system, and the different designs and components of the most popular pallet rack warehouse systems.

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.

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