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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

Choosing the Best Lifting Sling: Wire Rope vs. Chain vs. Synthetics

A look at the advantages and disadvantages of each type of lifting sling to help you select the best sling for your next lifting project.

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Chain slings, wire rope slings, web slings, roundslings, synthetic rope, and metal mesh slings can all be used to safely and efficiently lift and position a load. But, choosing the right type of lifting sling is dependent on a complete understanding of the application, the environment it’s being used in, and how the sling will be used to support and lift the load.

Variable Frequency Drives: Smart Motor Controls for Overhead Cranes

VFDs can be used to control every motorized motion on an overhead crane—including the hoist, bridge, trolley, and even hook rotation.

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Do you battle with an older overhead crane system to keep it up and running? If your crane seems to break down or needs frequent repair due to worn-out parts, you may be able to extend its service life with a smarter and more efficient drive control system.

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