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Common Problems With Overhead Cranes and How to Avoid Them

Buying an overhead crane is a large investment, so let’s cover the 5 common problems with overhead cranes and how you can avoid them.

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In this video, we cover:
► Five common problems with an overhead crane
► Damaged wire rope (0:23)
► Crane skew and alignment issues (1:03)
► Excessive wear to end truck wheels (1:44)
► Electrification system issues (2:22)
► Bent or damaged hooks (2:51)

We also cover:
► Four things you can do to avoid those common problems
► Use overhead crane at specified capacity (3:32)
► Consider environmental hazards (4:08)
► Have your overhead crane inspected regularly (4:48)
► Follow manufacturers recommendations for service and maintenance (5:12)
► Wrapping it up (3:22)

If you are considering replacing your overhead crane system, you might want to check out this e-book we put together on upgrades and modernizations. An upgrade might save you a lot of money in place of a new replacement overhead crane system.

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Disclaimer: Any advice, graphics, images, and/or information contained herein are presented for general educational and information purposes and to increase overall safety awareness. It is not intended to be legal, medical, or other expert advice or services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate industry professionals. The information herein should not be considered exhaustive and the user should seek the advice of appropriate professionals.