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What to Look for in a Hoist Overhead Crane Inspection – Part 2

Last month in Part 1 of our blog series about What to Look for in a Hoist Overhead Crane Inspection, we covered the inspection of the hooks, wire/rope and chain, suspension lug and general part inspection. Why are regular overhead crane inspections important? They keep your employees safe, and delaying routine service and maintenance for your hoist cranes can result in very expensive repairs and possibly downtime that disrupts your business. Here are some additional common inspection points in a hoist overhead crane inspection: Disc Motor Brake The disc motor brake needs to be inspected f


What to Look for in a Hoist Overhead Crane Inspection – Part 1

Shops that have hoist overhead cranes depend on them and they typically see heavy use within the shop. But do you get them inspected on a regular basis? What do you look for? Uninspected hoist overhead cranes can be expensive if you put off routine service and maintenance, not to mention unsafe for your workers. Here are some of the common problems to look for in a hoist overhead crane inspection: Hooks The hooks on overhead cranes get beat up because of daily use. They should be inspected frequently to make sure that the hook does not have an excessive throat opening or is not bent or tw