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2018-8

Would you ever consider installing a high voltage piece of equipment that without a proper ground to protect workers from potentially fatal electrical shock?  At CRANE 1, we would never allow it, but every single day our inspectors and technicians encounter an elementary electrical safety issue with cranes and hoists in the field that has been overlooked in prior safety/compliance inspections or knowingly ignored by the designated person responsible for crane safety at the site.  

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2018-7

CRANE 1 installs hundreds of wireless controls on overhead cranes and hoists every year.  Our go-to radio for reliability, ease of operation, cost of installation and performance is the FLEX EX2 series from Magnetek.

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2018-6

As a leader in overhead crane and hoist safety, CRANE 1 provides and installs many fall arrest systems on our customer’s overhead crane and runways systems to protect maintenance personnel as well as our own technicians and inspectors from potential fall hazards.   

A Fall Arrest System is an active means of protecting workers from injury due to falls. A complete personal fall arrest system includes an anchor, a body harness and a connector- such as a shock-absorbing fall arrest lanyard or self-retracting lanyard (SRL). As one of Gorbel’s leading distributor, we can help you apply and the install one of their innovative fall arrest systems that are pre-engineered and available for fast delivery.

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2018-5
CRANE 1 has access to a unique line of air hoists produced by J D Neuhaus. The hoists are NICKEL PLATED HOISTS SUITABLE FOR HYGIENICALLY CRITICAL AREAS. Selected models from the J D Neuhaus range of air operated hoists and trolleys are now available for clean room operations and other specialist applications that also require hygienic working conditions. These include chemical and pharmaceutical production establishments, together with the food and drink industries covering all aspects of both handling and manufacture.

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2018-4
We take servicing and repair of your crane equipment seriously.  With 200+ Field Service Technicians, Managers and Inspectors strategically placed throughout our markets, we provide you with repair and maintenance solutions with fast response times.  Read more about our significant competitive advantages:

 

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2018-3
CRANE 1 has begun phasing in InSpec, our custom field automation solution that provides Inspection clients with 24 hour or faster turnaround of professional, easy to read periodic and frequent inspection reports of crane and hoisting equipment. 

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2018-2
Inspecting hoisting brakes for proper functioning is a key element of a proper periodic inspection and important to ensure that the load does not drop unexpectedly creating a potentially fatal safety hazard.

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2018 -1
The wire rope on your hoist, just like the tires on your car incur the brunt of the wear and tear of daily use. Wire ropes have a finite life that is much shorter than the expected life of the hoist. Improperly installed, poorly lubricated, worn and damaged hoisting ropes routinely fail, causing the potential for a catastrophic accident. In fact a hoisting rope that was in perfect condition the day before can be ruined by a single damaging lift that causes a kink or bird cage.

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“If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” That idiom has been conventional wisdom for generations.
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Your overhead crane equipment represents a substantial investment for your company, and there’s a lot that goes on in your operation that depends on that equipment.
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