Overhead crane inspection
Why go for an overhead crane inspection?
Due to the size and weight of the objects often being lifted by and transported by overhead cranes, routine inspections are necessary to ensure continued safe operation.
An initial inspection of the craneprior to its initial use is a must. Once placed into service, overhead cranes require two different types of inspections. Frequent inspections are done daily to monthly, while periodic inspections are completed at monthly to annual intervals.
The purpose of these two inspection types is to examine critical components of the crane and to determine the extent of wear, deterioration or malfunction.
Few notable benefits of regular overhead crane inspection
Your cranes and hoist systems cannot be vocal about how they feel the effects of the strain they’re under all the time. That’s why it’s crucial to put your overhead crane and hoist systems through regular inspections.
The benefits of having your crane and hoist systems inspected on a regular basis are numerous. Although it might seem like inspections are costing your operations the time you don’t have, that’s nothing compared to the time you would lose if your equipment breaks down or faces an avoidable accident.
These are a few key benefits of inspecting your overhead crane and hoist systems on a regular basis:
Reducing the risk of equipment failure
Keeping a close eye on your equipment will allow you to spot minor problems that could become major problems if they are left unresolved. Equipment failure not only means costly repairs, but it can bring your entire operation to a halt and hurt your productivity.
Regular inspection of your equipment by a certified expert can give you peace of mind in knowing that all of your equipment is up to code.
Protecting your employees
Overlookingthe inspectionpart of your overhead crane regularly not only increases the risk of failure, it also increases the risk that your employees may be injured. Ensuring that your overhead crane is in a proper working condition helps prevent injuries to the equipment operators and anyone working around the equipment.
Frequent and periodic inspections help to keep crane and hoist equipment operating at top efficiency;
The preventive inspection identifies the risks to prevent hoist accidents and also the breakdown time it also identifies the chances for crane performance and safety.
Advanced overhead crane’s vast experience and expertise allows us to tailor preventive maintenance to each manufacturer’s recommendations.
Overhead crane routine inspection and maintenance
Advanced overhead crane works with you to customize the right amount of routine maintenance and inspection for every crane.
Our routine maintenance has been designed to perform maintenance work, such as adjusting and lubricating with the intent of satisfying manufacturers’ maintenance instructions.
Regular routine maintenance can help reduce component wear and unplanned stoppages, and maintain equipment performance and availability.
Overhead Cranes are the lifting equipment traveling on an overhead runways structure, which works with a movable or fixed hoisting mechanism to handle the loads.
Overhead crane inspection checklist
- Know where the crane disconnection switch is located.
- Verify there are no warning signs on the push button.
- Make sure workers aren’t performing their duties nearby.
- Ensure that the load can travel without impediments.
- Ensure there are no obstructions around the area where the load will be moved.
- Ensure that the area where the load will be moved is large enough to move and place materials safely.
- Check that all below-the-hook devices are designed for the crane in use and can safely lifts loads.
- Ensure that the load capacity is less than the rated capacity of the crane.
Having your overhead crane inspected on a regular basis by qualified experts is the best way to avoid some hazardous situations and costly hassles for you and your operations.
Your cranes do a lot of work for you, and all that work can take its toll on them. Advanced Overhead Cranes is the expert on all things related to overhead cranes and hoist systems, so contact us today to find out how we can provide inspection services for your equipment.