Overhead bridge cranes are essential machines in steel manufacturing, paper mills, and a number of other factories across the US. Even if you are a seasoned overhead crane operator, there are a few minor details and common misconceptions that any operator would benefit from touching up on. Here are four important safety tips for overhead crane operators. Always Test Hoist Brakes When Operating Near Capacity Even in situations where you have lifted the same load before, you need to test the hoist brakes every time before lifting a load that is near the capacity of the crane.
26 September 2014