How to Prepare for Your Overhead Crane Installation

Posted on 04/06/2018 | Crane Repair Company|Cranes 101

Preparing for your overhead crane installation takes some initial planning to make sure everything runs smoothly once installation day rolls around.

From choosing the right crane to knowing which crane will work best in your workspace, here’s how you and your employees can be prepared for your overhead crane installation.

What to Know First:

You should understand your company’s needs for an overhead crane prior to installation to choose the best product for your application.

A few questions you should know the answer to before your crane installation include:

  1. What direction the crane will be moving (up or down, left or right, forward or back)
  2. How often the crane will be used
  3. How the crane will be supported
  4. How high you need the crane to lift
  5. What the distance is between the floor and the lowest point of the ceiling

The answers to these questions will help you choose the best crane for your facility and help the installation run smoothly.

Which Crane is Right for My Workspace?

To find out if your facility’s support structure can handle the overhead crane you want to buy, contact a qualified structural engineer.

Don’t choose a crane that will only work for current projects — make sure you buy a crane that will work for your company’s growing demands and future endeavors.

Which Crane Should I Choose?

There are varying advantages to the many different overhead cranes we provide at Crane Repair Co.

From workstation bridge cranes to jib cranes to gantry cranes, each type of crane can provide a versatile and cost-effective solution for your lifting and loading needs.

Crane Repair Company can also create a custom crane solution to fit your workspace and project needs.

How Long Will it Take?

Depending on the type of crane and your facility, your overhead crane installation may take between 3 and 5 hours or several days.

How to Prepare Your Employees

You may have your overhead crane installed when your employees are typically on the clock. Make sure you have a game plan in place so your employees know what to do if their workspace will be occupied during the occupation.

Safety is critical when it comes to crane installation and operation, so make sure all employees have the most up-to-date training for crane operation and maintenance.

Understanding how to tell if your hoist or crane needs repairs in addition to knowing how to prevent hoist breakdowns can protect the safety of your employees and your equipment.

Conduct an Initial Inspection

A certified, professional inspection and load test should be done immediately after the installation of your overhead crane.

After that, your company should follow the OSHA inspection schedule (including functional test inspection, frequent inspection, and periodic inspection).

The experienced crane inspectors at Crane Repair Company can help keep your crane and hoist up to industry standards and maintained properly so you can make the most of your investment.

Contact us today to learn more about our certified crane inspections and professional installation services >

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