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How to Avoid Overhead Crane Failure

For companies requiring overhead lifting operations, taking steps to avoid crane failure is critical to ensuring the safety of workers and overall efficiency of operations. No matter the specific industry or type of job site, taking a number of simple precautions can greatly reduce the risk of overhead crane failure. Before operators use cranes, technicians should inspect […]

Overhead Crane Accident Action Stations

In the event of an overhead crane accident, a well-rehearsed procedure should be put into operation, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. Before getting into what one should do in the important minutes, hours, days and weeks after a crane accident, let’s look briefly at the causes of such catastrophes, […]

Buying a Crane, Part 2: Pondering Proposals

Once proposals have been gathered, it’s time to compare them and select the supplier of the right crane for the facility in question, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the second installment of a two-part blog. Where the first article guided purchasing decision makers on putting together an […]

Buying a Crane, Part 1: Preparing a Crane Specification

Getting the right overhead crane starts by putting together a comprehensive specification, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the first of a two-part blog. This article helps end users put together a specification that will steer them through the potential minefield that it can feel like when sourcing […]

Operator Training on New Equipment

In his latest blog, Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies, outlines the importance of training following installation of new lifting equipment. On a number of occasions recently I’ve had to drop everything, travel to the airport and get to an end user’s facility following problems that have been encountered with newly […]