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Cranes are an excellent way to move large, heavy, and bulky equipment from one area to another on the construction site or in a warehouse. In order to keep the area safe for crane operators and other workers, you need to keep up with regular maintenance and repairs of the crane. Here are some tips to accomplish that.
Have the Crane Inspected Regularly
The first thing you need to do is get regular inspections for the crane. There might be issues with the equipment that you don't notice right away, but a professional inspector will be able to point out. They can then recommend repairs that keep the equipment running smoothly. An equipment repair technician can let you know exactly how often the inspections should take place. Some areas to be inspected include the limit switches, basic operation, safety devices, rope, and various electrical components. If you have an overhead crane, it also included inspecting the bridge or trolley, along with the hoist for travelling.
Check the Hydraulic System
Some maintenance can be done on your own, which is important because it needs to be checked more often. The hydraulic system is what keeps your crane working properly, so don't forget to do this regularly. When checking the hydraulic system, start by making sure all fluids are filled. If any fluids seem low, or you seem to be adding fluid frequently, you might have a leak that needs to be addressed. You also want to check the hoses and pump, air cleaners, and look for any signs of corrosion or deterioration in any hydraulic system components.
Do Pre-Operation Checks
There are some inspections you need to do before each time the crane is operated. This ensures that the worker will be safe while using the crane and that it doesn't do any accidental damage. One area of the crane to check before operating it is the upper limit switch. This switch helps keep the load where it needs to be when hoisted in order to be moved properly. If the limit switch is not working properly, it could cause the load to drop, damaging whatever you are attempting to move, and possibly injuring someone in the process. You should also check basic operations before the start of each shift and clear the area of obstructions. In addition, check the wire rope before you use the crane for extra safety measures.
Train your employees to do regular inspections and make sure the inform you if anything is wrong with the crane so you can get it repaired right away.Share
17 June 2016