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Established in 1953, Brehob Corporation offers customers 24 hour service operation, service and repair solutions, inspections for job safety and to save you money, load testing and capacity certification. Our technicians understand your needs and know your lifting equipment inside and out. Call today on your upcoming overhead cranes order to get started!
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You won't be disappointed with our overhead cranes! Our technicians and engineers work hard to ensure that we bring you customized products that you can count on. Allow us to come up with a product that will fit your needs exactly. All of our products go through demanding testing to ensure that they are fit to be delivered to our waiting clients. Visit our website for more information or email us with your questions and concerns!
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ACE World Companies has decades of experience when it comes to crafting track cranes! We are highly attached to making quality products for your projects! We have a set standard for making premier and high-quality parts! We are first class when it comes to specializing in cranes! We work to make sure that our track cranes are committed to you. To find out more about our highly specialized track cranes, call us today!
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Konecranes, Inc. has over eighty years experience providing overhead handling solutions to customers in a wide range of industries. We offer a comprehensive line of products, including overhead cranes, to make sure that all of our customers needs can be easily met. To learn more about the products and services we can offer you, call or visit our website today!
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We built our company off of different principles, one of them being customer trust! We work to make sure that you and your company find us trusting and reliable! We are top of the line when it comes to being consistent and dependable in the industry. We are experts for making overhead cranes and all of our parts are top of the line. For more information on our overhead cranes, please give us a call today!
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Our overhead cranes are made to be dependable and reliable when it comes to accommodating your needs! Our objective is to work and make sure that you have the perfect piece for your next project. We are top of the line when it comes to being consistent and reliable in the industry. We are professionals for making overhead cranes and all of our parts are world class. For more information, call us today!
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Overhead Cranes

Overhead industrial cranes, also called lifting cranes, are materials movement machines that are essential for many industrial processes including construction, loading and unloading of large objects, manufacturing and many other operations. Also known as hoist cranes, overhead cranes operate from an overhead steel beam or pair of beams bridged between two structural supports; a trolley runs along these beams carrying a hoist, which is used to lift and reposition heavy loads. They are powered by hydraulics, internal combustion or electric batteries.

Regardless of a crane's configuration, overhead cranes share three basic elements of construction: each uses a bridge, a trolley and a hoist. The bridge is the overhanging arm that bears the weight of the lift; in bridge cranes and gantry cranes, the bridge spans two supports, while jib crane and cantilever crane bridges are suspended in air from one support; in these cases, the load bearing arm is often called a boom. The trolley is the electrically or mechanically powered mechanism that moves the hoist and crane hook along the bridge. The hoist is the fixture responsible for lowering and raising the crane attachment, hook, grapple, fork or auger. Wire rope or nylon cables connect the crane attachment to the crane's main electric, internal combustion or hydraulic lift located at its base or at the top of its support, using electric motors for smaller applications and internal combustion or hydraulic power for doing larger, heavier work.

Because cranes work with extremely heavy, dangerous loads, frequent inspections must be performed on overhead cranes for safety purposes. Every day the operating mechanisms must be checked for maladjustment, the pneumatic and hydraulic parts for leakage, the hooks for deformation or cracks and the hoist chains and end connections for wear, twist or distortion. The running rope and end connections should be checked on a monthly basis for wear, broken strands and other problems. Periodically, the overhead cranes should be checked for deformed, cracked or corroded components, loose bolts or rivets, cracked or worn sheaves and drums, other worn, cracked or distorted parts (e.g. bearings, gears and rollers) and excessive wear on brake system parts, chain drive sprockets and chains. Other components to be inspected include electric or fossil-fuel motors, indicators and electrical components such as pushbuttons and limit switches. OSHA has published a set of guidelines for the safe operation of overhead cranes.

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