Overhead Cranes

  • Overhead Cranes Inspected

  • Are functional mechanisms adjusted so they operate without interference, as intended by the manufacturer?

  • No visible signs of deterioration or leakage in lines, tanks, valves, drain pumps, or other parts of air or hydraulic systems?

  • Hoist hooks are free from excessive throat opening, bent or twisted elements, sticky swivel, cracks, nicks, gouges, wear on saddle or load bearing point?

  • Hoist hook latches are functioning properly (I.e. free from damaged springs, bent or missing hardware)?

  • Reeving mechanisms are functioning properly (i.e. wire rope parts are not twisted about each other and is properly seated in drum grooves)?

  • Ropes are properly spooling on drum(s) and sheave(s)?

  • Sheave(s) or drum(s) are not worn and are free from cracks?

  • Hoist ropes do not contain: kinking, crushing, stretching, birdcaging, corrosion, broken or cut strands (10 wires in one rope lay or 5 wires in one strand in one rope lay), or loss of 1/3 of the rope diameter of individual wires?

  • Brakes functioning properly (i.e. not excessive wear on brake system parts, linings, pawls, or ratchets)?

  • Transmission(s) functioning properly (i.e. no excessive wear on chain drive sprockets, no excessive chain stretch, no missing gear teeth, inadequate lubrication levels, etc.)?

  • Electrical wiring in good condition (e.g. not frayed, loose, damaged)?

  • No unusual sounds (e.g. squealing, grinding, unusual vibrations, etc.)?

  • Upper limit switches are functioning properly (i.e. stops lifting motions of the hoist load block before striking any part of the hoist or crane)?

  • Structural members (i.e. crane bridge, runways, etc.) are in good condition (i.e. not deformed, misaligned, gaps, cracked, corroded, unsecured)?

  • Structural connection points are in good condition (i.e. no loose or missing bolts or rivets, cracks, insufficient welds, etc.)?

  • Bumpers and end stops are in proper working order (e.g. damage, under size, etc.)?

  • Covers and guards are in place and secured (i.e. not damaged, missing, etc.)?

  • Warning and safety labels are visible (e.g. not torn, missing, or illegible)?

  • Pendent in proper working condition (i.e. not missing rubber button boots, inserts, legends, etc.)?

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