When buying your next overhead crane, don’t forget to ask to what standards and what process your crane will be wired. More and more today we are seeing overhead crane manufacturers use flexible conductors for transmitting power and control voltages for extended distances on overhead cranes, gantrys, jibs, and monorails. These flexible conductors such as flat wire festoon conductors, S.O. cord and extended runs of Seal Tite might not be what you wanted on your next crane. You as the customer can specify the wiring that you are expecting. Indicate if you want EMT, rigid or even PVC conduit, the type of wire (THHN, SMRL, etc…) and limit the use of Seal Tite to a distance (example 18 inches). Wording limiting the use of festoon conductors to only the festoon system, and S.O. cord. Remember to inspect your overhead crane purchase after its installation and start-up! If you have any questions just call or write your Crane Doctor, Eric Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.