Overhead Crane Inspection in Monroe County, IL
Overhead crane inspection in Monroe County, IL. Due to the weight and overall size of the objects that are transported by overhead cranes, daily operation can lead to decline or, worse, a dangerous failure that puts your employees, your company, and your processes at risk. Which is why periodic and frequent crane inspections are required to not just keep them operating at peak performance, but to also keep your personnel safe, reduce costly downtime, and extend the life of your equipment.
At Engineered Lifting Systems, we offer on-site crane inspection services to businesses and industries in Monroe County. We are proud have all of our certifications to perform inspections that meet ASME, CMAA, and OSHA standards. To speak with our team about overhead crane inspection or to get started on a quote, please contact us or call our team at 866-756-1200.
Crane Inspection Services Monroe County
Our Monroe County overhead crane company is experienced in performing many different kinds of crane services, including full inspections in which we will complete an extensive crane inspection checklist. The frequency with which you need to have inspections completed will depend upon the environment and type of service that the crane performs.
Inspection services include:
- Initial Crane Inspections
- Periodic Inspections (Monthly to Annual)
- Frequent Inspections (Daily to Monthly)
- A review of existing training and inspection records
- Electronic or written inspection report for your records
- Detailed inspection of limits and limit operation, wire ropes, drive components, mechanical couplings, and brakes
- Consultation on inspection reports and actionable items regarding mechanical issues, hazards, or opportunities for improvement
Crane Inspection Checklist | Frequent Crane Inspections Monroe County
Frequent crane inspections performed monthly or as often as daily can help identify potential problems and address them before a costly accident occurs. Over time, normal wear and tear can eventually catch up and wreak havoc on the structure and components. Operational and visual inspections keep the crane in peak performance, which is where we come in!
Frequent inspection includes checking the following list of items:
- Wire ropes – Look for any damage or deformation to the rope structure, fraying, loss of lubricant, broken strands, kinks, etc.
- Hoist chains and end connections – Look for distorted links interfering with proper function, excessive wear, twists, and stretch beyond manufacturer’s recommendations. If necessary, add some lubrication.
- Air or hydraulic systems – Look for leakage or deterioration in drain pumps, lines, valves, tanks, etc.
- Hooks – Look for cracks, deformation, etc.
- Braking motions – Make sure that stopping distance is normal and that there is not excessive drift.
- Functional operating mechanisms – Look for maladjustment.
- Hoist trolley and bridge – Run through complete motions.
- Safety – Test safety devices and check that warning and other safety labels are present and legible.
- Rope reeving – Make sure it is in working-condition according to manufacturers’ recommendations.
OSHA Annual Crane Inspections | Monroe County Periodic Crane Inspection
Overhead crane safety is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.179 which calls for inspections to be performed periodically in one to 12-month intervals. Other governing bodies include ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and CMAA (Crane Manufacturers Association of America) which have similar standards.
According to OSHA, periodic inspection includes checking the following items:
- Wind, load, and other indicators over their full range
- Worn or cracked drums and sheaves
- Loose rivets or bolts
- Corroded, cracked, or deformed members
- Distorted, cracked, or worn parts such as shafts, bearings, rollers, pins, gears, clamping and locking devices
- Pitting or deterioration of pushbutton stations, limit switches, and controller contactors
- Improper performance or non-safety-compliant electric, gasoline, diesel, or other power plants
- Excessive wear on ratchets, pawls, linings, and brake system parts
- Excessive chain stretch or wear on chain drive sprockets
Initial Crane Inspection in Monroe County, IL
Any new, reinstalled, modified, altered, repaired, or updated crane needs to be inspected to ensure compliance before the first use. For example, ANSI B30.11 requires a Rated Load Test and more before you are able to use the crane system.
These inspections should be performed by experienced OEM representatives to ensure that all parts of the system have been tested and properly installed. These trained technicians must provide a full report of the findings. At Engineered Lifting Systems, our team is proud to have the pertinent crane inspection certifications in place. Speak with us now to take a look at your system before getting to work!
Get in Touch With Our Overhead Crane Inspectors in Monroe County, IL | Engineered Lifting Systems
Let our overhead crane inspectors check out your overhead crane now! Since 2004, we have been providing industries in Monroe County with OSHA-compliant crane services of any type. To get started on a quote for overhead crane inspection in Monroe County, IL, please contact us or call our team at 866-756-1200.