Crane parts and accessories to get the most out of your overhead crane

February 9, 2022 at 7:00 AM
Crane parts and accessories to get the most out of your overhead crane

We're always looking for ways to make our work more efficient while also making it safer. Whether that means creating new protocols or procedures that enhance processing or adding new equipment, there are plenty of ways it can be done. When it comes to operating your crane more efficiently and making the work environment safer for everyone, our team at T&M Cranes can help you find crane parts and accessories that will get the job done. We've put together a list of a few accessories you might find useful in your work to get you started.

Load leveler

Not every load you hoist is going to be perfectly centered or balanced. There will be times you'll have a bail that needs some extra help getting safely balanced before lifting. A load leveler will adjust your bail before it's lifted, so you can have a balanced load every time. Swivel hooks make it easy to fasten the bail at any angle. Some products are available with a motorized adjustment feature compared to manual adjustment mechanisms.

Tether track bridge system

It's crucial that your workers are protected anytime they have to walk on elevated platforms or surfaces. A tether track bridge system is essential to ensure even your most sure-footed employee has backup should they slip or trip while off the ground. A tether track bridge system has two runways and a traveling bridge that covers a rectangular area. It allows workers to move laterally as well as forward and backward along the coverage area.

Recover trolley

If they fall while tethered, one problem your workers might run into is the trolley sliding along the track above them. Without a surface to grab onto or set their feet, it can be difficult to stop, get set, and climb back onto the surface. A recover trolley uses the worker's weight to stop the trolley from rolling on the track, so they can recover and climb back up from where they fell.

Sheet lifter

Lifting sheets, slabs, or plates can be risky if you don't have the necessary equipment. Finding the perfect weight distribution is challenging and, if done incorrectly, could damage or destroy the objects you're lifting. A sheet lifter makes it much easier to distribute the weight of a sheet or slab when hoisting as well as moving with mechanical rotation options that allow the user to change angles.

Roll lifters

There are plenty of ways to lift rolls in a rolling mill effectively. However, the safest and most efficient is with roll lifters. These accessories are designed to make it easier for a crane operator to lift rolls with more control and balance.

Fold-away fall arrest system

Warehouses or industrial facilities don't always have the space they need to accommodate every piece of equipment. Fold-away fall arrest systems are convenient in that they don't take up too much space within the building when they're not in use. Once you need it, simply deploy the system. It won't take away from work or storage areas or affect productivity when it's not in use.

Reach out to learn more

You can learn more about each of these crane parts and accessories by getting in touch with us at T&M Cranes. We're experts in finding parts that will make your crane safer while improving efficiency. If you don't see what you're looking for on our site, reach out, and we'll help you find it. Give us a call at 1-800-552-6720 or send a message using our online contact form. We're available 24/7, so please don't hesitate to contact us when you need us.