Learn the What, Why, and How Much of buying a motorized jib crane, as well as solutions for adding motorization to a manual jib and the pros and cons of adding a VFD.
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Motorized Jib Crane Sales & Service FAQ's
Andrew T. Litecky2/28/23
Tags: Electrification, Jib Cranes, Purchasing Help
Customized Bridge Crane for Bedford, NY Department of Public Works Maintenance Garage
Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/22
In this case study, we solve a municipal garage's overhead lifting challenge, from the initial engineering study to turn-key installation.
Top 5 Hoist Safety Upgrades
Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/22
What are the Top 5 improvements to your hoists and overhead cranes that make a big safety impact? Read this post for simple solutions that extend the life of your equipment and keep operators happy!
The Top 10 Signs You Need to Modernize Your Bridge Crane
Andrew T. Litecky2/ 1/22
When do you need to modernize your bridge crane? Read this post and our Top 10 Signs you Need to Modernize List to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your overhead traveling crane.
Tags: #HoistGuyLists, Bridge Crane Engineering, Bridge Cranes, Crane Engineering, Crane Safety, Purchasing Help
Can you remove hoist-mounted controls and remotely mount the same controls?
Andrew T. Litecky12/21/21
Can you remove hoist-mounted controls and remotely mount the same controls? Yes, but keep these key points in mind. Read this Hoist Guy's Blog post to learn more!
Tags: #CaseStudy, Chain Hoists, Clean Room Hoists, CM Industrial, Custom Solutions, Hoist Safety, Hoists, Purchasing Help, Specialty Hoists & Cranes
Considerations When Upgrading Hoist Capacity on a Crane Beam
Andrew T. Litecky11/ 1/21
What are the main questions to ask when upgrading the capacity of a hoist on a crane beam? Read this case study to learn how we met the challenge.
Tags: #CaseStudy, Acco MHS, Bridge Crane Engineering, Bridge Cranes, Chain Hoists, Crane Engineering, Custom Solutions, Specialty Hoists & Cranes
Top 5 Reasons to Call Us for a Hoist (instead of a catalog warehouse)
Andrew T. Litecky9/ 1/21
Welcome to The Hoist Guy's Blog, where our resident Hoist Guy Andrew T. Litecky shares another of his #HoistGuyLists! When you need an industrial hoist, why not just call the nearest catalog warehouse chain? Read on for why you should call Shupper-Brickle Equipment for a real industrial hoist!
How are overhead cranes powered?
Andrew T. Litecky7/ 1/21
Electric overhead cranes, also known as bridge cranes, are typically powered by conductor bar, festooning or a cable reel, and there are pros and cons of each type of electrification. In certain situations, overhead cranes are powered manually by push or hand geared options or with air power.
The Best Hoists for Power Plants to Lift SCR Blocks
Andrew T. Litecky5/ 3/21
Compliance with the Clean Air Act includes cleaning the emissions of fossil fuel power plants using SCR (selective catalytic reduction) blocks to remove the NOx from emissions. Using the correct hoist to lift the blocks is paramount to their quick installation and change out.
Hoist Overload Devices vs. Thermal Overload Protection - What's the difference?
Andrew T. Litecky3/ 1/21
What is the difference between hoist overload devices and hoist thermal overload protection? Read the Hoist Guy's blog post to learn more.
Do you need a manual, electric or air-powered hoist? FAQ's
Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/21
Welcome to The Hoist Guy's Blog, where our resident Hoist Guy Andrew T. Litecky shares his knowledge and experience of many years in the overhead material handling industry, this time with a little hoist FAQ session. Manual, Electric & Air-Powered Hoists What type of hoist is best for your uses from manual, electric or air-powered?...
The Top Five Rules of Overhead Material Handling for Architects, Engineers & Planners
Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/20
An overhead crane system is often one small piece of an A&E project, but don't underestimate it's ability to throw the job off schedule. Read our Top 5 Rules of hoists & cranes for Architects & Engineers for ensuring this part of the job runs smoothly.
The Hoist Guy's Top 5 Rules of Hoisting
Andrew T. Litecky10/ 1/20
What are the Top 5 Rules of Hoisting? Read this list for the top things to know about purchasing and maintaining a hoist.
Why Your Bridge Crane Needs a Trolley Travel Limit Switch
Andrew T. Litecky8/ 1/20
To ensure your bridge crane operates safely, you need a trolley travel limit switch. Read this post to learn how cost-savings and shop safety are maximized with this critical device!
Tags: #AmericanMade, Bridge Cranes, Crane Components, Crane Engineering, Crane Safety, Purchasing Help
Repair Your Yale KAL Motor with our New KAL Replacement Motor and Adapter Kit
Andrew T. Litecky6/ 1/20
Does your Yale Hoists model KAL need a new motor? To meet customer requests to repair obsolete Yale KAL air hoists, Shupper-Brickle developed the KAL Motor & Adapter kit.
Tags: Custom Solutions, Hoists, KAL & KEL Parts, Yale Hoists
Quick Shipping Hoists, Cranes & Engineered Lifting Systems
Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/20
When you need quick delivery of a hoist, many manufacturers have new equipment in stock. But what if you need something more than a stock hoist? Read this case study of a customer who required both quick shipping and quick thinking.