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.

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.

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!

Bridge Cranes Versus Gantry Cranes

Andrew T. Litecky10/ 1/18

What's the difference between bridge cranes and gantry cranes?  Read our blog post to learn the right equipment for your application.

What Crane Controls Can Do For You

Andrew T. Litecky8/ 1/18

Need to improve material handling safety and efficiency?  Learn more on how crane controls can boost your system's productivity and safety. For this case, synchronized lifting was required.

All About Overhead Crane Kits

Andrew T. Litecky2/ 1/18

Need an overhead crane on a budget? A crane kit can be a cost-saving solutions for customers willing to "DIY", but what's included in a kit? When do they work best? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about crane kits.

It Is Never Okay to Overload Your Bridge Crane

Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/17

Is it ever okay to overload your bridge crane? Shupper-Brickle takes a closer look at the hazards of this dangerous proposition.    

Considerations When Upgrading a Patented Track System

Andrew T. Litecky8/ 1/17

Shupper-Brickle investigates the trade-offs in upgrading versus replacing a patented track system.

The Necessity of Load Testing

Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/17

How important is it to load test an existing bridge crane? How often and when?We recently witnessed an example of the importance of this safety procedure, with a narrowly averted disaster. Learn more about when a load test is required.    

Hoist & Crane Safety: What's the biggest challenge?

Shupper-Brickle Equipment Co11/23/15

From proper inspections and maintenance to training, warning labels and certifications, a lot goes into ensuring the safe operation of overhead cranes and hoists. We asked Shupper-Brickle Equipment’s Service & Safety Manager, Daniel Cahill: What’s the #1 safety issue you see in the field? Crane & Hoist Safety “The #1...