Pros and Cons of customized Floor level controls for your overhead lifting system

Andrew T. Litecky1/29/24

Welcome to the Hoist Guy’s Blog, where our resident hoist guy, Andrew T. Litecky, shares his experience customizing overhead lifting systems and discusses the pros and cons of locating bridge crane controls at the floor level. Crane Control Location Options When purchasing a new bridge crane overhead lifting system for...

Equipment Refurbishment: Cleveland Tramrail Tractor Drive Rehabilitation

Andrew T. Litecky4/28/23

Read our case study on the refurbishment of Cleveland Tramrail tractor drives after use in extreme weather conditions.

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!

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!

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.

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.

CASE STUDY - Repair or Replace your Bridge Crane

Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/20

An East Coast motor service shop was experiencing chronic problems with a production bridge crane. Shupper-Brickle Equipment was called in to assess the situation and offer potential solutions. Should the bridge crane be repaired or replaced?

Protect Your Outdoor Hoist with a Hoist Shelter

Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/19

If you store your hoist outside, you are battling mother nature! A Hoist Shelter is a practical option for outdoor storage. Read more about how to save money and keep your outdoor hoist protected. 

Lifting Solutions for a Stone Industry Customer

Andrew T. Litecky6/ 1/19

Read our case study of lifting challenges and solutions in the granite, marble & stone industry. We help our customers find the right equipment for their operation and budget.

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.

Jib Crane Mounting Types & How They Affect Your Bottom Line

Andrew T. Litecky6/ 1/18

Think all jib cranes are the same? As this case study proves, using the right jib crane mounting style can affect your bottom line.

When Safety Standards Demand Dual Redundant Hoist Brakes

Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/18

A customer recently asked us: What's the difference between hoists with two brakes versus hoists with only a single motor brake? Read this post to learn more about dual redundant hoist brakes.

Bridge Cranes Engineered for Small Spaces by Shupper-Brickle

Andrew T. Litecky2/ 1/17

Can bridge cranes be engineered for small spaces? Shupper-Brickle custom engineers bridge cranes to spec -- even if the right size is a tight spot. In this post, we tackle an overhead material handling challenge in bridge crane engineering.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS: 20-Ton Three-Runway Crane and Side Spur

Andrew T. Litecky11/ 1/16

For this application case study, we solved the lifting challenge through a runway crane with an interlocking side spur.

CASE STUDY - Javelin Crane with Low-Headroom Hoist

Andrew T. Litecky8/ 7/14

A customer needed to move equipment from the ground level exterior to the interior, third floor operating space of their facility. This level was accessed through an overhead, roll-up door that, per the customer’s constraints, could not be modified or replaced.