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. What type of hoist is best for your uses from manual, electric or air-powered? When is a wire rope hoist best for the job? Here are some...

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?

Hoist Breakdown Prevention and Planning

Andrew T. Litecky1/ 1/19

Would you be prepared for a hoist breakdown in your production space? Read our post on strategies for prevention and planning for a hoist breakdown.

True Vertical Lift for Precise Lifting

Andrew T. Litecky12/ 1/18

In the world of overhead material handling, there is lifting and there is precise lifting. Read our blog post to learn about True Vertical Lift and the advantages of wire rope reeving.

Hazardous Location Bridge Crane for a Texas Gas Generating Facility

Andrew T. Litecky10/ 1/17

Application: Hazardous Location Bridge Crane for a Natural Gas Generating Facility in Texas. Shupper-Brickle uses creativity and ingenuity to meets specs for a hazardous location and outdoor use. 

What's Killing My Wire Rope? An investigation into wire rope failure.

Andrew T. Litecky4/ 1/17

What’s Killing My Wire Rope? Shupper-Brickle investigates the cause of wire rope failure on a twin hook monorail hoist. We'll take a look at what causes wire rope damage and how to avoid it.

American Made Hoists Versus Imported Hoists

Andrew T. Litecky12/30/16

Understanding the differences between American-made hoists and foreign brands is key. Also, learn the Hoist Guy's favorite American-made wire rope hoists.