The most important part of a crane inspection—and probably the most overlooked—is just getting up on your crane and walking it. It isn’t scientific, it doesn’t require years of experience, it’s just a matter of paying attention to your crane regularly enough that you notice changes from one inspection to the next.
Maintaining a stockpile of spare parts for your overhead crane is critical to safeguarding production. The simple fact is, having the right spares on hand prevents the failure of a single part from halting production—potentially for months if the wrong part fails.
There are a lot of reasons that you might want to replace a crane. As your needs change, you might find that your crane can’t move as quickly as your production demands, or its carrying capacity is now a costly restriction.