Need a Lift? The Hoist Guy's Blog

Dec/30/2016

After a year when so much was said about the importance of American manufacturing, understanding the differences between American-made hoists and foreign brands is key.

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Nov/30/2016

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.

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Oct/31/2016

Examining the types of hoist brakes and options for enhanced safety, such as dual redundant hoist brakes.

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Sep/28/2016

Shupper-Brickle interviews a crane engineer about the highlights of his career and his advice for the next generation of engineers.

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Aug/30/2016

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

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Jul/27/2016

Shupper-Brickle uses creativity and ingenuity to meets specs for a hazardous location and outdoor use.

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Jun/15/2016
Shupper-Brickle investigates the trade-offs in upgrading versus replacing a patented track system. More
Apr/21/2016

Shupper-Brickle uses investigative mechanics to fix a Coffing EC3 electric chain hoist and uncovers the case for using certified hoist technicians.

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Mar/31/2016

A Wire Rope Hoisting Question - What’s Killing My Wire Rope? Shupper-Brickle helps a customer investigate the cause of wire rope failure on their twin hook monorail hoist.

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Feb/22/2016

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.

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