Not only is Tri-State Overhead Crane a crane servicing and repair company, but we also manufacture overhead cranes in our fabrication warehouse. This gives our service technicians experience working with all major crane components before being asked to fix them. So when breakdowns or malfunctions occur, they know how to look beyond the failed part.
Services We Offer
- Routine Maintenance
- Electrical Maintenance
- Emergency Repair
- Authorized Warranty Repair
- Upgrade & Modernization
Equipment We Service
- Overhead Cranes (Jib, Bridge, Gantry)
- Overhead Hoists (Electric, Air, Manual)
- Crane Motors
- Hoist Motors
- Chain Blocks
- End Trucks
- Crane Runways
While TSOC can send technicians to your facility to troubleshoot your hoist issues, we also have an extensive repair area in our warehouse that features a full inventory of standard parts. There, we are able to repair your hoist and load test it with certified weights before sending it back to you.
Common Crane Issues
Routine maintenance and inspection of your overhead cranes not only protects your investment but also reduces the risk of accidents. It is important to always follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the service and maintenance. That way, your equipment is operating efficiently, and you have a safe workplace environment.
Some of the more common issues our technicians see range from damaged hooks to electrification problems.
Hooks & Rigging Hardware
Hooks and rigging hardware are designed for specific uses and loads. If used improperly, hooks can crack, bend, or even stretch, which could potentially cause the load to become disengaged. A hook and rigging safety inspection should be done regularly before each use.
Wire Rope Damage
One of the most prevalent problems we see is wire rope damage. Inspection and proper lubrication before each use can help prevent equipment damage or injury to workers. Some things to look for when inspecting your wire rope are:
- Corrosion & Wear
- Broken Wires
- Compressed, Cut, or Crimped Wires
- Wire Rope Coming Out of the Reeving System
It is also common for an overhead crane to get out of alignment. Even the slightest skew can create significant stress on your crane system. Misalignment can eventually lead to costly repairs, unwanted downtime, complete crane failure, or even worker injury. Indicators of misalignment can be:
- Unusual Noises
- Overworking of the Motor
- Wheels, Rails, or Bearings Not Working Properly
End Truck Wheel Wear
The wheels of the end truck are a critical part of an overhead crane. Regular use of your crane will naturally cause wear and tear. But when they are misaligned, or the incorrect wheels are being used, they will wear away at a much quicker rate. Your wheels need to be inspected regularly and, at some point, will need adjustment or replacement.
Problems with any components of the crane's electrical system can cause frustrating interruptions and downtime. Poor contacts, graphite dust buildup, and corrosion to non-working radio controls or pendants are just a few common electrical issues you may come across.
If you suspect your crane may be experiencing any of these technical issues, stop operations immediately and contact us so we can repair the problem before further complications arise.
Crane & Hoist Service Locations Near You
TSOC has over 20 repair technicians spread throughout our multiple locations in the Midwest and Southeastern United States. We also offer 24 hour services to fix emergency breakdowns. Contact us today to have one of our technicians dispatched to you.