Your overhead crane system is a critical component in your production process. And when your equipment is broken down or malfunctioning, you need a repair company that you can trust to get your operations back up and running. Tri-State Overhead Crane has over 60 years of experience in the crane industry, where we have garnered a reputation for reliability as both a crane manufacturing and crane repair company.
- Overhead Crane Repair
- Hoist Repair
- Emergency Repair
- On-Site Repair
- In-House Repair
- Authorized Warranty Repair
- Certified Load Testing
- Bridge Crane
- Jib Crane
- Gantry Crane
- Hand Chain Hoist
- Lever Chain Hoist
- Electric Chain Hoist
- Wire Rope Hoist
- Air Hoist
If broken parts or equipment are creating hazards or putting workers' lives in danger, you should have the matter taken care of right away by a qualified technician. Tri-State Overhead Crane has repair technicians available around the clock for emergency situations and overhead crane service outside of our regular business hours.
Call (833) 465-0610 for 24-hour Emergency Services.
Not only does TSOC perform on-site repairs, but you can also send your hoist or trolley to our in-house repair center. Here, we keep a wide range of replacement parts in stock which allows us to easily replace hooks, latches, hoist chains, wire ropes, gears, bearings, and other common hoist parts. After the repair is complete, a certified load test is performed before we ship your equipment back to you.
To learn more about the parts and brands we carry, visit our parts page.
Experienced Crane Technicians
Our skilled crane technicians have extensive experience with all major crane components from their time in our fabrication warehouse assembling overhead cranes. So when it comes to troubleshooting issues, they're diligent and look beyond the failed component — seeking effective solutions to the problem before replacing the equipment.
Check out some of our work below or visit our case studies page to see more.
Common Crane Problems
Equipment failure often occurs when you least expect it - leading to lost production and costly repairs. But through routine maintenance and inspections, you can help avoid unexpected downtime.
Monitoring your equipment can help you spot or detect issues that could become more problematic later. This allows you to plan repairs and preventative maintenance around your production schedule rather than being caught off guard.
Note: It is important to follow the equipment manufacturer's recommendations or industry standards and safety regulations regarding the service and maintenance of your overhead cranes.
Some of the more common equipment issues our service technicians see range from damaged hooks to electrification problems. Keep an eye out for these during your inspections.
Hooks and Rigging Hardware
Hooks and rigging hardware are designed for specific use and load capacity. If used improperly or above its rated load, a hoist hook can crack, bend, or even stretch. Hooks with deformation 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 common signs of wire rope damage to look for are:
- Corrosion and Wear
- Broken Wires
- Compressed, Cut, or Crimped Wires
- Wire Rope Coming Out of the Reeving System
With the heavy loads they carry, even the slightest skew will create significant stress on your crane system. Crane misalignment can lead to costly repairs, unwanted downtime, complete crane failure, and worker safety hazards. Warning signs of misalignment can be:
- Unusual Noises
- Overworking of the Motor
- Wheels, Rails, or Bearings Not Working Properly
End Truck Wheel Wear
The end truck wheels are a critical part of an overhead crane. Regular use of your crane naturally causes end truck wheel wear. But when they are misaligned or the incorrect wheels are being used, this process occurs much quicker. Wheels need to be inspected regularly and, at some point, need to be adjusted or replaced.
Problems with the crane's electrical components can cause frustrating interruptions and downtime. Poor contacts, graphite dust buildup, and corrosion to crane controls or pendants are a few common electrification issues you may encounter. Routine inspections and cleaning of your equipment are some ways that can help you avoid electrical issues.
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 and Hoist Repair Near You
TSOC has service technicians that we can dispatch to your facility to troubleshoot your equipment and perform overhead crane repair services. We are located throughout the Midwest and Southern United States. Contact our service department to schedule repairs today.