Tri-State Overhead Crane (TSOC) offers overhead crane service and hoist repair throughout the Midwest. With a clear understanding of the importance of keeping productivity moving while keeping workers safe, we offer services which include emergency repair, preventative crane and hoist maintenance, authorized warranty repair, upgrades and modifications. TSOC has multiple factory authorized service technicians available 24/7 that are trained in every major brand of hoist including:
Why Choose TSOC for your Crane Service or Hoist Repair?
Unlike most other crane repair companies, we fabricate cranes in our 40,000 sqft. facility in St. Louis, MO. This means our crane and hoist repair service technicians wire up and build the cranes before they are used. Because of this, our service technicians look beyond the failed component. They put their hands on all major crane components including the runway, end trucks, motors, radios, drives and hoists before they are asked to fix them. This kind of crane maintenance experience is rare in our industry, as most of the "other major service companies" send out technicians right out of trade school.
Crane and Hoist Repair Services Offered
- Load Testing
- Crane Repair and Service
- Retractable Repair
- Block Repair
- Hoist Repair
- Routine maintenance
- Authorized warranty repair
- Emergency repair
Equipment we Service
- Bridge Cranes
- Jib Cranes
- Gantry Cranes
- Patented Track Systems
- Enclosed Track Systems
Hoist Repair and Recertification
While TSOC can send out a technician to your facility to troubleshoot hoist problems, we have a large in-house repair area with several standard parts on the shelf. We can repair your hoist, and load test it with certified weights before it is sent back out.
Common Crane Service and Hoist Repair Issues
Routine maintenance and inspections of your overhead cranes is the key to protecting your investment and keeping your workers safe. Always follow the manufacturers recommendations regarding service and maintenance to allow for the most efficient operation of your equipment and to reduce the risk of accidents.
Our experienced expert technicians also build cranes, so they are well educated on all components and know to look beyond just the failed part.
Some of the more common crane service and repair issues among crane range from damaged hooks to electrification problems.
- 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, prior to each use.
- One of the most common problems we see is damage to the wire rope. Inspection before each and proper lubrication use can help prevent damage or injury. The most common issues to look for are:
- Corrosion or wear
- Broken wires
- Where the wire rope may have come out of the reeving system
- Places where the wires may have been compressed, cut, or crimped
- It is also common for an overhead crane to get out of alignment. Even the slightest skew can cause significant stress and damage to your crane system. If you hear any unusual noises or notice the wheels, rails or bearings are not wearing properly, or if you notice the motor is working harder than it should, stop and call us to identify and repair the issues before complications arise. Misalignment can cause a number of issues, including:
- Injury and accidents
- Crane downtime
- High-cost repairs
- Complete crane failure
- The wheels of the end truck are a critical part of an overhead crane that needs to be inspected regularly and at some point, could need to be replaced or adjusted. Regular use of your crane will cause natural wear and tear while misalignment or the use of incorrect wheels can cause untimely wear or failure.
- Problems with any components of the crane's electrical system can cause interruptions or down-time. Poor contacts, graphite dust buildup, or corrosion to non-working radio controls or pendants are a few of the more common electrical issues. If you encounter any of these problems, contact our service department at once.