Options In Large And Small Lead Counterweights...

Counterweights are used in a wide variety of different applications. They can be used as bridge weights as well as in elevator systems. They can be used in agricultural equipment, heavy equipment such as cranes and lifts as well as in architectural designs. A counterweight is used to offset the opposing weight and to create a balance. It also provides stability for a system, allowing for a part or component to remain in a particular position relative to the rest of the system. Lead, with its heavy, dense nature is a perfect counterweight material. With different options in lead counterweights, it is possible to create the ideal system to safely operate equipment, bridges, elevators or to create a stable balance. Standard Sizes Most companies manufacturing lead counterweights for bridges use a standard size of weight. These bridge weights are typically 150 pounds each and can be stacked or used in the design of the bridge to offer the desired amount of counterweight. Not all bridges or applications are configured for these standard weights, so other options are available. Custom Designed Cast Counterweights Finding a lead manufacturer offering custom cast or custom poured lead ballasts and counterweights allows for the design and production of a counterweight that is customized to the specific requirements of the application. This includes oversized requirements for counterweights or for smaller lead counterweights that have to fit into very specific spaces in the equipment or system design. Shot Ballast In some applications, the best option for a counterweight is not a solid weight. This is important for both heavy and light applications and allows for lead shot to be used in specially designed, heavy-duty bags. These bags can be lowered into a space, and the lead shot then levels out, filling...

The Items That Are Checked During a Crane Inspection in Syracuse...

Cranes are used to perform heavy jobs that would other wise be dangerous or impossible. Because of the danger involved with crane usage, you are required to have a crane inspection in Syracuse performed on a regular basis to ensure they are operating properly and not at risk of malfunctioning and causing injury. If you are new to the world of crane inspections, it can be stressful if you don’t know what the inspector will be looking for. The following are just a few of the many components that are inspected. Don’t let your cranes go unchecked, as this can lead to personal injury, property damage and even death. Metal Cabling and Hoist System The metal cable that is used to hoist items is the heart of a crane system. If this cable is fraying or showing signs of weakness, it could lead to breakage which can be detrimental. Make sure your items are inspected so you can rest assured that your crane will be operating safely and that you aren’t putting your staff at risk of injury. Hydraulic Engine Most cranes are powered by a hydraulic engine. While they are designed to operate for years without mechanical issues, if you don’t properly maintain them it can create performance and safety issues. The inspector will want to see a service log to see what maintenance you have done, and they will make sure that all of the hoses are leak free, and that the motor is not at risk of failure. First Aid and Safety Gear You are required to have a first aid kit and other safety gear on the crane at all times. Make sure you have vests, hard hats, and proper emergency protocol information posted so your employees are safe and...