Overhead Cranes: Understanding The Basics Of Lubricating The Wiring

26 February 2015
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While all cranes, like one from Wazee Crane, must have the ability to safety handle a load that is at least 125% of the crane's rated capacity, the overhead crane's capacity and ability is largely dependent on its entire structure, which includes the wiring used as well. Most overhead cranes use 6 x 19 class wire ropes that contain 6 strands of wiring with a nominal 19 main wires in each strand. Generally speaking, small wires are recommended for situations where flexibility is crucial whereas large wires are recommended when the cable will likely be rubbed or dragged through abrasives. Read More