When deciding to buy heavy machines, you often forget that their accessories are an important part that affects the quality of work. Sometimes crane hooks are treated as an insignificant detail, which can lead not only to financial losses and slower performance of tasks, but also to dangerous situations. What to consider when choosing the lifting lugs?
Lifting lugs – why are they so important?
Cranes are used everywhere and are used in many different ways. Cranes can be found in almost every industry, from construction to manufacturing, and even in transportation and logistics. In fact, in many companies, success depends on their machines running smoothly. However, contrary to appearances, the success of the project is not only influenced by the quality of the crane, but by the type of lifting lugs. This presentation of the matter may seem very counterintuitive at first, because how is it possible to have a huge, majestic crane dependent on a much smaller object?
By purchasing and using the correct hitch, you can save time, money and use the crane for much longer than if you had opted for the wrong product. So how do you choose a crane hook? Which of them will work best for specific tasks and projects?
Choosing the right attachments for your crane Making the most effective choice for your lifting lugs depends largely on several factors:
- The type of work performed by the machine
Machines are affected by different types of industries differently. Does the machine run 24 hours every day? Is it running at full capacity or idle most of the time?
- The highest weight lifted by the machine
Another factor influencing the selection of the best crane attachment is the indication of the maximum weight the machine has to support in the course of daily operation. It is imperative to make sure that the hook can lift the largest package in a satisfactory time. This is to ensure that the crane can run at its best without risking failure or even breaking the hitch.
- Industry in which the machine works
Depending on the industry in which the machine works, it may be exposed to various conditions and factors that contribute to its wear and tear. The hook that has been decided on must comply with all of this – e.g. be resistant to moisture, chemicals or fire. You can be sure that each crane has the right hitch to perform the job at the optimum level.