The Use of Overhead Cranes in Metal Refinement

One of the most useful types of cranes that has been invented is the overhead crane. Finding itself being used in dozens of industries, it’s large nature, travelling beam and the fact that it provides plenty of space underneath all mean that it has become a staple part of many industries. One such way that…
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Reasons Why Many Crane Accidents Are Preventable

Cranes, while they vary in size, are often large pieces of lifting equipment that will be working with heavy loads on a daily basis, not to mention the employees and workers that will be in the vicinity of cranes. Making sure that your cranes and your lifting operations are conducted safely are therefore of prime…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Crane Accessories

While we offer a huge range of cranes here at Cranes Direct, we also offer many cranes accessories too. Below we have laid out some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from our customers on crane accessories. (more…)
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Prevention is Better Than Cure – Crane Servicing

As humans, we tend to be more reactive than proactive in nature. This comes to everything, whether it’s our health, modifications to our house, or the equipment that we own. We wait for something to go wrong and then fork out the money to fix it, but generally the cure costs more than the prevention,…
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Tips on Crane Uses and Applications

Cranes are complex pieces of machinery, that are designed primarily for lifting and lowering loads, which sees them being used in a huge number of industries around the world, including construction, manufacturing, engineering, mining, oil & gas, automotive and aerospace. However, you will also find that they have a great deal of other uses too.…
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Essential Tips When Working with Cranes (Infographic)

Essential Tips When Working with Cranes (Infographic) Cranes are complicated pieces of machinery, not helped by the fact that there are hundreds of combinations of cranes and cranes accessories that you can have; all suited to a slightly different function. However, there are some essential tips that generally remain the same for every type of…
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Amazing Crane Uses and Inspirational Lifting Equipment

We’ve talked at length in this blog about some of the many industrial uses for cranes and lifting equipment, how you should operate them when lifting heavy loads, and also some of the varied industries and applications you will find them being used for. In this post we wanted to share something a little different,…
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