Crane Sentry® Hoist Side Pull Detection can extend the time between wire rope changes in situations where operators side pull a wire rope hoist.
Side pulling against the drum can place stress on the wire rope and the drum landings as the cable is forced against the sharp edge of the landing. Many operators do not realize how detrimental and unsafe this is to the wire rope hoist. Other conditions exist after the rope guide breaks and the wire rope becomes twisted like a bird’s nest.
We have heard from service technicians that they’ve changed a wire rope and within a little as one day, they’re called back again for a damaged hoist.
This is avoidable. Crane Sentry® Hoist Side Pull Detection with our new Adaptive Hoist Sensing™ can extend the time between service visits.
The system can be applied as a means of behavior modification or to disable unwanted action, such as hoist-up movement when a side pull occurs. The cost of our system will easily pay for itself in one service visit.