What is wrong with this Crane?

While performing an overhead crane inspection, as I looked up to the crane from the ground this is the first thing that got my attention. What do you see wrong in this picture?

  • How do you think this happened?
  • What could be done to prevent this from happening in the future?
  • What is the effect of this wire rope laying on the drum incorrectly reeved?

When operating a crane we want to ensure that the wire rope reeves back onto the drum correctly. These drums over a period of time will start to create through wear a sharp knife edge. So, when the wire rope doesn’t reeve back onto the drum correctly and lays across the grooves of the drum, with or without a load there is a strong possibility that the wire rope will be lacerated.

End result? Possible dropping of the load. With proper inspection and caught in time, the required replacement of the wire rope.

Stay safe my friends and if you do not know how to perform a daily inspection, frequent inspection or periodic inspection please ask me for additional information.

Work hard, play safe!!!



About CrewsCrane

President/CEO of CCTI, Inc. providing Crane, Hoist, and material handling training. Inspections, service and parts for Mobile and overhead crane. General and Construction Industry for 10 & 30 hr OSHA courses, aerial/scissor lifts, and forklift. Inventory of Hoists, Slings and Below the Hook Devices.
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