The first electric overhead crane was invented in 1876 to lift large weapons at a gun factory in England. While the design concept of the crane has remained fundamentally the same, the crane has evolved with technological advances that make it stronger, faster and easier to use. Today, the overhead crane is an essential tool for the manufacturing and transport of large and heavy parts used in the automotive, construction and steel industries, among others (Figure 1).With so many cranes in the market, a customer may see all cranes as identical, which opens the door to sales based solely on price. To stand out in a crowded industry, OEMs are challenged to add unique…Full Story
Red, yellow, green and blue are standard stacklight colors. But a variety of other colors can be used to indicate specific conditions and needs. What are the pros and cons of additional colors or flashing patterns?