The dangers of side pulling

Side pull prevention for cranes

Side pull can cause hazardous load swing and in the worst case – load drops. Side pull can also cause damage to the drum, rope and rope guides and is a common cause of breakdowns. This infographic shows what happens when you side pull during a lift and how to prevent side pull.


Side pulling infographic

You can add Side Pull Prevention to various types of cranes as a retrofit. Side Pull Prevention has been designed to stop hoisting motion when side pulling is detected. An inclinometer measures rope angle during load lifting. If the angle goes over four degrees, the system stops hoisting, sounds a horn and gives a light signal. When the rope angle is back to less than 4 degrees, hoisting continues normally. Contact us to add Side Pull Prevention to your crane.



Resource type: