Increase Safety And Cut Maintenance Costs With Side Pull Prevention
Overhead cranes are designed to lift objects vertically. A side pull always occurs when the hoist lifts something that has not been placed directly underneath it.
Side pull can cause violent and hazardous load swing, hoist components such as the rope guide or drum might get damaged, or in the worst case load ropes may snap. Preventing side pull will help make your operations faster and safer.
Side pull is prevented using an inclinometer, which measures rope angle during load lifting. If the angle goes over 4 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.
Side pull prevention is an optional feature and can be added to a new or existing crane when needed.