Anytime a load is lifted, the potential for overload is present. Accurate measurement of the load is critical to preventing dangerous overloads. Constant load monitoring provides an additional layer of protection to existing safety protocols and can protect you from overloads that may occur even when the load is known.
An overloaded crane can lead to very dangerous and expensive accidents. Ron Crane Scales can help to control overload and prevent it.
There are few scenarios where catastrophic overloads can occur, even when the load is known:
Attempting to lift equipment which has not been separated from its anchor points.
Lack of communication between staff members responsible for lifting.
Addition of equipment after the load has been calculated and approved.
Uneven distribution in a multiple lifting point scenario. Even if the total load does not exceed the total Safe Working Load of all the lifting points together, some of the lifting points may carry less load while others are overloaded.
An overloaded crane can lead to very dangerous and expensive accidents!
Ron Crane Scales help to detect an overload and prevent it, by using Ron load monitoring systems, such as crane scales with overload warning systems, that can be preset to a predetermined weight load which would stop (trigger E-stop) the operation as registered in the system.