Since Laser-View Technologies recently started shipping Crane Sentry® Hoist Side Pull Detection Systems, we’ve heard positive feedback from customers. Many have noted they do not need to change wire ropes as frequently.
Customers that once changed wire ropes every 2 weeks or every month have avoided this unscheduled maintenance downtime. This confirms that improper use of a wire rope hoist is the biggest contributing factor to premature wear.
We advised that Crane Sentry® Side Pull Detection be combined with an audible alarm. The Side Pull System can be used to disable the UP motion of the hoist under a side pull condition and the alarm can be a powerful behavior modification tool to make the operator aware of the improper use.