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Knowing How to Use a Lever Chain Hoist

Knowing How to Use a Lever Chain Hoist A variety of industries utilize hoisting and lifting equipment. There are a number of different types of hoists applicable for various situations. Chain hoists are one of the most common types used. These hoists are available in several different varieties including: hand chain, differential, and lever ratchet or lever. It is important to know how to use a lever chain hoist and how this chain hoist system works. The lever chain hoist is an option you will find from an experienced company that sells lifting and rigging equipment and hardware. These chain hoists can provide highly efficient rigging when used properly. The Lever Chain Hoist As you learn how to use a lever chain hoist, it’s important to understand that these devices are highly effective at moving and lifting items that are unsafe and awkward for a single individual to lift. Chain hoists are often designed to be corrosion and moisture resistant. Their design is relatively compact which also means they require minimal space and headroom. They are either pneumatically or manually operated and utilize chains along with a drum and gears to perform lifting tasks. These chain hoists can pick up a load through a hook at the bottom end of the chain or by means of a sling. These devices can be used at a wide variety of angles as well. Using a Lever Chain Hoist So now we move to the process of how to use a lever chain hoist. The process is quite simple. After attaching the upper hook to the mounting point, the operator must be sure that the safety latch is completely closed. Then the operator must: 1. Move the selector lever to the neutral position 2. Pull down the chain manually allowing sufficient slack to the lower or load hook 3. Attach the hook to the load 4. Correctly position the ratchet handle prior to adjusting the left side selector lever up to lift the load or the right side lever to lower the load Only the basics are described here. For additional information about lever chain hoists, contact a dependable and experienced provider of wire rope, sling, and lifting products. Be the first to like. Like...

The Package Handling Precision Pulley

The Package Handling Precision Pulley Precision Pulley and Idler (PPI) have been in operation since 1977. The company focuses on producing reliable components for conveyor systems. Distributors throughout the United States recognize the quality and reliability of PPI’s products. In Texas, while many petrochemical and mining companies rely on pulleys for the bulk handling of materials, other companies require the more selective capabilities of a package handling unit system. What Are Package Handling Pulleys? PPI designs two basic types of pulleys. They specifically address certain tasks. On conveyor belts, standard pulleys handle bulk material. The second type of pulley – the package handler, works with belt conveyors handling individual units or packages. Units, in this sense, include but are not restricted to * Bags * Bottles * Boxes * Parts * Trays Styles of Package Handling Pulleys PPI manufactures two basic types of package handling unit pulleys. These are: 1. XPU: This type of pulley is for the handling of unit conveyor applications ranging from light to moderate. Applications for the XPU Precision pulley unit package handling machinery are food processing and weighing systems. 2. XPT: This type of pulley finds favor in those Texas companies where the pulley line involves higher belt pressures. Applications are those requiring higher horsepower and higher belt tensions. To accommodate such demands, PPI constructs the XPT utilizing heavier rim and end discs. The choice between the two types ensures companies find the best possible match between Precision package handling pulleys and the application. Precision Pulley Precious Pulley and Idler (PPI) is a major American supplier of solid, reliable conveyor components. They produce a variety of conveyor pulleys, idlers and take up frames. The dedicated staff works in partnership with their customers to ensure they receive the best service, expertise, and products possible. In fact, many companies in Texas and the surrounding region consider PPI synonymous with high performance and pioneering conveyor products and related solutions. Be the first to like. Like...

Fall Protection Harness and Safety Requirements

Fall Protection Harness and Safety Requirements Wearing the correct type of fall protection gear is extremely important for workers who carry out tasks at significant heights. There are many different types of situations that require this type of gear – and these situations occur in various locations and industries. Just as a few examples, fall protection gear is often necessary in construction, industrial, warehouse, and oil rig applications. The fall protection harness is an important feature to be included in an overall worker safety protection system. Workers can lower and raise their positions efficiently through the use of these devices. These devices are also very useful for emergency situations when individuals must be rescued from danger. The Fall Arrest or Protection System The fall protection harnesses is used in fall protection and fall arrest systems and features a range of elements to secure the safety of workers. These elements include: * Anchor points: These positions or points are attached to a fall arrest system. Roof anchors and cable chokers are some of the anchors used in these systems. * Body wear support: This is a type of device worn on the body which distributes the load uniformly across the body and promotes the safety and comfort of the worker. * Connectors: These devices help absorb the impact of the fall if it occurs through the connection of anchor points to the harness. * Rescue devices for descents: If a fall occurs, these devices enable the quick travel of a pet rescuer to the individual who has fallen. OSHA Safety Requirements and Fall Protection Systems OSHA issues a range of requirements that companies are required to follow if they have individuals working at certain types of levels. Certain types of fall protection harness is required when work is being done in a particular industry and at specific minimum heights. Fall protection devices are required at certain minimum heights, depending on the application involved. These industries and minimum heights include the following: * Longshore applications – 8 feet * Construction sites – 6 feet * Shipyards – 5 feet * General industry applications – 4 feet When an employee is required to carry out any type of task above hazardous equipment and machinery, a fall protection harness may be required. Be the first to like. Like...

How ABB Flow Meters Regulate Steam Flow for Power Plants

How ABB Flow Meters Regulate Steam Flow for Power Plants Some power plants today utilize steam to create electricity. Steam requires heated water, and the source is often from nuclear energy. Industrial steam can be under intense pressure, and it’s very important to regulate the flow of steam for the plant to operate safely and effectively. This is where ABB flow meters that work with vortex technology come into play. Here is how vortex flow measurement works. Basic Principle Hundreds of years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci noticed that when water flowed through a given medium, it created vortices. A vortex is a small whirlpool that acts like a whirlwind or tiny tornado. Centuries later, a man named Von Carmen came up the with the principle of flowing water vortices, and today it’s called the Von Karmen Effect. The Von Karmen Effect states that when you partially block or inhibit the flow of liquid or gas, it forms vortices as it passes by the bluff body. In fact, the vortices formed are in direct relation to the flow of the fluid. By counting the vortices, it’s possible to determine the rate of flow. This is the basic principle behind equipment like vortex ABB flow meters. How it Works A vortex meter is quite simple in design. It requires a partial obstruction inside the meter. As gas or fluid flow, vortices form. The vortices then pass through a mechanical sensor, and they form on alternate sides of the obstructing body. This creates both high and low-pressure zones (called the Karmen Vortex Street). The pressure differences are reflected in the vortices as they pass the sensor, so it moves from side to side and transmits this information to a computerized control. Benefits Vortex ABB flow meters can work under high vibrations with no adverse effects. They are not hard to install and have very few moving parts, making them durable and reliable. Be the first to like. Like...

Bricks for Lead Vault Construction

Bricks for Lead Vault Construction If you need maximum protection from radiation contamination, nothing is safer than a lead vault or cave. A lead-lined structure offers many good things and here are some of the important features and advantages you can enjoy. Reasons for Creating Lead-Lined Structures A lead-lined structure can protect everything inside from radiation. They can also be used in nuclear power applications where materials must be kept from contaminating the environment. When you use bricks made from lead, you can create almost any kind of structure or shelter that you want, and this includes round, square, and rectangular shapes. Lead-lined containers can be created for transporting radioactive materials. This is an important consideration because if anything happened to the materials during transport, you could have a major environmental crisis. A lead vault is made from some of the densest and toughest materials available. At the same time, the metal is soft enough to give during an accident, so the container is less likely to break if it receives trauma. Thickness It’s possible to protect some rooms and areas with specially made lead-lined plywood or wallboard products. They are very useful for many applications. However, some radioactive applications call for maximum protection that only lead bricks can provide. Versatility You use bricks for creating the perfect custom lead vault because trusted manufacturers create so many different sizes and thicknesses. For example, most bricks are flat, but they also make the corner and edge bricks to provide the best shielding. Common sizes include 1 X 4 X 6, 2 X 4 X 8, 2 X 4 X 12, and many others. You can also order custom-made bricks in just about any size you need. If you want to reduce radiation exposure and offer the most protection to your employees and customers, lead bricks may be the best option to choose. Be the first to like. Like...

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