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Entry  Sat Jul 24 13:13:41 2010, rana, steve, alberto, Update, General, Initial Crane Inspection reveals flaws: wiring and oil 
    Reply  Mon Jul 26 10:04:24 2010, steve, Update, General, Initial Crane Inspection reveals flaws: wiring, oil and imbalance 2500.JPGsedrum.JPG
       Reply  Wed Jul 28 16:42:21 2010, steve, Update, General, Crane gear box cheched P1060503.JPGP1060511.JPGP1060515.JPGP1060517.JPG
          Reply  Fri Aug 6 17:47:36 2010, steve, Summary, General, cranes load tested at 1998 lbs 0.9ton.PDFP1060523.JPGP1060532.JPGP1060541.JPG
Message ID: 3284     Entry time: Sat Jul 24 13:13:41 2010     Reply to this: 3290
Author: rana, steve, alberto 
Type: Update 
Category: General 
Subject: Initial Crane Inspection reveals flaws: wiring and oil 

The guy from KroneCrane (sp?) came today and started the crane inspection on the X End Crane. There were issues with our crane so he's going to resume on Monday. We turned off the MOPA fur the duration of the inspection.

  1. None of our cranes have oil in the gearbox and it seems that they never did since they have never been maintained. Sloppy installation job. The crane oiling guy is going to come in on Monday.
  2. They tried to test the X-End crane with 2500 lbs. (its a 1 ton crane). This tripped the thermal overload on the crane as intended with this test. Unfortunately, the thermal overload switch disabled the 'goes down' circuit instead of the 'goes up' circuit as it should. We double checked the wiring diagram to confirm our hypothesis. Seems the X-End crane was wired up incorrectly in the first place 16 years ago. We'll have to get this fixed.

The plan is that they will bring enough weight to test it at slightly over the rating (1 Ton + 10 %) and we'll retry the certification after the oiling on Monday.

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