Common problems found during lifting gear inspections

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Nobles complete thousands of inspections across a range of industries all around Australia every quarter. This gives us strong insight into common problems our customers encounter with their lifting equipment. In this article, we have detailed some of the most common problems we find in the field during these inspections; these include lost ID tags, damaged tags, damaged equipment like chain links and wire rope. We also share ideas on why these problems may occur and list strategies on how you can prevent unnecessary damage that can cause your equipment to be tagged unsalvageable. To read about the common problems we find during lifting gear inspections – click through to the article.

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The importance of maintaining your lifting and rigging assets

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Lifting equipment is an important asset, and like most assets, it pays to maintain it so it stays in working condition. Regular maintenance can prevent a range of things from equipment failure resulting in downtime and extra costs for unexpected repairs. The most important types of maintenance include predictive, preventative and planned. To read about the benefits of each of these maintenances, as well as see Nobles recommendations of when these maintenances should be performed - click through to the article.

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The effects of shock loading

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Users of lifting gear are often warned to avoid shock loading. Most users understand the basic concept that when used roughly and carelessly, lifting gear can get damaged. Shock loading is a particular cause of damage through the application of load at a higher rate than has been accommodated in the design of the equipment.  Understanding how shock loading occurs and how it compares to normal loading is important to avoid its potentially dangerous consequences. To read about what shock loading is, how it occurs and how to prevent it - click through to the article.

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Everything you need to know about destructive testing

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Destructive load testing is vital to the manufacture of all quality lifting equipment. This important process guides quality assurance, design and purchasing activities by providing insight which is otherwise very difficult to achieve. Destructive testing is distinctly different to proof load testing and is a vital process in its own right. To find out why destructive testing is important, who is qualified to perform it as well as when and where it should be performed – click through to the article.

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How to get the best performance and lifespan of wire rope

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Wire rope is one of the most common pieces of lifting equipment purchased, Nobles sells many kilometres of it every month. And whilst we take the upmost care to only provide the best quality product for our customers, lifting equipment passes through many hands before it gets to you. There is manufacturing, shipping, storage and distribution to name a few. To ensure the wire rope you are using is safe, we have provided some helpful tips on how to check, transport, store and handle wire rope as well as some best practice tips to improve performance and increase the lifespan of your investment. For all these useful tips – click through to the article.

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How to effectively dispose of damaged lifting equipment

Friday, 31 May 2019

Recently Nobles have published Smarter Lifting articles on how to choose the right lifting equipment as well as how to maintain and service it.  But there isn’t much specific advice available on what to do with the equipment once it is no longer certified for service. There are no industry rules on how to effectively dispose of unsalvageable lifting equipment and most publications specify that defective equipment should be rendered unusable and discarded. This article provides some guidelines from our experienced and highly qualified service technicians on the best ways to render defective lifting equipment as unusable.

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