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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Advice from Nobles Engineering on the proper use of swivels

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Swivels are widely used for lifting yet not all swivels suit all applications and problems may arise. There are also applications where a swivel must not be used. This article explains the basic elements of a swivel, the importance of nuts and bearings as well as the effects of pivoting speed and when a swivel shouldn’t be used. To read these useful tips from Nobles Engineering, click through to the article.

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Height Safety: Seven steps to a reliable fall prevention system

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Using a suitable fall prevention system can help decrease the risks for your workers and business. We have identified seven steps to help eliminate the dangers of working with heights as well as limiting the chance of injury from a fall. For full details of these plus more on your responsibility as a worker, manufacturer or company to prevent a fall and address suspension intolerance, click through to the full article.

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Spreader Beams vs Lifting Beams

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Spreader and lifting beams are two popular pieces of lifting equipment.  Knowing which beam you should opt for and what aspects you should consider when planning a lift can be complicated.  To help you decide which option will be best suited for your next lift, we have documented the differences and benefits of both types of beams in this article.

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Synthetic Roundslings – What you need to know

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Roundslings are amongst the most common types of rigging equipment used for a wide variety of lifting applications.  However, their use is controversial in some sectors, as there are now a number of well publicised incidents where they have failed under load, to the extent where some organisations have banned their use.  This article is based on the new Australia Standard (AS4497:2018) for roundslings and provides an overview of what constitutes good care and proper use of roundslings to avoid failure.

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