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Elements of a Visual Inspection

We recently posted about how important a yearly inspection of your material handling equipment should be, and how proper preventative maintenance helps to increase the reliability of your equipment's performance. Below are the elements of a visual inspection.


Visual Inspection without disassembly of major components or sub-assemblies as follows:

1) Minor adjustments to motor brakes, limit switches and other components necessary for continued satisfactory performance of the equipment.

2) Deformed, cracked, or corroded members.

3) Loose bolts or cracked welds.

4) Sheaves and drum cracks, distortion or wear.

5) Worn, corroded, cracked or distorted parts such as pins, bearings, bushings, shafts, bumpers, etc.

6) Glazing, scoring, warping, contamination, or wear of electrical or mechanical brakes.7) Visible damage to hook, retaining nut and safety latch.

7) Evidence of pitting or deterioration of electrical contacts.

8) Interference with the free operation of buttons and controls.

9)Damaged insulation on the electrical wire, cables and controls.

10)Inadequate performance or reliability of limit switch.

11) Worn and/or damaged trolley and bridge wheel assemblies.

12) Nonperformance of load brake or controlled lowering device.

13) Wear, cracks, or corrosion of wire rope, load chain, end clamps.

14) Missing or loose bolts in the supporting structure.

15) Rope reeving for non compliance with manufactures specifications.

16) All operational functions.


  • Included: Full Inspection Report for each piece of machinery - One year Inspection Certificate


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