by Jake Knaub Whenever you are handling glass, insulated metal panels, stone, or other construction materials, accidents can cost both money and lives. Making sure that lifting equipment is maintained correctly and free from damage can be a powerful tool in preventing the loss of life, limb and property. Wood's Powr-Grip® is devoted to creating a safer work environment. Our below-the-hook vacuum lifters are some of the most dependable in the industry, and we work hard to make sure that they are easy to use safely and to maintain properly. One of the ways we accomplish this is with our Instruction Manuals. Standard with our vacuum lifters and other equipment products, these manuals contain a MAINTENANCE section, reflecting ASME and CE Standards for safe operation, inspections, testing, and maintenance. By following these instructions, you can help keep your employees and property safe. We also provide an Inspection Log that makes it easy to know when and what to do for inspections. By following these procedures at the time intervals specified, you can ensure that your lifter is safe to use and working properly. But what happens when one of those inspections or tests reveal a problem? No matter how dependable, expertly designed, or well-built a product is, over the long term some components are bound to wear out. Yet sending products in for repairs isn't always the ideal option. The cost of delivery alone can be greater than the cost of the actual repairs. Also, shipping times prolong the absence of your lifter, increasing the costs of a project and moving its deadline in the wrong direction. So, why not repair it yourself? Well, actually you can: Wood's offers a Troubleshooting and Repair Workshop that teaches you how to get your vacuum lifter up and running again as quickly as possible. Our training staff has decades of experience with maintaining vacuum systems and will pass that knowledge onto you. Participants also receive an Equipment Leak Test Kit at no extra charge, a vital tool in isolating difficult-to-find leaks. Our customers really value the Troubleshooting and Repair Workshop, and appreciate the independence that comes with the ability to fix their own equipment. If you would like to know more information about the workshop or are eager to sign up, please check out our Troubleshooting and Repair Workshop here. See you there!
Jake Knaub is a Staff Writer at Wood's Powr-Grip. He researches, prepares, and edits materials for publication.