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Why Regular Crane Maintenance and Inspections are Necessary

Scott Bort
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Whiting Services

As with any large piece of machinery, there are risks associated with owning and operating an overhead crane. Overhead cranes are designed to move big loads and, when properly maintained and inspected, provide reliable and dependable service.  Today, we highlight several reasons why regular crane maintenance and inspections are necessary.

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Whiting Cranes Lift NASA’s Antares Rocket

Scott Bort
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Keeping Industry on the Move

Wallops-Island---WhitingWhen the Orbital Sciences Corporation Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft was launched into orbit recently, its Antares rocket was lifted to the first stage of its journey by a US-manufactured crane system designed to the highest standards of precision, reliability and safety.

The 70 ton capacity overhead electric travelling crane, built by Whiting Corporation, is deployed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, from where the Antares expendable launch system delivers payloads of up to 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) to the International Space Station.

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