Major Service | Morris Material Handling

By: Morris Material Handling  11-11-2011
Keywords: Safety Devices, Rope Drums


  • The inspection of all mechanical electrical components.
  • Implementing whatever running adjustments can be made on the spot.
  • Opening of all gearboxes inspection covers for inspection, where available.
  • Opening of all electrical motors inspection covers for inspection and cleaning, where available.
  • Stripping of all wheels on crane, for inspection.


Structure and Condition of Crane

  • Crane welds to be NDT inspected. *
  • Cabin and mounting to be NDT inspected. *
  • Crab welds to be NDT inspected. *
  • * – Optional as agreed by Customer

Wheels and Shafts

  • Crane and crab to be jacked up and wheels to be removed for inspection of wheels, shafts and bearings.


  • All gearbox inspection covers to be opened to inspect all bearings and internal gears, where available.

Electric Motors and Control Panels

  • All motor inspection covers to be opened for inspection, cleaning and Insulation Testing.
  • All Electric control panels to be opened, all control equipment to be thoroughly inspected and the panels and equipment cleaned.
  • All Electrical junction boxes to be opened, all connections checked and all equipment cleaned.


  • All Brakes to be stripped for inspection of wear of all brake linings, pins and moving parts.

Rope Drums / Chain / Sheaves

  • Load Ropes to be wound from the drums.
  • Rope drums to be cleaned and inspected for wear on rope grooves.
  • Load ropes to be inspected.

Limits and Safety Devices

  • Inspection of all limit switches on the hoist and travel motions for wear or damaged parts.
  • Load limiting device to be inspected and tested.
  • Emergency stop to be tested.


  • Bottom blocks sheaves to be inspected.
  • Bottom hooks pop marks to be inspected.
  • Bottom hooks thrust bearings to be inspected.
  • Bottom block hook / hooks to be inspected.

Keywords: Rope Drums, Safety Devices,

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Ensure that at least three full turns of rope remain on drum when the hook block is on bottom limit. Measuring and recording of brake lining, crane wheel and sheave wheel wear. Checking for wear and measuring according to standard of steel wire rope. Check wheels and diameters of driving and trailing wheels. The inspection of all mechanical electrical components. Check limiting and other safety devices.