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Overhead Modular Work-Station Cranes

The KBK Free Standing Work Station is an overhead

John Maye Associates of Wisconsin, Inc. offers many material handling solutions; one category we’re especially adept at is the overhead, modular, work-station crane. We've broken it down and defined its purposes in this article. > Read Article

Proper Air Hoist Maintenance

Proper Air Hoist Maintenance

Did you know that all air hoist motors require some lubrication? This includes vane, gear and piston motor powered air hoists. In general, 1 – 3 drops of light grade machine oil should be added to the hoist motor per each minute of operation (please refer to the mfr’s recommendations). > Read Article

Pallet Racking 101: Which Type is Best For You?

Which Type Pallet Rack is Best For You

Answering these 9 questions and comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each type of pallet rack, will help you determine which rack style is best for you. The short answer is: It depends. The type of pallet storage that best fits your needs is determined by a number of factors. > Read Article

Patented Track vs. I-Beam or Wide Flange

Patented Track vs. I-Beam or Wide Flange

In the early history of material handling for monorails and under-hung cranes, structural I-beams (also known as S- beams) and nowadays wide flanges, were used as runway track and bridge girders. Structural members are designed and rolled for use as structural members; not cranes, monorails or runways. > Read Article

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