Barge cranes: Operating instructions
Barge crane with suspended vehicle
An operating manual comes standard with our barge cranes. However, the most important instructions about how to use the crane we would already like to highlight at this point.
- When in doubt, always follow the data in the user information.
- The points in the safety instructions chapter must strictly be adhered to!
- The ship’s crane must be regularly cleaned of dirt such as oil or petrol.
- The crane may only be swivelled at a boom angle from 25°.
- Loads must not be pulled up diagonally. The load may also not be pulled by turning the barge crane.
- The boom must always be stowed horizontally in the mounting for this purpose and secured against unauthorised use.
- By using a hydraulic motor with a built-in parking brake, the drifting of the topped boom is prevented when the ships is listing.
Sequence of events: Lift car from ship and set down on land
The standard and correct operating procedure of the ship's crane is as follows:
- Bring boom in operating position.
- Lower the hook.
- Attach the load and hoist to the required height.
- With the boom still in its operating position, turn the ship’s crane with the load to the desired position. This is important so that the rotary drive is not damaged. This is the only way to safely operate the ship’s crane.
- Tilt the boom to set a car down on land, for example.
- If the ship’s crane has a telescopic boom, the range is increased by extending the telescope of the boom.
- Picking the car up on land and setting it down on board takes place in the reverse order.
- Standing under the suspended load and in the swivel range of the ship's crane is prohibited.
- Only approved lifting equipment may be used.
- Never load the ship's crane with more than the specified maximum load capacity.
- A safety switch is activated if the ship's crane is nevertheless overloaded. The boom can then also no longer be brought into its operational position and the load cannot be pulled up with the hook. You can then only tilt the boom or lower the hook to relieve the ship's crane of its load. The load must now be reduced to the minimum specified for the ship's crane load capacity.
- Continuous overload will cause the ship's crane to cease functioning prematurely and not reach its specified service life.