Hooks and damaged structural welds often cannot be inspected correctly without special test equipment.
HCSG uses Magnaflux testing systems to diagnose these special problem spots. All hook systems are checked thoroughly (not just the yoke) to assure that the bottom block halves do not hide any surface cracks. All of HCSG’s testing personnel are at least level 2 certified.
Certain applications require a more in depth analysis than can be covered in an otherwise thorough inspection system. Excessive corrosion, abrasive atmospheres, operator abuse and crane collisions can often cause damage that goes beyond the surface level.
To deal with these unseen problems, Hoist and Crane Service Group employs sonic equipment to determine metal thickness and borescope systems to supply complete video of structural interiors.