A pendant cable is designed specially to supply control signals to pendants hanging from hoists, overhead cranes, and several other types of lifting as well as handling equipment. The crane pendant cable is one of the most regularly handled parts of a crane. The pendant cables must be strong and reliable enough to withstand the weight of the attached control pendant, resist continuous movement during operation and make sure that no load is acquired by the cable cores.
Basically, the crane pendant is the essential part of the crane (and also the one most often replaced) that is used for controlling the proper functioning of the hoist in an overhead crane.
At MIT Hoist, our key aim is to serve our clients with the optimum solution that will not only ease their work, but increase their productivity, improve the safety of the workplace, and most importantly should be durable to last long. Our premium range of crane pendant stations can perfectly go well with smooth mechanical handling and are apt for machine tools, crane and hoist usage.
Crane pendant cables are designed aptly to give necessary control signals for handling and lifting equipment. Manufactured using brilliant quality materials and using advanced technologies, the MIT Hoist’s cables are ideal for high-stress applications too. No matter whether you want to use it for indoor or outdoor applications, pendant cables can work well. They deliver flexibility and consistent construction in the field. Moreover, they are designed to deliver the best possible flex-life under severe incessant conditions. These crane pendant cables are resistant to chemicals, extreme temperature, flame and moisture.
Some noticeable features of pendant cables include:
- Suitable for medium to high mechanical pressure
- Can be used continuously
- Highly flexible
Some common applications of crane pendant cable include:
- Pendant stations
- Power tracks
- Portable control
- Festoon systems
- And other flexing applications.
Whenever any breakdown occurs, the first thing a maintenance person or crane inspector would check is the pendant cable. It is responsible to control units bound into the electronic crane machine. The component is connected to a lengthy wire and droops from the overhead crane— similar to a pendant, and is also denoted as a pendant control unit or simply “pendant control”. It efficiently pulls power from the same electric source that fuels the crane itself.
Working of a Crane Pendant
There are 3 ways a crane can be operated:
- A crane operator
- Person instructing from the ground
- By using a lever control or push button from the ground
The pendant control unit can be wired to the crane. But nowadays with the advancements in technologies, the hi-tech cranes possess a remote radio unit to make operations easier, swifter and safer. A wired push button pendant connected to the hoist and droops down from the overhead crane is operated by a qualified operator for controlling the crane. As the crane passes through the runway the operator walks beside it to control the lowering or lifting of the loading using the crane pendant or crane flat cable.
Crane pendants controls are the crane controlling devices that are impeccably wired into the crane machine for controlling the operations of the crane right from the ground. Many cranes have radio-operated control devices to control crane operations. Both types— pendant control and remote control, has their merits and demerits, so make your decision of buying an overhead crane wisely.
However, when it comes to the best solution for operating cranes efficiently, the push-button does the job perfectly of lifting, lowering and handling the load. Designed exclusively for cranes and critical industrial applications, the push-button pendant offers reliability and stability that helps in the long-run.