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The blog material handling and safety equipment end users read.

We work with a number of experienced writers and bloggers; they share exclusive articles that guide, educate and entertain our customers and site visitors.

The FADE blog is non-commercial, meaning that articles are not written to promote a specific product or service, but more to offer guidance on relevant subject matter. In some instances, a blog might support a product selection or buying process within the site, while other articles will provide expert opinion on a wider issue. In writing and commissioning blogs, we are mindful of the likelihood that readers have a primary interest in lifting, material handling, safety, signage and load monitoring products, but have a variety of different types of operation and business to run. As with the store itself, our specialist team continually monitor the relevant markets and trends, and maintain constant dialog with industry contacts, to ensure that our blogs are as current, valuable and relevant as possible.

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  • Choosing the Best Spreader Beam or Beams for the Lift
    October 21, 2021

    Choosing the Best Spreader Beam or Beams for the Lift

    This article helps you decide which spreader beam, or beams, you should choose for the lifting application or material handling challenge. First, let’s remind ourselves what the difference is between a spreader beam and a lifting beam: Lifting beams are...

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  • The Weight of Freight
    October 13, 2021

    The Weight of Freight

    This blog looks at the side of cargo, freight, and shipping, that doesn’t always get talked about. It explores weighing products prior to shipment, lifting different shaped loads, and securing them while in transit. When we talk about logistics, shipping,...

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  • Speedbinders Load Securement and Tie-Down Tool
    September 27, 2021

    Speedbinders Load Securement and Tie-Down Tool

    This blog explains how our Crosby Speedbinders product adds efficiency, ergonomic advancement, and longevity to load securement and tie-down applications. Among buyers of our Speedbinders product are trucking professionals that use the drill-operated torque drive to achieve faster tie-down and...

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  • ChainSafe: Making your Chain Safe
    September 22, 2021

    ChainSafe: Making your Chain Safe

    This blog guides those looking to purchase and use Crosby Straightpoint’s newest loadcell —ChainSafe.

    It is written by David Ayling, president at FAD Equipment Store and former owner of Straightpoint, which was acquired by The Crosby Group at the turn of 2019. 

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  • FAD Equipment Store Expands Team
    September 15, 2021

    FAD Equipment Store Expands Team

    FAD Equipment Store has recruited e-commerce guru Austin Helton. Headquartered in South Carolina, the store — www.fadequipmentstore.com — puts lifting, material handling, safety, and load monitoring products a click away from end users in marine, warehouse, manufacturing, construction, oil and...

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  • Lifting Reels with the Reel Lifter
    September 13, 2021

    Lifting Reels with the Reel Lifter

    This blog is about selecting and using lifting equipment manufacturer Caldwell’s reel lifter. It is co-authored by the original designer of the product back in 2013. The product, available from FAD Equipment Store, was designed by Dan Mongan, special application...

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  • Lifting Slings and Load Slinging
    September 10, 2021

    Lifting Slings and Load Slinging

    In this blog, we look at the three broad categories of lifting sling, examine their key features, and explore how each might be used below-the-hook of a hoist or crane. Slings are among the most widely used lifting accessories. They...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Gantry Cranes
    August 27, 2021

    Everything You Need to Know About Gantry Cranes

    This blog helps buyers understand the capabilities of gantry cranes and highlights key features to enable them to select the right gantry for their facility and application. It was written by Tim Battersby, business development manager at Reid Lifting, which...

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  • What is a Jib Crane?
    August 25, 2021

    What is a Jib Crane?

    In this blog, we look at the designs, types, and components associated with this popular product. Our goal is to help you understand what type of jib crane system will be most beneficial for the needs of your operation. Jib...

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