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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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  • Everything You Need to Know About Load cells
    July 6, 2021

    Everything You Need to Know About Load cells

    This blog introduces people to load cells and dynamometers. It explains how a load cell works, explores the different types on the market, and reveals the applications where they are commonly found. Did you know? Load cells are everywhere. They...

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  • Different Davit Cranes and Their Uses
    July 5, 2021

    Different Davit Cranes and Their Uses

    Guidance on selecting and using davit cranes, sometimes called just davits or even davit arms. They are often associated with use at workstations to eliminate the requirement for manual handling, but they are more versatile than that and can even be found working offshore or high above the street on top of building rooftops.
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  • Bluetooth CableSafe at Wastewater Project
    July 1, 2021

    Bluetooth CableSafe at Wastewater Project

    Central Environmental Inc. (CEI) has used a 10t capacity CableSafe running line dynamometer from Crosby Straightpoint, available here at FAD Equipment Store. CableSafe was integral to honoring a contract for Alaska Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU), which was delivering a...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Chain Hoists
    June 28, 2021

    Everything You Need to Know About Chain Hoists

    In this blog we discuss the mechanics of how a chain hoist works, common uses and applications and the various products available on FAD Equipment Store.

    Did you know a chain hoist is considered by many to be the most basic form of lifting tool. They can be used in a multitude of different ways, not just to perform vertical lifts but also can be used to drag or position a heavy load. Manual chain hoists can also be used below-the-hook of a larger crane to allow for final, precise adjustments. 

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  • You Selfish Hermits
    May 19, 2021

    You Selfish Hermits

    Honestly, unless a company is 100% white-collar, office-based, I don’t see how culture and productivity in the long-term can be maintained by persistent home, flexible or remote working—or whatever you choose to call it. Bars, restaurants, hotels, and retailers can’t survive on a tiny percentage of normal custom either. Eventually, the economic wheel will stop turning and those leisurely strolls around middle-class enclaves won’t be so comfortable. You wait and see.

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  • Crosby Straightpoint Radiolink plus load cell
    May 5, 2021

    Why is Environmental Protection Important to Load Cells?

    Why is Environmental Protection Important to Load Cells? IP67 means the product is dust-tight and immersible up to 3 ft. 3 in. in depth. Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) number, meanwhile, is typically used in North America. NEMA6 equates to IP67.

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  • Crosby: Meet the Family
    May 4, 2021

    Crosby: Meet the Family

    At the heart of FAD Equipment Store’s catalog is The Crosby Group’s expansive portfolio of lifting, rigging and load securement hardware and technology. This article introduces the industry’s most famous brand to newcomers to the market, and updates anyone else...

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