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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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  • Why use a dynamometer or loadcell?
    March 28, 2023

    Why use a dynamometer or loadcell?

    Load cells or dynamometers are devices that are commonly used to measure the weight or force applied to a particular object. They are widely used in various industries, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation and construction and rigged with...

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  • The Importance Of Using High Quality Rigging Hardware
    March 21, 2023

    The Importance Of Using High Quality Rigging Hardware

    Using good quality rigging gear when lifting objects is essential for ensuring safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Rigging gear from manufacturers such as Crosby or Caldwell refers to the equipment used to lift, secure, and move heavy loads, such as slings,...

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  • Turning FAQs Into Sales
    October 11, 2022

    Turning FAQs Into Sales

    This article helps product suppliers gather their frequently asked questions (FAQs), so they serve as an easy-to-use reference for future customers. It is especially relevant to businesses listing products online and making them available for sale via a digital shopping...

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  • When is a Foundationless Jib Crane Suitable?
    September 13, 2022

    When is a Foundationless Jib Crane Suitable?

    This article is about foundationless jib cranes. It explains that these types of jibs are not set to replace all traditional jib cranes, with foundations, but in ½-ton and 1-ton capacities especially, they are proving their suitability in a number...

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  • Measuring Tension on Static Lines
    August 30, 2022

    Measuring Tension on Static Lines

    This article is about using Crosby Straightpoint’s Clamp On Line Tensionmeter (COLT) for measuring tension on static wire ropes and guylines. It was co-authored by two individuals that have been involved with the product for several years and continue to...

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  • OSHA's Safe + Sound Week
    August 7, 2022

    OSHA's Safe + Sound Week

    This article is about participation in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, which takes place August 15-21, 2022. The guidance can be applied to other awareness events too. It also talks about safety and health programming and why, at the center...

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  • Reid Lifting Gantries Lift New York Urban Energy
    July 21, 2022

    Reid Lifting Gantries Lift New York Urban Energy

    Brooklyn, New York-based Urban Energy Inc. has sourced a series of Reid Lifting gantry cranes from FAD Equipment Store for clean energy construction. The company, which installs solar systems across the city, uses Porta-Gantry cranes as they offer the perfect...

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