Preventative Maintenance

Material handling equipment is an integral part of business operations. They enable a company to produce high-quality products, enable effecient delivery systems and keep the bottom line healthy. In order for that all to occur, these material handling systems must function properly.

Proper preventive maintenance ensures the day to day operations run smoothly.

Preventive maintenance involves regularly inspecting equipment, systematically conducting maintenance tasks and correcting issues proactively, rather than reactively. This reduces long term costs and ensures employee safety overall.

Centex Material Handling provides preventative maintenance services to help our customers avoid or mitigate equipment failure. We preserve and restore equipment by identifying and replacing worn components before they fail. By performing preventative maintenance for our customers, they are able to maintain satisfactory equipment conditions and improve plant reliability, preventing any unplanned downtime due to equipment failure.


Load Testing

Crane load testing is not optional, it is mandatory. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has criteria and rules for load testing as part of crane regular maintenance. Reliable load testing helps prevent industrial accidents from occuring by determining how much weight the crane or hoist can handle before breakdowns occur.

It is critically important that lifting equipment such as overhead cranes are in proper working order before placing them in service for the safety of both employees and facility. Overhead cranes and hoists must be weight tested after initial installation or if altered in any way. Load testing reveals functional errors that occur under stressing and lowers the frequency of hazardous incidents involving overhead cranes and hoists.

Centex Material Handling offers professional and certified load tests for all material handling equipment. We test the capacity of overhead cranes, hoists, lifts and specialty material handling equipment.


Inspections & Repairs

Equipment problems being detected and receiving maintenance attention before they escalate into costlier issues is the key to any successful business that utilizes material handling equipment. When a company’s material handling equipment is not functioning properly, it is usually at the risk of increased damage if operated —either from an accident or from mechanical problems resulting from an initial problem. Inspections give you the data to quantify trends with equipment problems, isolate causes and saves a company money in the long run due to increased efficiency in the work place.

At Centex Material Handling, we perform inspection services for overhead cranes and conveyor systems. Our professional and certified technicians at Centex Material Handling take great pride and care in meticulously inspecting all components of your crane system and provide a detailed report of deficiencies found.


Equipment Relocation

Centex Material Handling provides equipment installation services, as well as equipment relocation services such as.

  • Relocation Planning
  • Facility Layout
  • Equipment Disassembly/Reassembly
  • Logistics
  • Storage
  • Start-up assistance
  • Load testing

We also buy, sell and trade material handling and storage equipment.


Modernization and Upgrades

Centex Material Handling provides modernization & upgrades to overhead cranes.

  • Complete wiring testing and replacement
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Upgrades
  • Complete control panel replacement
  • Capacity upgrades
  • Span changes
  • Wireless Radio Control systems
  • Pendant control upgrades
  • Runway power conduct upgrades/ add ground conductor
  • Festoon track upgrades/replacement
  • Crane decommissioning

You can count on Centex Material Handling for complete crane modernization. We give old cranes new life!