Archive: Jan 2024

What Makes the JLC Electric Chain Hoist Stand Out?

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JLC Electric Chain Hoist | American Crane

When it comes to heavy-duty industrial equipment, finding a hoist that is not only reliable but also durable is crucial for ensuring the safety of both workers and equipment. This is where the JLC Electric Chain Hoist comes in, offering a compact yet powerful solution that is packed with features designed to make both lifting and maintenance easier and safer. While this product is compact, it is big on features. In this blog, we will delve into this product’s features and the why it is an excellent choice for any
industrial setting.

Compact Chain Container

This hoist is compact in size. The housing is built for portability and ease of installation making it an ideal choice for a wide range of industrial applications. The durability of the container allows for standard lifts of 20ft single chain and 10ft double chain.

Longer & Quieter Operation

With a 1/8-to-2-ton capacity, the JLC Electric Chain Hoist utilizes oil bath transmission and precision machined alloy steel gears, resulting in a longer and quieter operation.

Smoother Lifting & Reduced Chain Wear

The JLC’s 5-pocket load sheave allows for a 25% increase in chain and sheave engagement compared to the standard 4-pocket sheaves. The 5-pocket sheave feature allows for smoother lifting and reduces the wear on chains, enhancing the lifespan of the hoist.

Easy Access for Maintenance

The maintenance panel plate provides convenient access to controls and motor connections for adjusting voltage on dual-voltage motors or servicing the hoist. Numbered wires help assist with maintenance.

Heavy-Duty Motor Brake

Robust and powerful, this hoist’s multiple disc motor brake has a direct acting design for positive load spotting and holding.

Lifetime Warranty

Warranty paired with the durability of this hoist make it an excellent long-term investment for any industrial setting. ACECO provides 24/7 service, should you need, so you can rest assured that your equipment is protected with us.

The JLC Electric Chain Hoist is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a compact, powerful and reliable industrial hoist solution. It offers a wide variety of benefits that enhance safety and efficiency. Visit our store or contact us today to learn more about the JLC Electric Chain Hoist and other products we offer.

The Power of Preventative Maintenance: Top 3 Benefits of Routine Maintenance

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Preventative Maintenance | American Crane

In an environment where downtime can be a costly setback and safety is non-negotiable, preventative maintenance is not only important but crucial to your equipment and facilities. At American Crane & Equipment Corporation, we understand the importance of routine maintenance and the benefits it brings to your company. In this third installment of our Crane & Hoist Safety Series, we will discuss the top three benefits of preventative maintenance.

Keeping Production on Track

Routine maintenance can identify potential issues and prevent them from happening before they result in unexpected downtime that can disrupt workflow and hurt your bottom line. Downtime is one of the most significant costs for businesses. Routine maintenance reduces the risk of unexpected breakdowns, emergency maintenance and expensive repair fees, keeping production running smoothly and on schedule.


Routine maintenance prevents the risk of onsite injuries by ensuring that everything is working properly and complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Keeping your equipment up to OSHA standards prevents potential violations and fines, which nobody wants to deal with. At ACECO, the most important thing is our people. We understand the importance and value of keeping our team safe and providing them with a safe work environment which is why we have routine maintenance in practice for all equipment and facilities.


Properly maintained equipment functions more efficiently, reducing the amount of downtime experienced by companies and supporting a longer-lasting lifespan of equipment. Regular maintenance gives companies the chance to discover minor issues before they turn into major problems that cause widespread harm.

The importance of routine maintenance cannot be overstated. It’s a domino effect that will only harm you if you ignore it and benefit you if you indulge. Taking care of your equipment is taking care of your business. It protects your people, your facility, and your reputation.

Planning for the Future

As times change, so do we. ACECO’s innovation lab is working on a new line of technology that will take preventative maintenance to the next level. Our Machine Health IoT (MHIoT) device will allow you to monitor the operation and health of your crane and other critical industrial equipment from the convenience of your phone. Read more about our new MHIoT device here.

With 24/7 service and customized maintenance plans, ACECO is committed to exceeding your expectations and delivering exceptional service. Contact us today to discover how we can tailor a plan specifically to your needs.

Doing the Right Thing – A Foundation for Success

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Doing The Right Thing | American Crane

Doing the right thing – it’s a simple concept, but in practice, it requires a deep commitment that has given us a sense of purpose and direction that we believe sets American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) apart from other companies. So, what does “Do the Right Thing” actually mean? For us, it means always putting the customer and their needs first. In this blog, we will break down how we apply this to the way we treat our customers and the way we interact with our colleagues; this value plays an imperative role in the foundation of our company’s success.

Why it Matters:

Doing the right thing is powerful for any company. It’s not just being a nice person. Yes, ACECO believes in treating others as we would like to be treated but doing the right thing goes way beyond that. It emphasizes the importance of integrity, ethics, and commitment to innovation. ACECO always aims to foster a workplace environment where everyone feels valued and supported. By practicing this, we create that environment, enabling our team to deliver exceptional service to each other and to our external customers.

Always do What is Best for the Customer:

ACECO’s commitment to always do what is right extends not only to our external clients but equally to our internal clients – our dedicated team members. We recognize that our employees are essential to the success of our organization, which is why we prioritize transparency and honesty in all our interactions. We strive to build strong connections that allow us to continue to grow and develop our community and trust. This environment we have created allows our employees to feel empowered and
appreciated for their hard work and commitment to ACECO.

We Put Our Clients First:

We understand that all our customers’ needs and perspectives are unique and require custom resolutions for each situation. Which is why we always put in the time and effort necessary to produce the best solution for them. Whether it’s refining a product, adjusting a service offering or helping a coworker with extra work, we make it our mission to do it right. Every decision we make is viewed through the lens of its impact on our clients. It’s this level of customer service that has helped ACECO build a loyal following and establish us as a trusted partner in our industry.

Speak Up

At ACECO, we are committed to communicating well and strive for open and honest conversation. We encourage our employees to speak up if they see something that doesn’t align with our company’s core values. This creates trust and opportunities for everyone to work together and hold each other accountable for their actions.

Doing it Right at American Crane

Our core values have transformed American Crane & Equipment Corporation into a community built on mutual respect, collaboration, and a shared commitment to excellence. ACECO invests heavily in research and development to consistently provide the highest quality service and technology. We maintain rigorous quality control to ensure that our products and services exceed industry standards and customer expectations. Our customers know when they work with us, they can trust us to always act in their best interests. Whether you are an employee, a customer, or a potential new hire, you can be confident that this company will always do the right thing for you. Check out our careers page to see how you can do it right at American Crane.