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It's very important to instruct your gantry crane operators in loading practices which can void your manufacturer's warranty for the crane. Some crane warranties are automatically voided in the case of "eccentric loading". This is a very nebulous term, (actually used in one company's online warranty information) and can mean just about anything. In cases such as these, it's best to read the manual to get the recommended loading techniques and avoid any practice that deviates from the manual's strict instructions. Other practices that can void the warranty of some gantry cranes includes side loading, excessive heat, even a lack of regular maintenance on the crane. Let the operator beware! Some warranty information is subject to the manufacturer's interpretation.