Samson is pleased to announce the debut of Manitowoc Cranes’ Grove RT770E rough-terrain crane utilizing Samson’s KZ™100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes today at CONEXPO 2014. KZ™100 and the RT770E can be found at Manitowoc’s Gold Lot Booth 2137.
KZ™100 is a product of joint application development between Samson and Manitowoc, supported by fiber supplier DSM Dyneema®, and ushers Samson into the crane industry. Continue reading
Lampson was searching for a company sharing the same values of integrity and quality to construct their next generation of hoists for their new mega crane LTL-3000 Transi-Lift: Comer Industries’ products for this application were selected from a wide portfolio of laboratory and field proven winch drives. A number of various winches with different drum diameter and pulling torque have been equipped with Comer IndustriesPGRF-25004 and PGRF-6503 drives, allowing Lampson engineers a comfortable level of flexibility in their machine design. Continue reading
Materials handling and lifting equipment specialists J D Neuhaus have launched a mobile version of their website designed specifically for smartphones. With mobile phone users currently making-up an estimated 15% of global internet traffic, it is becoming ever more important to have a website that looks good and functions correctly when viewed on mobile devices. Continue reading
Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently sold 900 ft of SpiderLineTM temporary horizontal lifeline system to provide complete fall protection for leading edge work at the Arcellor Mittal steel mill in Burns Harbor, Indiana. Continue reading
Straightpoint recently assisted in critical lifts at the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. This past summer, heading up the project for Georgia Power, CB&I successfully utilized a group of Straightpoint Radiolink Plus loadcell dynamometers. These Radiolink Tension Loadcells are used in conjunction with Straightpoint’s Multiple Wireless Loadcell Controller software (SW-MWLC). This software allows the simultaneous control, display and data logging of up to 24 Straightpoint Wireless Loadcells from a single Windows PC. Continue reading
Crosby® is pleased to introduce the new Crosby Locking Thimble System featuring the new G-414SL Locking Thimble. Shackles are sometimes substituted with inferior or improperly sized shackles in the field, compromising the integrity of a wire rope sling assembly. To avoid this, Crosby has created the new G-414SL Locking Thimble System, utilizing a thimble designed with a lock mechanism which prohibits removal of shackle when properly applied. Continue reading
The new locks contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A. (GUPC) accepted Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) repeated request and agreed to restart on Thursday, February 20 the construction of the Third Set of Locks project. Continue reading
As a completion of the re-design project for their Profi range of air operated hoists, the J D Neuhaus company have now launched their new, innovative Profi 75 TI and Profi 100 TI hoists, offering SWL capacities of 75 and 100 metric tons respectively. Existing products in the Profi range cover lift capacities from 550lbs up to a full 60 metric tons, ideally suited to engineering environments. Continue reading
J. Keith Anderson, Chief Rigging Engineer for Bechtel, offers his contribution to the rigging and hoisting industry with a dynamic, educational title: Rigging Engineering Basics. A comprehensive “bible” for rigging engineers, lift planners, advanced riggers, field engineers, site supervisors, and the like, Rigging Engineering Basics is an essential reference guide for all personnel involved in rigging and lift planning activities. Continue reading
Lift Systems, Inc., headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, is a world leader for hydraulic gantry systems, mobile pick and carry machines, crawler mounted transporters, custom cylinders, and many other types of specialized equipment for the rigging industry among others. Recently, the Quad City Times featured an article on the company, citing high-profile projects such as participation in the move of the space shuttle Atlantis, and securing/lifting the Liberty Bell, to name a few. Lift Systems VP of Sales & Marketing, Brian Wagner, noted that the company has sold equipment in more than 49 countries across the globe in six continents. Continue reading
OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years was finally made official on Feb. 7, 2014, when it was published in the Federal Register. The industry has until March 12, 2014 to comment on the rulemaking. Until a decision is reached, the current compliance date remains in effect for Nov. 10, 2014.
Crane Institute Certification (CIC) encourages industry stakeholders to review the proposed rule and to submit comments. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking can be found here. Continue reading
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Wire Rope workgroup has held three Wire Rope Workshops, the fourth in the series ‘Optimum System Design for High Value Subsea Construction Ropes’ will be held 18 March 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Amsterdam Airport.
“Our bi-annual Wire Rope Workshops are proving extremely relevant and interesting. Over 90 attended the last one in Amsterdam in October which focused on the lubrication of high value subsea construction ropes; others have looked at high value wire rope issues, and at non-destructive testing” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler.
“The March event will embrace the operators’ view of current and future system requirements; the system designer’s approach for wire rope interaction (storage, routing, winches, sheaves and active heave systems); rope qualification methods for specific systems; fully integrated monitoring systems and interaction with rope system; and multi-fail and parallel winch systems in deep water. Continue reading
Efficient lifting and handling was assured at Illovo Sugar’s new 51,000 square meter warehouse thanks to six cranes featuring advanced hoists from Street Crane Company in the UK. The cranes were installed by Street’s South African partner, GM Technical Services (GMTS), for the major sugar supplier which supplies numerous southern states of the continent and international markets. Continue reading
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) demanded as of February 5, 2014, that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the consortium in charge of the construction of the third set of locks, resume work on the project as required by the contract. GUPC is formed by the companies Sacyr Vallehermoso, S.A (Spain), Impregilo, S.p.A. (Italy), Jan de Nul Group (Belgium) and Constructora Urbana, S.A. (CUSA) (Panama). Continue reading
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a proposed rule to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in requirement that employers ensure that their operators are qualified to operate the equipment. Continue reading