The Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. (CMAA) has released Specification 79, the newly revised 2012 Crane Operator’s Manual. This 32-page manual was prepared by the Engineering Committee of CMAA as a replacement of the original Crane Manufacturer’s Operation and Maintenance Manual with the intent to provide additional information for the operation of overhead and gantry cranes. Continue reading
Harrington Hoists, Inc. announced that it has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification on August 8, 2011. The intention of seeking this certification is to improve business performance by implementing processes that will ensure the company meets or exceeds customer needs. Continue reading
Demag will be showcasing its lines of overhead cranes, wire rope hoists, electric chain hoists, workstation cranes, Gottwald port cranes and crane service capabilities at ProMat 2011 in booth #622. The company will be introducing an addition to its popular KBK workstation crane construction kits Continue reading
EMH, Inc., a Valley City, OH manufacturer of overhead cranes and components, has expanded its line of engineered wire rope hoists to allow the user to choose the most economical hoist with optimal performance for a specific application. Continue reading
Fluid Defense Systems is pleased to introduce the GREASE SAFE® Wire Rope Lubricator. The fast, effective and safe way of lubricating wire ropes for longer life and safer operation.
Friction and corrosion work together to shorten the effective life of wire rope exposing workers to unsafe environments and organizations to expensive equipment replacement exercises. Continue reading
Konecranes has acquired service company Bouyer Manutention (BM) based in Tours, France. BM has 38 employees and net sales of approximately €5m (2009). BM will be consolidated into Konecranes’ books in Q3 2010. The value of the acquisition is not disclosed. Continue reading
A company known for its relentless development and innovation, for over 143 years creativity has been the watchword for Harrington Hoists, Inc. Born from the bold vision of its founder, the company continues to be a success story despite economic ups and downs and the changing fortunes of the industry.
Harrington Hoists, Inc. is a Kito Group Company with divisions in Manheim, PA and Corona, CA. They are a leading supplier of electric and air powered chain hoists as well as electric wire rope hoists, lever hoists, manual chain hoists, push/geared trolleys, overhead cranes and crane components, but that’s just the nuts and bolts of this diverse company.
One of the oldest, most well established hoist and crane suppliers in the country; Harrington owes its success to an abiding passion for improving the design and production of its hoist and crane products. This is the same passion that has placed Harrington at the forefront of the industry from its founding until today.
Starting his own tool company at the ripe old age of 29, Edwin Harrington was a machinist who’d apprenticed in a number of shops before setting out on his own. Having learned invaluable lessons about hard work and consistent effort plying his trade, Harrington’s gamble quickly paid off.
As his company began to prosper, Harrington relocated to the industrial market of Philadelphia, PA. By 1867, the former machinist was already demonstrating the dynamism and progressive thinking that continues to shape the company’s vision today. Abandoning tool manufacturing in order to focus strictly on the hoist market, Harrington succeeded in a very tough business climate, establishing his company as one of the industry’s major players. Continue reading