Konecranes and its Danish Lift Truck Distributor Announce Delivery of the World’s Most Powerful Reach Stacker

100treachstackerOn June 11 Konecranes’ Danish distributor of lift trucks NC Nielsen delivered a 100 metric ton (MT) capacity reach stacker to Jutlandia Terminal in Esbjerg, Denmark. The terminal is using the reach stacker to handle and transport blades and components for wind turbines.

The machine was tailored by NC Nielsen from a standard Konecranes reach stacker. These powerful machines have a nine meter wheelbase and come equipped with a lifting hook and foldable hydraulic support rolling wheels that enable the machine to cope with the extremes of a 100MT load. Most industrial applications of the 100MT reach stacker are in the wind turbine industry where one blade can weigh up to 96MT. Continue reading


Wisconsin Lifting Specialists Relies on Peerless Industrial Group for Custom Lifting Products

LargeDia4Peerless Industrial Group’s custom lifting division located in Jeannette, PA recently fabricated a large, 1-3/4” diameter, multi-leg alloy chain sling for Wisconsin Lifting Specialists.  The size of this chain sling demonstrates the ability and technical expertise that Peerless has in manufacturing, welding and heat treating large alloy chain slings and alloy components.

The sling is a type QOF welded chain slingwith an overall reach of 30’-4”.  It consists of a 4-1/2” diameter alloy steel master link assembly, 4 legs of 1-3/4” diameter alloy steel chain and (4) custom made, hand forged, alloy steel eye foundry hooks to serve as end attachments for each of the four legs of chain.  The sling’s working load limit (WLL) is 341,000 LBS at a 60 degree sling angle and the actual shipping weight totaled 5,200 LBS. Continue reading

Kits Add Speed and Convenience to Spool Packaging

New spools_cmykBadger Plug’s spool kits contain all components for assembling spools on site fast and easy – or can be ordered pre-assembled. Badger Plug’s extended line of spool kits, are ideal for many OEMs and commercial and retail resellers producing and/or packaging flexible products such as hose, cables, wire, light chain, etc. Kit components include spool cores, flanges and spool plugs. Flanges are available in corrugate, chipboard, MDF or hardboard (HDBD). Plastic or metal self-locking spool plugs secure spool ends to the core and are available for light to heavy-duty applications. Flanges come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including viewing slots, bolt holes, hand holes and barrel grooves. Other custom configurations are available.  Visit www.badgerplug.com for more information.

Caldwell Introduces Expanded Sizes of their Pipe Lifting Tong

Caldwell Pipe TongDue to high demand for larger sizes, The Caldwell Group has increased the standard available sizes of our model 108 Pipe Tong.  The new size is 1 ton capacity and has a diameter range of 15”-20”.

Ideal for handling a wide range of round objects, the Caldwell pipe tongs are available in fixed or adjustable sizes.  Sturdy construction, curved grip arms, and designed and manufactured in compliance with ASME standards, these tongs are a versatile solutions for handling pipe, round bars, and tubing. Continue reading

New Camesa Cable Helps to Clean-up, Speed-up Wireline Industry

Camesa, a WireCo WorldGroup brand, announced the launch of EcoSeal, a new environment-friendly wireline for the oil and gas industry during the 2014 Global Petroleum Show in Canada. The new cable eliminates the need for grease injection systems and allows for faster rig-up time at the wellsite. The “double-seal” technology features an inner sleeve and a specially designed outer jacket, which will reduce the need for additional equipment and provide for a cleaner jobsite.  Continue reading

Harrington Hoists, Inc. Releases AL Series (Ex) Certified Spark Resistant And Lube Free Air Hoists

AirHoist-SparkFree-6848-P1Harrington Hoists, Inc. has introduced their new AL Series air hoists which are certified spark resistant to the EU ATEX Directive which is a stringent European safety standard for spark resistant compliance in industrial hoists.

The AL series hoists are designed to be used in explosive atmospheres that require features that reduce the risk of spark to ATEX level (Ex) II 2GD c T5 IIB T100°. These hoists are also suitable for applications where a clean environment is a necessity because they can operate completely dry leaving no lubrication in the exhaust air which is a requirement in certain food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. AL Series hoists can also operate with oil, if the application permits, for longer vane life. Continue reading

Power Climber Launches New & Improved PC3 Hoist

PC3Power Climber, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces its new and improved PC3 – safer, smarter, stronger traction hoist.

With unique features and customer-inspired improvements, the new PC3 hoists are made in the USA in Power Climber’s ISO 9001:2008 certified facility and boast UL® and CUL® classification. Electrical issues are solved in less than five minutes by simply changing the motherboard, and annual service takes less than one hour, lowering the total cost of ownership. Continue reading

Miller Lifting Products Announces the Addition of One-Piece Cast Balls for Overhaul Ball Assemblies

one-piece over haul ball weightMiller Lifting Products, a Massachusetts based world leader in lifting products, announces the introduction of new solid overhaul balls. Previously, overhaul ball weights were constructed of two halves. In response to customer feedback, Miller Lifting developed this improvement. The result is the new solid one-piece overhaul ball weight.

This new design is easier to disassemble and reassemble, making maintenance easier and improving reliability.  The new design also incorporates a recessed surface feature for better protection of the all-important identification label. Continue reading

Hoists and Rigging Products Available for Harsh Offshore Environments and Applications

DNV Release Image 2Columbus McKinnon introduces new DNV Shackles and Master Sub-Assemblies to expand its product offering for the oil & gas industry 

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has expanded its line of products designed to meet the challenges of the offshore oil and gas industry to include DNV Type Approved shackles and DNV master sub-assemblies. In addition to these products, the company manufactures complete floor-to-ceiling material handling systems, including everything from overhead cranes and lifting beams to chain and rigging hardware for oil and gas applications. Continue reading


Crosby Clamp-CoTo meet the needs of larger and longer steel bridge designs, Crosby® CLAMP-CO has added a beam clamp with a 55 metric ton Working Load Limit (WLL).  The new clamp features a jaw opening for flange widths of 36” to 55” (914mm to 1397mm) , and flange thickness up to 4” (102mm).  Utilizing this larger clamp, faster and easier erection of the larger beams currently used in bridge construction applications can be achieved.  This clamp is available as special order and is made to the customer’s specifications.  Beam clamps with 5 metric ton to 35 metric ton Working Load Limits and jaw openings from 4” to 36” (102mm to 914mm) are a standard offering available today.

Crosby® can supply a custom beam clamp design form to assist in ordering and quoting beam clamp application requirements.  Contact Crosby at (800) 777-1555.

Huisman introduces the ‘Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane’ at the OTC

77599b50-cbab-11e3-834d-22000ab82dd9-largeIn order to provide reliable solutions for subsea installation in increasingly deeper water and offshore construction in severe weather conditions, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions, introduces a new patented crane type during this year’s OTC: the ‘Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane’. These new active heave compensated (AHC) cranes provide unparalleled performance by combining the benefits of a normal Rope Luffing Crane and a traditional Knuckle Boom Crane. As such it offers a high lifting height and a large capacity at outreach. The main hoist system, the patented anti-twist device, and the electric drive system really set these cranes apart from other cranes in the market. Continue reading

Konecranes offers CXT Electric Wire Rope Hoists for Overhead Cranes

CXT4 compact crane 5.0 t, Rocla, Järvenpää, Finland, industrial cranesKonecranes provides precise and customizable lifting to meet the needs of industrial plants and assembly workshops with the CXT electric wire rope hoist for overhead cranes.

CXT Electric Wire Rope Hoists from Konecranes have been designed and manufactured to meet the demands of industrial material handling environments safely and reliably. Its compact design accommodates facilities with limited headroom above the crane while maximizing the use of available floor space, and it can be custom-tailored for any lifting need up to an 80 metric ton capacity. Continue reading

AMH Introduces Self Locking Hook

AMH_LA+SLHKAll Material Handling is announcing a new “L” option for 1t to 5t MA series hand chain hoist and ¾t to 6.3t LA series lever hoist: Self Locking Hooks are also available as individual parts for update of existing hoist. Self locking hooks are designed to be closed by the load being lifted. They are easily assembled into the standard bolted hook blocks allowing complete hook inspection per ASME B30 safety code.

AMH distributors may specify top and bottom Self Locking Hooks by adding a “L” code at the end of the model number as explained in the new price list made available to them.

Hoists, equipped with the “L” option or with previously announced USA load chain “U” option, are assembled and tested at one of AMH’s US service centers. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering eBook Now Available

Program ebookIn February of 2014, Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane, rigging and lifting educational services, announced plans for a groundbreaking new program that aims to provide foundational knowledge in the discipline of rigging engineering.

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering seeks to serve engineers who come on the crane and rigging scene with backgrounds in mechanical, civil, structural or other branches of engineering, but with little to no formal education when it specifically applies to cranes and rigging activities. Continue reading

FAQs Available about Samson’s New Fiber Hoisting Rope – KZ™ 100

Samson KZ™ 100Early March at CONEXPO 2014, Samson along with Manitowoc unveiled the new KZ™ 100, the first synthetic hoist rope designed specifically for mobile cranes.

KZ™ 100 is a synthetic rope for mobile cranes made from a combination of high-performance fibers. It offers a number of benefits over the wire rope it replaces. It is 80% lighter at similar strengths and its braided, torque-neutral construction significantly reduces load spin. KZ™ 100 is durable in bend fatigue and has robust spooling capabilities.

Since  KZ™ 100’s debut, many questions have been raised and to help answer those questions, Samson has recently released a FAQ sheet on their website.  Click here to go directly  to KZ™100 Frequently Asked Questions.