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How to pick a crane remote control 07 December, 2023
Brian Cook, senior product manager, Conductix-Wampfler USA, discusses how to pick the best crane remote for your business.
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Below the hook: Sheet Lifters
Tuesday, December 05, 2023 There are special below-the-hook products for lifting sheet, and the most common electrical version is not the only option, says Jay Strong, applications specialist, at The Caldwell Group.
Crane damage: Inspect and detect
Friday, December 01, 2023 Mukulesh Debnath, vice president (structural) at India’s Texmaco Rail & Engineering, pinpoints the spots on a crane where damage is most likely to occur.
Overhead crane knowledge – Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer, CP&A
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Working for a company that offers a wide variety of services, including procurement, specification, design, manufacturing review, modification and accident investigation, I hear a lot about machinery alignment. But it isn’t always widely understood in the crane industry.
LEEA column: The life of a crane
Monday, November 27, 2023 Understanding of the Design Working Period is crucial if age-related crane failures are to be avoided, writes Ben Dobbs, head of technical services at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.
Overhead crane knowledge – Brian Stephens, president, MMA
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 Monorail Manufacturers Association president Brian Stephens introduces the organisation.
Overhead crane knowledge – John Paxton, CEO of MHI
Thursday, November 16, 2023 John Paxton, CEO of MHI, says digital trends will push overhead lifting to greater heights.
Editor's Comment: A gold sustainability rating for Konecranes
Monday, November 13, 2023 Konecranes’ sustainability work has been rewarded with a Gold rating for a third straight year from EcoVadis, a business sustainability rating agency. Konecranes’ actions, policies and reporting put it in the top 4% of all rated companies globally, and in the top 1% of its general-purpose machinery peers. Its total score improved versus 2022.
Below The Hook: Modular spreader beams
Friday, October 27, 2023 There is a growing trend for modular spreader beams, driven by a number of factors, writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group.
Checking for kinks in wire rope slings
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Dave Tucker, senior training specialist, and Dave Thomson, training manager, at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, explain why attention needs to be paid to kinks during inspections of wire rope slings.
Dockside expertise: Seismic upgrade
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer at CP&A, describes how the company’s Base Anti-Seismic Isolation System is added to cranes.

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