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Crane damage: Inspect and detect 01 December, 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.
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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.
Dockside case study: AAL Shipping transports juice tanks from China to Portugal
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Dockside case study: AAL Shipping transports juice tanks from China to Portugal
Powerhoss Spmt now available in Us
Monday, October 16, 2023 In celebration of the 40-year anniversary of the TII Scheuerle self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and in cooperation with the German heavy load transport technology firm, Transport Products and Service Enterprises has announced that the six-axle PowerHoss is now available in North America.

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