10 Crane Super Lift Ballet
Thu, 21/08/14 – 8:11 | No Comment

This single 703,000 lb (351 Tons) lift of structural steel using Twin-Path® Extra Slings with CornerMax® Pads and Shackle Pin Pads for protection, established a new record.

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AEM and OSHA Meet to Discuss Heavy Equipment Safety
Thu, 21/08/14 – 7:54 | No Comment

AEM, LogoAssociation of Equipment Manufactures  Technical and Safety Services staff met with top officials of the Directorate of Construction (DOC) of OSHA this month to discuss opportunities to improve the health and safety of those working with and around heavy equipment in agriculture, construction, forestry, and utility.

Jim Maddux, DOC director, and Michael Buchet, senior occupational health & safety specialist, Construction Standards & Guidance Office, DOC, met for several hours in Chicago with AEM staff. According to AEM, the meeting was more comprehensive than any previous AEM-OSHA meeting. Each organization’s structure, operations, and priorities were reviewed along with their experience and strengths.

Opportunities and means for AEM and its members to jointly communicate to equipment owners’ and users’ key information and practices to improve safety and health were discussed and will continue to be pursued.

Author;  Construction News: Equipment Safety

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http://www.cranehotline.com/articles/6928/aem-and-osha-meet-to-discuss-heavy-equipment-safety/

Liebherr 1000 EC-H Tower Cranes
Wed, 20/08/14 – 7:42 | No Comment
Liebherr 1000 EC-H Tower Cranes

Since its successful launch of the 1000 EC-H at the Bauma 2013 in Munich, the largest standard crane in the EC-H series has been proving its worth in prestigious projects around the world.

Crane recovers plane
Tue, 19/08/14 – 8:14 | No Comment
Crane recovers plane

A mobile crane was called in this weekend to remove an aircraft from the Links Air fleet that crash landed at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, UK.

Popular Rigging Handbook Now with Metric References
Mon, 18/08/14 – 10:41 | No Comment
Popular Rigging Handbook Now with Metric References

Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook. Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the …

What training do you need?
Thu, 14/08/14 – 7:52 | No Comment
What training do you need?

The other day I was asked “what training do you need to drive a crane?”. While this might seem a simple question with a simple answer, it is actually a good deal more challenging.

Crane Monitoring System Available
Wed, 13/08/14 – 8:39 | No Comment
Crane Monitoring System Available

Industrial Video and Control (IVC) is now offering the CZ-3041-1 crane monitoring system.

New training company
Tue, 12/08/14 – 8:08 | No Comment
New training company

A new lifting related training company, SWL Training has been established in the UK by Kevin Bennison.

Learn about multi-crane lifts
Fri, 8/08/14 – 8:26 | No Comment
Learn about multi-crane lifts

As technology has improved and cranes continue to get larger many lifts made in the past with two or more cranes are now being made with just one.

Overhead Crane Plays Role in James Webb Space Telescope Project
Thu, 7/08/14 – 8:24 | No Comment
Overhead Crane Plays Role in James Webb Space Telescope Project

Carpenter Crane Hoist worked with Midwest Cleanroom Associates to install lifting equipment that met a variety of criteria, the most notable being the design of a crane that wouldn’t contaminate the lenses on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Fassi to launch HD loader crane
Wed, 6/08/14 – 8:05 | No Comment
Fassi to launch HD loader crane

Fassi is to launch a new 80 tonne/metre heavy duty loader crane at the Lastbil industrial vehicle trade fair in Elmia, Sweden, later this month.

Top Trainer Sponsors Named
Tue, 5/08/14 – 9:10 | No Comment
Top Trainer Sponsors Named

Crane & Rigging Hot Line announces that key organizations in the crane and rigging industry have signed up to sponsor the 2014 Top Trainer program.