The Industrial Internet-of-things technology helps turn crane braking systems into smart devices. Altra Motion’s Christian Klein and Rex Sinclair explain how the performance of Ship to Shore (STS) and container handling Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes can benefit from the cloud.
The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) Awards of Excellence 2021 are recognised as the leading award event for the European crane and heavy-lift industry.
Improving safety in crane operations is a constant goal for the industry. The development of a wireless load controlling system demonstrates it is possible to eliminate personnel from being in close proximity to a suspended load.
Lifting terminology in the crane industry can be confusing. Some are clearly defined in Australian Standards with others derived from industry colloquialisms. The Crane Industry Council of Australia’s Technical Committee examines these variations in this issue’s CICA Tech Corner. Read more
Illinois crane specialists take top honours in 3D lift plan of the year contest.
The new Demag AC 450-7 is as compact as a six-axle crane but with significantly better performance. Setting new standards on seven axles – certainly not a humble goal for the engineers at Tadano Demag but the crane manufacturer from Zweibrücken now offers a new seven-axle machine that makes a compelling case with a series of forward-looking solutions and impressive technical specifications.
David W Solomon, executive officer safety and risk Master Builders Association NSW and board member for The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) examines the issues related to Lost Time Injuries (LTI) and how this is impacting businesses and the construction sector in general.
United Safety were responsible for the installation of the fire suppression system which features in the new Zoomlion 150t all terrain, delivered to the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project at the end of last year.
Manitowoc introduces state-of-the-art driver’s cab “cab2020” on Grove three-axle all terrain cranes.
Dave Lewis, from Lewis Engineering really understands the Humma articulated pick and carry crane. 10 years ago he helped with the development of his own Humma 35 Mk1 and as a result of its performance he has just taken delivery of a Humma 25 Mk2.