Manitowoc have released a new range of high-performance lifting (HPL) winches for Potain tower cranes, which brings new levels of speed, control and efficiency to the industry.
Ratch Australian Corporation have announced that it has raised the last of 53 turbines at its 180MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm project – 19 months after construction works first got started.
HIAB is launching its new building material crane models at the IAA exhibition in Hannover, Germany, which the company says offers the HIAB HiPro – an advanced remote-control system, as well as HIAB’s pioneering features, all to ensure safe and fast crane operation.
Australian heavy lift and logistic company Joyce Krane recently ordered an LHM 280 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr to help them their ambitions to move into the maritime sector.
CM Labs announced that they have been chosen by Manitowoc Cranes to develop and deliver a series of ground-breaking simulators that showcase Manitowoc’s intuitive new Crane Control System (CCS).
COMANSA has launched to the worldwide market the 21LC1050 – a new model high-capacity tower crane designed to work in projects in which it is necessary to lift heavy loads.
Norwegian company Kolberg Caspary Lautom AS has launched a gyro-based stabilisation device called YawSTOP, which enables rotation-free and rotation-controlled lifting and loading of shipping cargo by cranes in a bid to make handling these goods in a more efficient, reliable and safe way.
The MRT234 flat top tower crane was the first to be officially unveiled in October 2017, and the feedback from end users, according to Strictly Cranes, has been overwhelmingly positive. The second new model, which is the company’s flagship crane in the new luffing range, is the LR330 with a triangular jib.
“One really strong aspect is that only two people are needed to completely assemble the MRT234’s jib over a period of a few short hours. This crane boasts nine different jib lengths, ranging from 70m to 28m,” said Eng. Domenico Ciano, technical director at Raimondi Cranes. Read more
The investigation analysed 249 industrial overhead crane incidents that occurred over the past 10 years.
According to the study, a total of 838 Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration (OSHA) violations were committed across the 249 incidents, which caused 133 injuries and 133 fatalities.
The study found that the most common reason for overhead crane incidents were failing loads, which can happen if the load is unstable or poorly rigged. Read more
According to the Crane Inspection and Certification Bureau (CICB), approximately 80 crane-related deaths occur every year. Of all crane-related incidents 90% are due to human error, 50% results in a fatality, and 40% involve someone being struck by the crane or an object that the crane is lifting or moving.
A solution for modernising cranes is developed by PaR Systems and called EXPERTOPERATOR, which was designed to help operators by reducing load sway by 95%. PaR is a global manufacturer of advanced automation, robotic and specialty material handling solution. Read more