HIAB expands its loader crane portfolio with new building material crane models

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.

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Kolberg Caspary cuts loading time with gyro-based stabilisation crane device

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.

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A trend towards heavy lifters

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

Konecranes publishes new video outlining crane safety

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

Siemens and PaR Systems help enhance crane operation safety

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