ASME

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard, B30.11 has another chapter.   Revised in 2010, the most apparent change is the addition of Chapter 11 – 4, “Maintenance Training and Maintenance.”   B30.11-4.1 states, “Maintenance training shall be provided to promote proficient adjustments, repairs, and replacements on crane and monorail systems….” This added chapter includes requirements […]

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MCM Events welcomes another speaker at the jointly held Crane & Rigging Conference and Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference at the Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites New Orleans-Convention Center, New Orleans, La. The conferences will take place May 23-24, 2012. Tom Reardon, Training Manager, Hoists and Cranes, for Columbus McKinnon Corporation, will provide an overview […]

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This photo and explanation have been provided by our guest blogger, Lou Collobert, from Independent Electric. Lou is a CMCO Certified Hoist Repair Technician.  Thank you everyone for your comments!  Here is the answer to our challenge question: The trolley or carrier has been modified to accommodate the hoist’s suspension hook. This is an alteration of the Original […]

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You can put your ideas in the comments or check in on Friday for the answer!

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Gene writes:  “I am not seeing eye to eye with my customer on a bridge crane alarm issue. His claim is that the warning device must be an alarm (sound) and that it should be continuously on when the bridge is traveling.  The standard he is referencing is ANSI B30.2 (1967) with the claim that […]

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              The Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP) recently held its annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The ACRP is a nonprofit association whose mission is dedicated to improving crane operations and rigging activities in all industries. This is accomplished through educational opportunities to its members and the public. Many […]

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I recently attended the spring meeting of the WSTDA, (Web Sling Tie Down Association) in Fort Myers, FL. The meeting was comprised of web sling & tie down manufacturers, distributors & end users, a typical cross-section of its membership. Here are some of the highlights: WSTDA Performs its Own Testing One of the interesting things […]

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Below are a few updates to ASME standards that we thought you might find helpful: On Jan 18, 2011, ASME B30.9-2010  Slings became available for the public to purchase.  The latest revision covers  safe care along with the use and inspection of alloy chains, synthetic slings, wire rope and metal mesh slings.   Past and current […]

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While conducting our overhead lifting safety training it never fails that we get a comment to the effect of, “We’ve been doing it this way for over twenty years. We never had an accident.  And, now you are telling me it’s wrong?” Just because you have been lifting a certain way for the past twenty […]

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The opening session for the Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference, to be held May 26-27, 2010, in Houston, Texas is sure to set the tone for the rest of event. Peter Cooke, Corporate Trainer for Columbus McKinnon, will start off the education sessions by sharing insight on OSHA and ANSI safety topics as they pertain to […]

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