Forward thinking

The electric overhead travelling crane industry, like the steel sector, must clean up its act when it comes to sustainability, says Joel Cox. Component suppliers can offer a unique and valuable perspective. They get to work in the many different sectors where the products they sell or services they provide are applied. In the morning, […]

21/11/2023 - 16:33 pm

Can you do the Robot?

There remains a place for individuals to shine, even in the new world, and especially in the lifting industry, says Joel Cox, in his final column before #GLAD2023.   Things are markedly different to when Dancing Machine was released by the Jackson 5 in 1974. The quintet made famous the robot-style dance, which they performed […]

04/07/2023 - 15:21 pm

O&M Energy

Operations and maintenance programming seems to be more important in some markets than others, which is exposed when implementing cross-industry strategy, says Joel Cox. As I spend time with stakeholders in various markets, I’m reminded of the constant need to share knowledge that drives continued improvement of industry best practices. At the time of writing, […]

28/03/2023 - 15:42 pm

Harnessing Knowledge

Is it important to keep energising and challenging a team with new learning, as a recent safety course reminded Joel Cox of the Dellner Bubenzer Group. There’s something about being suspended in a harness that focusses the mind. Only when reliant upon a safety system is true perspective really gained about how vital it is […]

22/11/2022 - 13:24 pm

Dellner’s Cox promoted to global sales director, wind

Heavy-duty brake manufacturer Dellner Bubenzer Group has promoted Joel Cox to global sales director – wind. Cox is a regular contributor to LHI’s The Insider column. Cox, previously managing director, sales, global sales director (Americas), Dellner Bubenzer USA, will manage activities related to all worldwide wind products, including hydraulic units, accumulators, cylinders, brakes, and other […]

17/08/2022 - 19:03 pm

Components for the W

Manufacturers of ancillary equipment have a big role to play at Global Lifting Awareness Day, says Joel Cox. I was at the Cleanpower show in San Antonio, Texas last month (May) when a group of young people, each with a big ‘W’ on their tops, came over to our exhibit. They were unmistakably students at […]

05/07/2022 - 15:40 pm

Braking News

More end users of overhead cranes, particularly in the steel sector, are installing emergency brakes – but it’s been a long time coming, says Joel Cox, managing director of sales for Dellner Bubenzer USA.   We recently received an order to fit emergency brakes on two 400USt capacity hot metal ladle cranes at Nucor Corporation’s […]

15/03/2022 - 16:48 pm

Reporting live from the coalface

We’re failing to properly train the next generation of crane technicians, even in heavy industrial sectors, warns Joel Cox. I was talking to a mining market manager from one of the world’s major electric overhead travelling (EOT) crane and hoist manufacturers at the recent MINExpo International, which took place 13-15 September in Las Vegas. The […]

26/10/2021 - 13:10 pm

Accelerate the brake business

Joel Cox president of Pintsch Bubenzer talks to Maria Hadlow about his passion for the industry and excitement about progressing the braking technology and the business. Joel Cox president of Pintsch Bubenzer USA could be said to have cranes in his bloodline – his grandfather was a crane operator, his father was heavily involved in […]

08/07/2021 - 09:03 am

Industry’s Lift Plan

As we raise the profile of our industry, we must continue to elevate safety standards, says Joel Cox. Last year I gave the inaugural Global Lifting Awareness Day my full support and, once again, I will join my colleagues and wider industry in raising the profile of the crane, hoist and rigging sector when #GLAD2021 […]

22/06/2021 - 14:25 pm

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