Adjustable Frequency Drives for Crane Controls

Magnetek Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has introduced its new Impulse Series 4 adjustable frequency drives, which can be used as an open-loop vector or V/F crane control for traverse motions or mechanical load brake hoists. The Series 4 drives incorporate innovative new safety and control features including Load Check II, which continuously detects hoist overload […]

14/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Thern Launches Atlas II Series Power Winch

Thern Stage Equipment, Winona, Minn., has launched the Atlas II Series power winch, the latest addition to the company's line of winches and cranes designed for wastewater applications. The 2-ton load capacity is suitable for lifting mixers and pumps when installed on Thern's 5PT30 Series transportable davit crane. Once raised, the fully rotating mast and boom […]

14/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Electric-Hydraulic Scissor Lift Table

Herkules Equipment Corp., Walled Lake, Mich., has designed and manufactured an electric-hydraulic scissor lift table, with a 10,000 pound capacity, for General Electric’s Oil and Gas Division. The heavy duty lift system is designed for improving ergonomic conditions in a demanding environment. The lift is used for positioning oil pipes into a welding cell. The electric-hydraulic […]

14/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Vertical Lift Module Recovers Floorspace

Sapient Automation, Doylestown, Pa., a subsidiary of MDCI, a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems, including carousels and vertical lift modules, said its Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM) recovers up to 85 percent floor space, provides unequaled ergonomic access to the items and reduces order-picking labor by two-thirds in small parts and items […]

13/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Clark Material Handling Names Sales Manager

Lexington, Ky.-based forklift manufacturer Clark Material Handling Co. has named Corey Rogers sales manager, North America, reporting to Bo Maslanyk, vice president, sales and marketing. His responsibilities will include working closely with dealers in establishing and maintaining customer relationships. The regional sales team will report directly to Rogers. "Corey will be an excellent addition to our already […]

12/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Toyota Unveils 27-inch Battery Compartment for Lift Trucks

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. Inc. (TMHU), Irvine, Calif., has unveiled a compact 27-inch battery compartment option available on Toyota’s 8-Series 4-wheel AC electric lift trucks, in 4,000 and 5,000 pound load capacities. Suited for a range of indoor material handling needs, from food and beverage to general warehousing and distribution centers, the new option supports […]

07/09/2011 - 04:00 am

New Motor for Overhead Cranes and Hoists

Uxbridge, Mass.-based Lenze Americas, a manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, has launched the L-Force Three-Phase MF Motor design for operation with a frequency inverter, and suitable for use on overhead cranes and hoists. The motor can be up to two sizes smaller than conventional asynchronous motors with the same […]

06/09/2011 - 04:00 am

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Slings, Shackles

Effective July 8, 2011, OSHA has updated its regulations for slings for both general industry (1901.184) and construction (1926.251). According to a memo from the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals, a summary of the key changes are as follows. Click Here for the full regulation. All load capacity tables for slings have been removed from […]

02/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Alberta, Canada Minister to Speak at MCM Crane Conference

Maximum Capacity Media (MCM) is privileged to welcome the Honourable Thomas A. Lukaszuk, Minister Alberta Employment & Immigration, to the Crane & Rigging Conference (CRC) Canada, which will take place Oct. 12-13, 2011, at the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. The Alberta minister will sit on a panel on the second afternoon of the event, […]

01/09/2011 - 04:00 am

Clark Material Handling Receives Safety Award

Lexington, Ky.-based forklift manufacturer Clark Material Handling Co. has been presented with the Kentucky Governor’s Safety & Health Award for the fifth year in a row at a ceremony held at Clark’s aftermarket parts distribution center in Louisville, Ky. The Louisville facility was recognized for working over 579,000 hours without a lost time accident. These […]

01/09/2011 - 04:00 am

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