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The distant tower
Azvi is using a Potain MCT 88, controlled remotely, in a project to restore the Žeželj Bridge, which spans the Danube River and connects a key stretch of international railway.
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Stay in control
Paola De Pascali reviews recent development in remote controls for use in construction crane applications.
LiftPlanner is a crane program that allows users to create detailed, accurate plans. Sotiris Kanaris finds out more about the software and how it was used to repair a hangar roof in Tustin, California.
Stick to the plan
Software has become a vital tool in detailed crane-job planning. Michael Kölsch, founder and CEO of craniMAX, tells Sotiris Kanaris about the advantages that software can bring to the industry.
Plan online without CAD
A1A Software developed 3D Lift Plan in collaboration with Link-Belt in 2007. Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software, tells Sotiris Kanaris that both companies wanted a program that was online and 3D. It is now available for use with a full range of cranes from different manufacturers, and has been adapted for use on iOS and Android devices.
Test of strength
Ensuring that crane ropes and rigging products meet local, international and corporate standards is a vital activity for manufacturers and suppliers. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
GTKs flock to China
Chinese energy specialist CPIE is putting a fl eet of six of Grove’s unique GTK telescopic tower all terrains to work on wind-turbine jobs. China Power Equipment Installation Engineering (CPIE) has been using its Grove GTK1100 cranes to install wind turbines of up to 3MW in China.
Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville will present its trailer range – designed specifically for the North American market – at ConExpo stand G1326.
Keep both feet on the ground
Nelson Manufacturing Company will launch the new ‘boots-on-the-ground’ version of its boom launch trailer at ConExpo in the Gold Lot, stand G2626.
WireCo World Group will exhibit several products such as the brand-new synthetic hoist rope Lanko Lift S at ConExpo, stand G73012. The bright yellow rope, made by Lankhorst Ropes, consists of 12 braided outer strands made of high-tech material Dyneema.
Reduce downtime for rope repairs
Alps Wire Rope Corporation will showcase Petersen’s solutions for crane-cable repairs, which allow assembly on site, at stand G73125