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David Dolph – Service Supervisor and Crane Operator Trainer
As a trainer of crane operators, I have encountered few crane operators who talk about or admit to plugging cranes. And in recent years, the practice has become less of a crane repair and safety issue, as the bridges and trolleys of many new cranes are equipped with inverter controls. These controls lessen the risk of load swing if an operator were to plug – that is, reverse the direction of a trolley or bridge to create torque that decelerates the trolley.
James Lang – General Manager, Konecranes Training Institute
Overload protection is a reliable way to elevate safety
Today’s pressure to achieve ever-increasing productivity leads to ever-expanding demands on your crane equipment. Now, more than ever, it’s important to protect your crane and your employees from dangerous overload situations.
Fred Rau - Crane Reliability Specialist & Modernization Engineer
When your company changes production or processes, you may need to consider increasing your lifting capability. Uprating the crane capacity of your existing equipment is often a cost-effective alternative to buying a new crane.
Saku Aspelin - Consultation Services Manager, APAC
Although crane design classes have different designations in different design standards, one thing remains constant: each crane and hoist has an intended Design Life, which determines the amount of work it can safely perform before its useful life is over.
A limit switch is a critical component of overhead crane safety. Limit switches are electromechanical devices that regulate everything from household appliances to industrial machinery. For an overhead crane, they provide solid, established points of reference for maintaining efficiency, reliability and safety standards.
Ben Begley, District Technical Trainer
Improved crane safety, greater productivity, more flexibility: radio controls for cranes offer crane operators all of these benefits and more across a range of applications. Not only can radio controls free operators from the confines of a cab, but from crane pendant control cables as well.
Pre-internet assets lack the connectivity of newer pieces of equipment. These legacy devices, however, still have years of remaining value if they can be linked to the cloud, enabling their data to be analyzed and revealing actionable insights that could perhaps potentially transform business. Wael Elrifai, Sr. Director of Enterprise Solutions at Pentaho, offers insights on how older systems can be made to work with current ones, and talks about the human side of machine learning.
To make the most of data, it has to be transformed into information, which then has to be transformed into intelligence. As companies seek to leverage data – whether it’s internal, external, structured, or unstructured – to improve profitability or boost operational efficiency, analytics makes it possible to gain insights on business areas that were previously out of reach. Alun Jones, Data Scientist at Konecranes, talks about how organizations can best use IoT data analytics to arrive at more impactful business decisions.