CMAA

  Kyle asks the following question about load testing: A  company I work with conducts a special lift twice a year where they lift 100,000 lbs. with a 50 Ton crane.  Are there any special requirements as far as load testing, inspections or OSHA requirements that need to be considered when doing this lift?  If […]

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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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              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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  A customer calls in and asks, “Why must I have double shoe collectors on my crane? The National Electric Code (NEC) does not call for it.” Larry answers: CMAA Specifications 70 and 74 require double shoe collectors when variable frequency control (vfc) is used in any motion of a crane. Article 610 of the […]

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