Tag: rigging

Does Having New Gear Mean It’s Perfect?

Everyone loves new stuff… who doesn’t? The real question to ask, though, is if the new stuff perfect? Well, it is new so that should mean it’s perfect. Sadly, that assumption may not be the Read More

How to Determine the Center of Gravity of Any Load

Feared by many, understood by few, the center of gravity is the single most underestimated and undervalued property of a load. Since the vast majority of all transports and lifts comprise loads with a fairly Read More

Crane and Rigging Experts to address the CRC/ICHC Conference

Crane & Rigging Hot Line and Industrial Lift & Hoist magazines announced a high impact program of industry experts who will lead discussions on crane and rigging safety, operations, and productivity at CRC/ICHC, which will Read More

May 13th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Sims Crane Add Two to Mulberry Team

LAKELAND, FL — Sims Crane & Equipment Co., based in Tampa, announces the following new hires at its Mulberry Branch. George Carr has been named Sales Representative at Mulberry. Carr was formerly with Linder Industrial Read More

Thorough Lift Planning is Key to a Successful Lift

Lift planning is an integral part of the pre-construction process. It adds another layer of safety while lowering costs and increasing the productivity of field operations. Sufficient planning and supervision are necessary in preventing crane Read More

Heavy Lifting – A Neat Transition

Scheuerle provided a mix of transport solutions to Ambau in Cuxhaven for the delivery of offshore wind turbine transition pieces. Ambau manufactures steel towers and foundation structures at Cuxhaven, at the mouth of the River Read More

NCCER/Edexcel to Create Global Construction Credential

To meet the global need for skilled workers in the construction industry, NCCER, Alachua, Fla., has formed a partnership with Edexcel, London, England, to develop an international, industry-recognized credential for construction craft professionals. As part of its Read More

ICUEE 2011 will Feature Crane and Rigging Safety Demonstrations

The 2011 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), Louisville, Ky., will feature for the first time crane and rigging safety demonstrations from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), Read More

Rigging Training Workshop – Find Center Gravity by Test Lift

With four quick lifts, raising the load only a few inches, a rigger can confirm: a) The load’s estimated weightb) The load’s approximate center-of-gravity (CG)c) The approximate load at each pick point Find the approximate Read More

The Gators Get a Lift

The sun is just coming up over Gainesville when the trailer carrying a 6,000lb hoist parks at University Avenue and NW 18th street, just a block from legendary It’s not long before the shackles are Read More

The Sims Crane Minute- Episode 1

We hope you enjoy our very first video from our new series “The Sims Crane Minute”. Twice a month we’ll bring you new episodes with the latest news on cranes, safety, training, rigging, our employees and Read More

5 Items to Consider When Installing Welded Pad Eyes

RE: Structural Connection Points for Attaching Chain Hoists (load drifting) In power plants, refineries, aboard ships, in paper mill and other industrial settings, equipment must be installed or removed to accommodate the facility’s operation. Often Read More

Delta Rigging & Tools Acquires Grizzly Wire Rope & Chain

Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc. (DR&T), Pearland, Texas, has acquired Grizzly Wire Rope & Chain, Williston, N.D. The acquisition gives DR&T a well-established location in the center of the Bakken Oil Shale region, providing strategic growth opportunities Read More

Rigging Advice: Sling Protection is Critical!

Crane and rigging accidents can generally be tracked back to a collection of events all arriving at the same place in time. Here at ITI Field Services, we have investigated the cause of eight fatalities Read More

OSHA Releases New Safety and Health Information on Rigging Hazards

OSHA issued a new Safety and Health Injury Prevention Sheet to help protect workers against hazards posed during rigging operations in shipyards. SHIPS: Rigging provides both employers and workers with real-world hazard information and solutions. Read More

May 6th, 2011 | Tags: , , , ,