J D Neuhaus (JDN) has further enhanced their remote control capabilities. This innovation will bring exceptional ease-of-use and convenience to users across all industries. Three remote control models are now available, RC-X, RC S and RC-SP, each comprising of a transmitter and receiver and all can either be integrated in existing JDN solutions or directly combined with a new JDN hoist.
Lifting & Material Handling News
Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (or KCM) of Tokyo, Japan, one of Japan's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, and The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW), a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions, will not renew their OEM supply agreement, under which KCM supplies Manitowoc-branded lattice-boom crawler crane models with lift capacities under U.S. 150 tons to the worldwide Manitowoc distribution network, and Manitowoc supplies Kobelco -branded all-terrain crane models for marketing in Japan. The global alliance began in November 2003 and will end on November 9th, 2018. KCM will continue to support Manitowoc and its customers, and Manitowoc will continue to support KCM and its customers, with service parts for a period of ten (10) years.
Forklift fork design and construction has developed immensely over the last 100 years. However, the most common fork damage occurs at the heel of the fork. "While we continue to develop and improve the design of our forks to increase durability, the fork heel still remains the most susceptible to breakage," says Terry Melvin, CEO of Arrow Material Handling Products. "We believe the Fork Shield is the answer. By administering fork shields across an entire fleet, companies should expect a significant increase in the lifespan of their forks."
Constantino Lannes, President of SENNEBOGEN LLC, introduced the new 850 E Series purpose-built material handler at this year's 2018 ISRI convention in April. The new 850 E model features a Tier 4f compliant Cummins engine, and continues SENNEBOGEN's focus on simplicity and dependability, achieving exceptional performance through intelligent hydraulic design without complex electronics.
Merlo says that their investment in their new modular range of telehandlers is the most important and the biggest change ever made to their product offering. This project cost more than 250 million euros, more than the usual 8.8 percent annually spent on R & D, and will increase total production by 27 percent to meet global demand.
Genie protective solutions continue to evolve. Highlighting a new generation in innovative solutions, a prototype of the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for Genie GS slab scissor lifts and Genie GR, GRC and QS vertical masts will be shown to customers in North America during the OSHA National Safety-Stand Down, May 7–11. This system is an electronic secondary guarding solution designed to activate when an obstruction makes contact with an activation whisker mounted to the lift's platform guardrails, alerting operators, occupants and ground personnel to a potential hazard. The prototype will also be shown to Genie customers during Vertikal Days in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, May 16–17, and at HIRE18 in Brisbane, Australia, May 30–31.
Mariano Moritsch, Managing Director and founder of Recom Moritsch, made his return to Toronto last week to meet with forming contractors and other industry leaders in the Greater Toronto Area. Moritsch first visited Toronto back in 1989 on his first business trip representing the tower crane company his late father, Ferruccio, founded back in 1962.
CM Labs Simulations announced the release of the all-new Luffing Tower Crane (LTC) Training Pack, the first simulation-based LTC training platform on the market. Immediately available for deployment across the full catalog of Vortex Construction Equipment Simulators, the LTC Training Pack is CM Labs' most feature-rich crane simulation to date.
The Special Projects Group (SPG), a division of Canadian-owned AGF Access Group, Inc., has been selected by Andritz Hydro as a key subcontractor for construction of the Muskrat Falls generation facility in Newfoundland and Labrador. Once constructed, it will be the second largest hydroelectric generating facility in Atlantic Canada. The Muskrat Falls project will produce 824-megawatts of long term clean, renewable energy.