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                                                                                     POC 3500-94
                                                                                     3 /2" capacity, power-operated
                                                                                      1
                                                                                     Cuts 3 /2" wire rope in 40 seconds!
                                                                                         1
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                        1
                                                                                     Also available in 2 /2", 1 /4", 1 /8"
                                                                                                1
                  Model 1                                                                    POC 2500-80
                  3 /4" capacity                                                             2 /2" capacity,
                                                                                             1
                                                                                             power operated
                                                   Model 1A
                                                   1 /16" capacity                             C-1750
                                                    1
                                                                                                3
                                                                                               1 /4" capacity
                         Model 2                                 POC 1125-80
                                                                  1
                          1
                         1 /2" capacity                          1 /8" capacity, power-operated




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         across  seven  crane  models.  With  doz-  LEEA provide an opportunity for an-  organizations conducting  load han-
         ens of organizations such  as Bechtel,   other organization to be recognized for   dling  activities.  ITI solutions  include
         Mammoet and General Electric count-  the efforts they are making to improve   instructor-led  training  services,  VR
         ed among its community of subscrib-  the industry.                    simulations,  online learning and mo-
         ers, ITI VR is one of the fastest grow-  “I would encourage companies tack-  bile applications. In March 2019 ITI set
         ing crane simulation solutions in the   ling our industry’s challenges in new,   up an office in Birmingham, UK  – its
         world.  “We  were  honoured  to win  the   and value-creating ways, to invest   first office in Europe.
         award last year and glad that LEEA   in  the  innovation  award process  and   The ITI VR Crane Simulation Li-
         has a category highlighting innovative   showcase this year at LiftEx.”  brary was officially launched in March
         solutions for the lifting industry,” says   For over 30 years ITI has provided   2017, at CONEXPO in Las Vegas.
         Lanham. “This year, we wanted to help   workforce  development solutions  for   “We had looked at traditional simu-
                                                                               lators but hadn’t found one we really
                                                                               wanted to use ourselves. So we part-
                                                                               nered with Serious Labs to develop
                                                                               a solution with the VR technology
                                                                               available now.”
                                                                                 The result is a VR headset that fully
                                                                               immerses the user into a crane cab, al-
                                                                               lowing them to run through a myriad
                                                                               of training scenarios  – from a novice
                                                                               operator to complex situations.
                                                                                 “The goal is to provide our  custom-
                                                                               ers with an option to help train their
                                                                               newer operators, provide their existing
                                                                               operators additional ‘seat time’ – which
                                                                               can be very expensive in a regular
                                                                               crane  as  well  as  taking  it  out  of  pro-
                                                                               duction – and to offer an assessment
                                                                               tool,” concludes  Lanham, adding that
                                                                               VR also gives a risk-free, safer means
                                                                               of training. “If an operator messes up
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