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         sling is in good condition.
           “The EDL is the first of it’s kind in
         the industry,” said Greg Babinchak,
         Manager of Technical Services for Lift-
         All and Chairman of the Web Sling
         and Tiedown Association’s Roundsling
         Committee. “Sling inspections are dif-
         ficult  enough  and  this  out  of  service
         tool is a welcomed and beneficial safety
         feature of our Tuff-Edge III webbing. It
         provides our customers with a visual
         guide  to help  them understand  when
         they should remove the sling from ser-
         vice due to edge damage.”
           Lift-All Co. is celebrating 55 years
         of engineering solutions for the lifting                                The 5-ton capacity ACCO explosion
         and load securement  industry whose                                     proof crane lifts bulk container bags.
         markets  include  construction,  manu-
         facturing, oil & gas, wind power and en-
         tertainment. With a team of Customer   sible without sacrificing headroom. The   critical. “Besides our standard offer-
         Service Specialists and dedicated Dis-  trolley is also single speed, offering 50   ing, this installation demonstrates our
         trict Salesmen covering North America   ft. per minute.               ability to deliver  material handling
         to provide solutions, training and as-  Jim Orme, District Sales Manager at   solutions to meet requirements of spe-
         sistance with sling inspections, you can   ACCO, explained that Class II covers   cial applications.”
         trust Lift-All to be there to help you get   combustible dusts; Group G relates to   For more information about ACCO
         the job done safely. For more informa-  grain dust; Division  I means there is   Material Handling  Solutions,  visit
         tion visit       ignitable concentrations  of  dust  pres-  their website at
                                            ent all of the time or some of the time
         ACCO Explosion Proof               under normal operation conditions.   DICA’s New Cribbing and
         Crane, Runway Extension              He added: “All hoist components for  Pad Products
           Cedar Falls, Iowa-based AFE Crane   use  in  classified  areas  are  marked  as   DICA debuted a new addition to
         has  installed  a  5-ton  capacity ACCO   such.  The hoist motor, motor brake,   the ProStack Cribbing product line
         explosion  proof crane  for  lifting  bulk   conduit  fittings,  etc.  are  all  labeled   designed  for  the  types  of  equipment
         container bags in a hazardous area at   for  Class  2,  Group  G,  Division  I.  The   used  in  the  electrical  utility  indus-
         a facility in Nebraska.            Work-Rated hoist model includes  an   try. ProStack® interlocking cribbing
           AFE, a distributor  for  ACCO Mate-  overload device as standard, as well as   blocks were on display along with a
         rial Handling Solutions LLC, a manu-  a Weston-style mechanical load brake   variety of the company’s Outrigger
         facturer of material handling products,   as a secondary means of braking.”  Pads and Crane Pads at the Inter-
         accepted  a scope of work to install a   Burns said: “We increased the speed   national  Construction  and  Utility
         replacement custom motorized under-  for the new hoist due to the long lift.   Equipment Expo (ICUEE), Oct. 1-3,
         hung  single  girder crane  and double   The installation provides high speed   in Louisville, KY.
         the length of the runway from 60 ft. to   and capacity in line with the demands   The new ProStack Cribbing product
         120 ft. The confidential site was clas-  of the facility. Radio remote controls   is a lighter weight and lower cost solu-
         sified  because  of  electrical  equipment   provide  further  safety  and  efficiency   tion that was developed with customer
         installation  in  an  atmosphere with   benefits  as  the  end  user  can  operate   input to meet the specific needs of this
         combustible dusts representing a risk   the crane and hoist at a safe distance   market. “DICA’s  new ProStack Crib-
         of fire and explosion.             from the hook.”                    bing product is a perfect fit for aerial
           The existing (ACCO) crane was built   Other notable features of the crane,   devices, digger derricks  and boom
         in 1999 and AFE, which conducts most   which  operates to Monorail  Manufac-  trucks,”  said Kris  Koberg,  CEO.  “The
         of its installations in the U.S. Upper   turers Association (MMA) Class C duty   combination  of  variable height,  inter-
         Midwest, was called upon to overhaul   cycle, include ACCO-Louden 585 style   locking  stackability and compatibility
         the lifting system, whilst conforming   end trucks with eight (8) 4.5-in. diam-       continued on next page
         to the requirements of a crane system   eter wheels, steel wheel drives and a 6
         working  in a hazardous environment,   ft. 0 in. wheelbase. Dual gimbal rod as-
         and to the tight confines of the building.   semblies, a suspension system for un-
         The runway extension was required to   der-running crane runways, completed
         allow  access  to new  machinery  in  an   the installation.
         extended work area.                  Orme said: “Dual gimbal rod assem-
           The Class II, Group G, Division   blies  allow  the  system  to  ‘float’  with
         I crane has a 14 ft. span and 17 ft. 6   an allowance for the runway to move
         in. overall patented track bridge. The   to adjust for movement in the build-
         ACCO-Wright electric  wire  rope hoist   ing versus a ‘rigid’ suspension system.
         offers 30 ft. per minute in single speed   The system offered greater capacity
         and a lift height of 66 ft. Nick Burns,   and better headroom than a single rod   DICA Outrigger Pads are proudly Made  in
         applications engineer  at AFE Crane,   alternative. It also allows for a high-  the USA, ASME B30.5 compliant and used by
         explained that this was the fastest pos-  er tread elevation when headroom is  operators in 40+ countries around the world.

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