Description   Lifting and rigging attachments are used on a crane or hoist between the hook and the item to be lifted. Lifting and rigging attachments must be properly configured for the weight of the load, the type of crane or hoist, and the type of chain, rope, or hook being used to lift the load.                Image Credits: ANVER Corporation | Konecranes, Inc. | DME Company | Industrial Magnetics, Inc....
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Q & A on Lifting and Rigging Attachments

We asked our users for their input on Lifting and Rigging Attachments. Here are the results of 59 users familiar with Lifting and Rigging Attachments.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing lifting and rigging attachment design?
10 answers
Answers:
Lifting magnets have made a large impact on people who lift ferrous metals. Specifically, when used properly they are faster, safer, and easier to use. You don' t have to lift the stock to slip a sling under it. You just center the lifting magnet on the stock, attach your hoist, turn on the magnet (lever activated) and you are ready to lift. No danger to fingers & toes.
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN
Materials being looked at for making them out of greater strength with less weight.
~Mark D, Engineer, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Use of high performance fiber slings and engineered softeners.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
Hybrid and electrical machines, automated machines
~General Corporate Mgmt, PORT ST LOUIS, France
Manhole hooks or easier way of lifting manholes.
~Tom S, Safety Coordinator/Purchasing, Kalamazoo, MI
Improved Nylon Slings and lifting chains
~Engineering, Other, Coffeyville, KS
Spreader beams, lifting lugs
~Engineering, Other, Perth, Australia
Heave comp cranes
~Other, Arendal, Norway
lifting devices
~DODY SOEKIDI, Health, Safty and Environment Dept., DURI, INDONESIA
New materials
~James G, Senior on site instructor, Edinburgh, Scotland

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative lifting and rigging attachments?
6 answers
Answers:
I and I sling, Mazzella, Lift-It and Lift-All. Of course Crosby has been the standard that the world uses when comparing quality.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
I would hope that all would be doing their share to stay in business.
~Tom S, Safety Coordinator/Purchasing, Kalamazoo, MI
Companies that improve the safety of lifting & rigging equipment.
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN
Bridge building companies
~Jacob Pieter Van H, Project Manager, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Various at this time.
~Mark D, Engineer, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Juli Group China
~Denny Lam, General Management, Boading, China

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used lifting and rigging attachments for?
15 answers
Answers:
In people rescue as a firefighter. I have worked in steel manufacture so moving large pieces of steel that are hot. I have worked in the construction industry where I have had to move some very complex items out of service as well as fitted new pieces of equipment that can't be damaged under get stress of movement.
~Mark D, Engineer, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
They are a significant part of my work. Using grabs to move jersey barriers, manbaskets to lift personnel, handling sea-land containers, up-righting vessels, moving motors and pumps.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
Transporting bar stock, flat stock, tube stock, workpieces, finished parts, engine blocks, molds, from dock and warehouse to machining center / processing machine.
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN
Heavy lifting offshore modules and shipbuilding yards ship section lifting. Lifting bridges.
~Jacob Pieter Van H, Project Manager, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Turning moldings lifting crackers building construction training and testing
~James G, Senior on site instructor, Edinburgh, Scotland
Moving Boilers, transformers, machine moving,oil and gas work, and refinery work
~Engineering, Other, Coffeyville, KS
Sprwader beams, 80T Schackles, 2 crane lifts, wire rope, soft slings, chains
~Engineering, Other, Perth, Australia
Cargo securement Lifting cdhains for construction MIOSHA training
~Tom S, Safety Coordinator/Purchasing, Kalamazoo, MI
Overhead lifting, demolition, steel erection
~Engineering, Consulting, Whitesboro, NY
Offshore equipment handling, Cargo vessels.
~Other, Arendal, Norway
Indef electric hoists up to two tons
~Alexander P, Project Manager, Sunnyvale, India
Manual and powered hoisting systems
~Other, Arquata scrivia, Italy
PORT HANDLING BIZ
~General Corporate Mgmt, PORT ST LOUIS, France
References
~Denny Lam, General Management, Boading, China
working
~DODY SOEKIDI, Health, Safty and Environment Dept., DURI, INDONESIA

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that lifting and rigging attachments have been used for.
2 answers
Answers:
Under water lifting of old ships and platforms.
~Jacob Pieter Van H, Project Manager, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Underwater retrieval of ferrous objects.
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of lifting and rigging attachments?
7 answers
Answers:
I see articles all the time. The industry kills about one person a week. Those responsible for planning and executing a lift need to consider the basic physics of all the equipment, the load, the weather, the rigging and the knowledge of the rigger, operators and signal persons.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
Contaminated slings are dangerous. Manufacturers keep the cost of web slings low, so don't risk using a contaminated sling.
~Mark D, Engineer, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
The railing was not having sufficient depth and the hoist could not move.
~Alexander P, Project Manager, Sunnyvale, India
Not using the proper safety factors.
~Jacob Pieter Van H, Project Manager, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Boom broken, sling broken etc.
~DODY SOEKIDI, Health, Safty and Environment Dept., DURI, INDONESIA
No but some near ones.
~James G, Senior on site instructor, Edinburgh, Scotland
Not personally
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
8 answers
Answers:
Unsure of the question intent. Assuming this is a feature you are considering adding. I would like to see inspection techniques, how to properly use rigging and success stories. The ASME standards provide guidance but everyone has interpretations of what the standards mean.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
Any easy way and application to move manholes around. A four legged can turn only so far.
~Tom S, Safety Coordinator/Purchasing, Kalamazoo, MI
New type of attachments for weird lifts.
~James G, Senior on site instructor, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stronger and lighter slings
~Jacob Pieter Van H, Project Manager, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Domestic production
~Engineering, Consulting, Whitesboro, NY
Magnetic lifting
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN
Functional ease
~Alexander P, Project Manager, Sunnyvale, India
automation
~General Corporate Mgmt, PORT ST LOUIS, France

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using lifting and rigging attachments?
6 answers
Answers:
Buy quality and allow for some margin when deciding on the capacity. After all if a rigging task goes bad someone may not get to go home anymore and equipment was damaged.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
Don't buy oversized lifting equipment thinking it will give you a bigger range, look at what you lift and assess it properly.
~Mark D, Engineer, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
If you lift ferrous metals look into lifting magnets.
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN
Buy from the authorized dealer only.
~Alexander P, Project Manager, Sunnyvale, India
Knowledge of lifting procedure
~James G, Senior on site instructor, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stay with the standards.
~Tom S, Safety Coordinator/Purchasing, Kalamazoo, MI

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of lifting and rigging attachments?
5 answers
Answers:
When looking at capacities of equipment, take the time to understand how it will be used. Eyebolts are cheap but they must be positioned correctly on the load or they are unsafe to use.
~Don G., Supervisor Maintenance, Mid-eastern, KS
Make sure you properly calculate the load and other factors that affect.
~Chris D, Marketing/Sales, Indianapolis, IN
Always over estimate the load you are handling.
~James G, Senior on site instructor, Edinburgh, Scotland
Don't use rigging chains for lifting.
~Tom S, Safety Coordinator/Purchasing, Kalamazoo, MI
Design specific devices to lift.
~DODY SOEKIDI, Health, Safty and Environment Dept., DURI, INDONESIA


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