GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Industrial Cranes. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
18 answers
Answers:
Improved monitoring systems to reduce crane related accidents and misuse of equipment. Improved controls allowing more manually monitored auto-pilot moves that are most frequently made. Programming much like 3 or 4-axis machines. This is done in plating and other operations, but should be more affordable as equipment becomes better at capturing knowledge.
~Faculty/Staff, Memphis, TN
Simplification of crane systems is important to us - we operate in numerous third world locations where service for this equipment is limited. However, in saying this high tech, high reliability is also a plus point that we would be attracted too.
~Other, Dampier, Australia
Variable speed option for hoist,ct,lt,it should not be main & creep speed but main speed 100% variable from 80To 120%
~Prashant JOSHI, MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS, NAGPUR, India
For raw cotton bale - at least 4 bale should stack at a time by any design crane or ...
~Purchasing, Chittagong, Bangladesh
A) Proper structural design related to safety and durability
~Ravjeet, Manufacturing, FARIDABAD, India
Self test program on component wear and process faults.
~Bob M, Construction Co-ordinator, Maitland, NSW Australia
Continue making trouble shooting more user friendly.
~Buddy S, Technical Support, Sherman, TX
Wirelesss controll and supply systems,carbonfibre
~Cliff Meakin, Manufacturer, Lincoln, Uk
Using a light material instead of chain or rope
~Erman K, Engineer, Istanbul, Turkey
Anti- collision devices to become standard
~Lou C, Journeymen Hoist and Crane Inspector/ Technician, Tecumseh, KS
Funcionability Handling safety
~Sandro Chavez, Engineer, El Paso, TX
Wireless remote control
~Engineering, Consulting, Hornsby, Australia
Economical price cranes
~Kavita M, Marketing/Sales, Panvel, India
Faster crane rigging
~Anees Syed, Engineer, Ahmadi, Kuwait
Energy saving system
~J.G Kim, Director, Changwon, Korea
Pedestal crane
~Maliq Ridwane, Mechanical Superintendent, Jakarta, Indonesia
Good quality
~Cuevas Ricardo Guillermo, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ergonomy
~Oscar Salazar, Ceo od logimaq ltda, Medellin, Colombia

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of industrial cranes?
15 answers
Answers:
Crane is not suitable for ALL tasks required. Crane is used above design capacities. Crane is upgraded or attachments fitted not compatible to crane design. Crane design is to restrictive to future upgrade requirements. Spares need to be ready available and cost efficient.
~Bob M, Construction Co-ordinator, Maitland, NSW Australia
Check with previous installations, be very careful buying lifting equipment from general suppliers such as lift truck salesmen or dealers unless they are partnered with a proven technically capable professional.
~Faculty/Staff, Memphis, TN
Do not select a crane and hoisting system that just meets the immediate lifting needs. Always think of the future and the fact that you may need to lift something heavier than originally thought.
~Rick S., Overhead crane and hoist service technician., Richmond, Henrico
Select class of duty from related standard as per your requirement based on number of operations per hour.
~Anokh Singh A, Project Manager, Punjab, India
Never purchase a 110VAC single phase hoist for use in any production environment. It simply will not last.
~Anson M, Marketing/Sales, Marana, AZ
To calculate required lift height, additional space for lifting wire and lug shall be considered.
~J.G Kim, Director, Changwon, Korea
If you are selecting for load X ,always select 1.25X SWL Crane for more facor of safety.
~Prashant JOSHI, MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT ENGINEERS & CONSULTANTS, NAGPUR, India
Stablish Procedures for crane's evaluation and installation prior to his adquisition
~Sandro Chavez, Engineer, El Paso, TX
Plan for the future, what you need to today may not what you need next year.
~Lou C, Journeymen Hoist and Crane Inspector/ Technician, Tecumseh, KS
Provisional study should be made before selecting a particular crane
~Anees Syed, Engineer, Ahmadi, Kuwait
Don't be afraid to spend money, buy everything you may ever need.
~Buddy S, Technical Support, Sherman, TX
A) Check load capacity and sefety load carrying
~Ravjeet, Manufacturing, FARIDABAD, India
Study usage of crane in project first
~Kavita M, Marketing/Sales, Panvel, India
Accurately analyze the crane service
~Cuevas Ricardo Guillermo, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Take advice
~Cliff Meakin, Manufacturer, Lincoln, Uk

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