It’s time to get started. You’ve done your research, read the “Clamps 101” eBook and purchased CrosbyIP lifting clamps for your next material handling project. The next step is to use your lifting clamp. However, before getting out into the field and putting your new equipment to use, it’s important to make sure you have the knowledge and training required to use lifting clamps correctly and confidently with every lift.
An automotive end-user reached out to Crosby District Sales Manager and Product Trainer, Denny Davis via Crosby’s Locate a Sales Manager resource available on thecrosbygroup.com to discuss possible solutions to an issue, and some concerns with their current rigging hardware. They had been using Crosby products to assist them in an assembly line application during the manufacturing process of automotive engines and transmissions.
Topics: End User Success Stories
In a previous update, it was mentioned that a new ASME B30.30 Ropes volume of the ASME B30 Safety Standards was in the works. The new standard that includes both wire and synthetic ropes, has now passed its final hurdle of ANSI approval, and will be published in early 2019.
Tensology has used Crosby Straightpoint’s (SP) Clamp On Line Tensionmeter (COLT) to measure tension on eight .74in (19mm) diameter ropes that lift a very heavy, 50t capacity elevator at a major UK steel facility. Tensology used the COLT, which measures tension up to 11,000 lbf (lb. force) / 5,000 kgf (kg force) and up to 1 in. / 25mm diameter, to verify that each of the eight newly installed ropes were under the same tension. Any variance would have created a safety issue when the elevator was returned to work delivering materials to different levels of the steel-making factory.
A Crosby end-user, a construction company, has the lead for a new, state-of-the-art baseball stadium. The project includes; a $250 million upscale entertainment venue including a variety of restaurants, cocktail bars, and a luxury boutique hotel.
Topics: End User Success Stories
Crosby is proud to welcome David Ayling to our team. David is the former CEO of Straightpoint, now Global Business Development Director, Load Monitoring.
Have you ever needed to determine the sling length for a desired angle of loading (horizontal sling angle), but perhaps struggled with how to get the correct answer?
Topics: Danny's Rigging Den
The full story of lifting & anchor points goes well beyond:
"Today, many loads require a more sophisticated connection - one which eliminates the loss of strength when angularly loaded and also allows for easy sling alignment."
Paul DeMattie is VP of US Sales/East Region & Product Trainer for Crosby. He has worked in the lifting and rigging industry for over 15 years and joined Crosby back in 2009. He graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a master’s degree in Management from Albertus Magnus College.
Crosby Hires Alex Berti as the Managing Director, LATAM
Crosby is pleased to announce that Alex Berti has joined the Crosby team as the Managing Director, LATAM. Alex will lead the Latin America team with focus on continued revenue and margin growth. In addition, Alex will directly service the Central America & Caribbean from his base location in Florida.
Alex has extensive experience leading diverse sales teams while developing new markets and customers in the Latin America region. He has a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with distributors in Latin America and expanding market penetration throughout the region. Prior to joining Crosby, Alex was the Sales Director at Dynamic Safety in Somerset, New Jersey. Alex also served in various sales and marketing roles at Honeywell Safety Business, specifically targeting the Latin America region.
We are excited to welcome Alex to the Crosby team. Alex currently lives in Florida and previously lived in Venezuela and Uruguay. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Rhode Island.