DALLAS -- The Crosby Group (“Crosby”), a leading global provider of lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gunnebo Industrier Holding AB from Segulah, a Nordic private equity firm, and that all closing conditions have been satisfied. Gunnebo Industries is a global leader in innovating, developing, manufacturing and selling products for material handling and other related applications.
The Crosby Group LLC, the largest lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware company in the world is pleased to announce its Rigging for the Troops program for the first quarter of 2019.Crosby will donate up to $25,000 to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation based on sales of its popular wire rope clips from April through June.
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.
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
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"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.