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         continued from page 36             prior to being put into service to comply   Nelson said: “The Radiolink plus has
         via Bluetooth control. In addition, Mor-  with  Australian  Standards; they will   been  widely covered in  earlier  case
         row Equipment Company demonstrated   also be subjected to periodic testing to   studies, but in every application  its
         a Liebherr 81K.1 fast erect tower crane.   maintain that compliance.  various features are showcased at the
         “It was an honor for the Morrow team   The Radiolink plus combined with a   coalface of our industry. We strive to
         to be a part of the largest Lift & Move   pair of 120t capacity shackles, 100t ca-  provide more  for  our  customers  and
         event to date. Students had great ques-  pacity roundslings and a 145t capacity   have made a name for ourselves  and
         tions during the fast erect tower demo.   Maxirig spreader beam. The owner of   built a reputation in the lifting and rig-
         We can’t wait for the next event,” said   the cranes engaged the services of its   ging industry by providing a standard
         Dennis Germann, Technical Field Advi-  mobile crane provider to assist with the   of quality in our products unlike  any
         sor for Morrow Equipment.          counterweights, which in turn request-  other. SP’s technology aligns with that
           Bishop Lifting Products, Inc., showed   ed Dynamic to provide the rigging gear   ongoing strategy.”
         students how to form and inspect wire   to lift the counterweight tray and the   For  more  about Straightpoint, visit
         rope  slings;  The  Crosby Group dem-  calibrated load cell to record the tests.  their website: www.straightpoint.com.
         onstrated hook testing and load cells;   Dean Nelson, CEO at Elevate, said:
         Barnhart  Crane  &  Rigging demon-  “It’s a valued partnership we have with  OZ Lifting to Show New
         strated remote control of a multi-axle   Ross  Johnson  [general  manager]  and   Davit Cranes at MODEX
         SPMT trailer;  and Deep South Crane   his team at Dynamic. The mobile crane   OZ  Lifting Products  LLC will  show
         &  Rigging explained engineering,  lo-  provider used one of its Franna pick   its new Tele-Pro davit  cranes at  MO-
         gistics, and project management. A full   and carry cranes to place the counter-  DEX show (Booth 7947) on March 9-12,
         list  of  sponsors  and simulator  provid-  weights  in  the  superlift  tray and the   2020 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Con-
         ers  is  found at www.liftandmoveusa.  set up of the load cell and rigging gear   gress Center.
         com/nov-2019.html.                 was also uncomplicated.”             The   Winona,   Minnesota-based
                                              He added: “The readings were moni-  manufacturer is making its debut at
         SP Load Cell Tests Shuttle-        tored by the crane technicians who used   the event, having exhibited at spon-
         lift Mobile Gantry Cranes          the load cell to make adjustments to the   sor  MHI’s other  trade show,  ProMat,
           Australia’s Dynamic Rigging Hire   scale system on the cranes. Both cranes   which is staged in Chicago on alternate
         used a 100t capacity Straightpoint (SP)   were load tested and had their operat-  years. The patent-pending Tele-Pro da-
         Radiolink plus load cell to complete tests   ing systems set within an afternoon.   vit crane allows users to leverage the
         on two 90.7t capacity Shuttlelift mobile   The following day saw operator training   benefits of other lifting technologies in
         gantry cranes in Melbourne recently.  and  the  cranes  finally  placed  into  ser-  its range, while telescoping the boom in
           Dynamic, a lifting and rigging equip-  vice in a very busy pre-cast yard.”  and out under load.
         ment rental company, sourced the load   The Radiolink plus, SP’s best-selling   The new davit will be the centerpiece
         cell from Elevate Lifting and Rigging   product, was used with the Handheld   of a 10 ft. by 20 ft. booth in the show’s
         Pty  Ltd.,  which  is  its  go-to  partner  for   plus reading device, which enabled the   Fulfillment  &  Delivery  area,  where
         force measurement solutions. Elevate,   rigging team to monitor the cranes at   OZ Lifting is hoping to engage visitors
         formerly Hoisting Equipment Special-  a safe distance. They utilized the long-  seeking solutions for order fulfillment;
         ists (HES), also provides specialist lifting   range 2.4GHz version providing a wire-  e-commerce  and  omni-channel  fulfill-
         equipment to the Australian market.  less range of 1,000m (3,280 ft.). However,   ment; order packing and packaging;
           The new Shuttlelift cranes, tested to   Bluetooth output can also be utilized,   third-party  logistics;  warehousing;
         91.5t, will be utilized by the end user to   connected to any smart phone run-  distribution; and transportation. How-
         lift pre-cast super T-beams at a manu-  ning  the  manufacturer’s  free  HHP  app   ever, the breadth and diversity of OZ
         facturing facility in the city’s western   (named after the Handheld plus) on iOS   Lifting’s range will apply the products
         suburbs.  They had to be load tested   or Android at ranges up to 100m (328 ft.).  to a much wider audience.
                                                                                 Steve Napieralski,  President at
                                                                               OZ  Lifting,  said:  “The  industry-first
                                                                               [Tele-Pro] davit cranes will be a game-
                                                                               changer. However, we have found that
                                                                               all of our products have been used in
                                                                               many different  markets  and indus-
                                                                               tries. We are focusing on the material
                                                                               handling,  wastewater,  manufacturing
                                                                               and property management sectors, but
                                                                               our equipment is used in a myriad of
                                                                               industries including construction, avia-
                                                                               tion, gas, oil, boat, wind, manufactur-
                                                                               ing,  among others—worldwide.  We
                                                                               offer innovate products and solutions
                                                                               that make the job easier and safer.”
                                                                                 While the Tele-Pro will be the stand-
                                                                               out product for many, OZ will also
                                                                               showcase its complete range of davit
                                                                               cranes, including the CompOZite and
                                                                               CompOZite Elite carbon fiber models.
                                                                               The 1,200-lb. capacity OZ 1200DAV,
         Dynamic Rigging Hire sourced the load cell from Elevate Lifting and Rigging Pty Ltd.   continued on page 40

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