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Brakes 101

In his latest contribution to the popular thought leadership column ‘The Insider’ published in Lift & Hoist International (LHI) magazine. Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC, guides purchasing decision makers on brake selection. Not with commercial intent, but to authenticate this guidance, it’s important to state at the outset that my […]

Flying Sparks

In his first contribution as ‘The Insider’ published in Lift & Hoist International (LHI) magazine. Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC, addresses millennials looking to ignite their careers by accepting new challenges.                 Has your career become a battle from one pay cheque to […]

Selling a Crane Company

Why should we care that a company’s founder keeps the first set of product blueprints on their office wall? Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies, explains.                 I wish I had a dollar for every overhead crane company that has called itself an “industry […]

Overhead Cranes: The Right Amount of Technology

Don’t get distracted by whistles and bells, warns Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies.   Many readers of this blog will no doubt play golf on a regular basis. Those golfers will all know someone at their club or course that has got way more clubs, equipment and apparel than their […]

How to Avoid Overhead Crane Failure

For companies requiring overhead lifting operations, taking steps to avoid crane failure is critical to ensuring the safety of workers and overall efficiency of operations. No matter the specific industry or type of job site, taking a number of simple precautions can greatly reduce the risk of overhead crane failure. Before operators use cranes, technicians should inspect […]

Knowing Your Open Winch and Built-Up Hoists

Understanding the difference between open winch and built-up hoists will help end users make informed buying decisions, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This blog will reference three types of hoist—packaged, open winch and built-up. Too often an open winch hoist is installed where a built-up hoist would be more […]

Buying a Crane, Part 2: Pondering Proposals

Once proposals have been gathered, it’s time to compare them and select the supplier of the right crane for the facility in question, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the second installment of a two-part blog. Where the first article guided purchasing decision makers on putting together an […]

Buying a Crane, Part 1: Preparing a Crane Specification

Getting the right overhead crane starts by putting together a comprehensive specification, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies. This is the first of a two-part blog. This article helps end users put together a specification that will steer them through the potential minefield that it can feel like when sourcing […]