OCH Magazine Online


OCH Digital issue - Spring Edition
17 April, 2024 Download or read online for free here...
  • How Pre-Shift Hoist Inspections Keep An Overhead Lifting Operation Safe
    Before using a wire rope, chain, or lever hoist for the first time during a shift or day, it’s important that the operator perform a pre-shift hoist inspection. These inspections, recommended by the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), ensure the safety of personnel and the proper functioning of the hoist. The HMI Technical Committee recently presented a webinar, “Dos and Don’ts of Safe Hoist Operation,” highlighting several best practices — including inspections. Ultimately, pre-shift hoist inspections keep an overhead lifting operation safe.
  • HoistCam by Netarus Announces Ingo Schiller as CEO
    Netarus LLC, a leader in hook-mounted cameras with its HoistCam product line for the crane, lifting and heavy equipment industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingo Schiller as its new fractional Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 April 2024. Ingo brings a wealth of experience from his long career in the crane and lifting sector, exceptionally positioning him to steer HoistCam towards its future objectives with expanded offerings.
  • Bishop Buys Bairstow
    Bishop Lifting, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, has acquired Bairstow Lifting Products, headquartered in Atlanta.


Modex 2024: Making connections
06 March, 2024 Modex 2024 will deliver the latest knowledge, networking and technology for manufacturing and supply chain professionals. Jenny Eagle takes a look at some of the crane companies exhibiting this year as well some material handling businesses.
  • The Interview: Molly Wood of Ace Industries
    Molly Wood, engineering manager, has worked at Ace Industries for over 18 years, and is currently VP at the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), which is part of MHI, the US (Material Handling, Logistics and Supply Chain Association). Wood is also an active participant in the CMAA Engineering Committee, which meets biannually to write engineering specifications to promote best practices for the crane and hoist industry.