New News information at OCH magazine New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at OCH magazine http://https// OCH Digital issue - Spring Edition <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11691393/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Download or read online for free here... Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:59:00 GMT How Pre-Shift Hoist Inspections Keep An Overhead Lifting Operation Safe <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11685976/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>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. Tue, 16 Apr 2024 06:15:17 GMT HoistCam by Netarus Announces Ingo Schiller as CEO <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11678674/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>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. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 06:40:04 GMT Caldwell Lifter, Rotator for Telescope <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11663447/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The Caldwell Group Inc. has delivered a custom system for rotating a track section during manufacture of the world’s most powerful telescope. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 06:39:56 GMT Bishop Buys Bairstow <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11663441/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Bishop Lifting, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, has acquired Bairstow Lifting Products, headquartered in Atlanta. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 06:39:48 GMT End Users Join #GLAD2024 Campaign <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11641261/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The countless industries that use lifting equipment are being urged to unite in support of Global Lifting Awareness Day on Thursday 18 July. Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:19:20 GMT CMCO and Milwaukee Tool to launch BatteryStar battery hoist <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11619998/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO), has jointly developed the BatteryStar battery hoist, with Milwaukee Tool’s expertise in lithium-ion battery and brushless motor technology. Thu, 21 Mar 2024 06:01:00 GMT 5 Best Strategies to Prevent Overhead Crane Breakdowns and Downtime Costs <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11616524/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>In today’s business world, many industries heavily rely on cranes, particularly overhead cranes, for lifting and moving heavy materials. However, overhead crane breakdowns can lead to costly downtime, accidents, and even fatalities. According to a study by Lloyds British, there are common causes of crane failure that significantly contribute to these issues. This article will discuss the five best strategies to prevent overhead crane breakdowns and reduce downtime costs for your business. Wed, 20 Mar 2024 10:09:21 GMT Prevent Off-Center Picks With Detection Systems For Overhead Handling <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11607467/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Although nothing replaces training and experience when it comes to improving safety in overhead lifting, there are devices that can alert operators to unsafe conditions. Among these risky situations is an off-center pick, also known as a side pull. In these scenarios, the load is not directly underneath the hoist and its chain, wire rope, or web strap. Connecting to and attempting to lift the load in this orientation is extremely dangerous. That’s why many operations choose to add safety technologies to their overhead crane and hoist systems. Here’s how to prevent off-center picks by utilizing detection systems for overhead handling. Mon, 18 Mar 2024 05:33:35 GMT Jenny Eagle returns to Hoist <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/11580445/thumbnail.jpeg'/></a>Hoist is delighted to announce Jenny Eagle will be returning to the magazine as editor, starting this month. This is in addition to her roles as video reporter for LEEA YouTube channel and PR & Communications manager, Bridger Howes. Thu, 07 Mar 2024 10:15:00 GMT