The 22nd Annual Crane Symposium, hosted by Association for Iron & Steel Technology, took place June 7th through the 9th at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.
The symposium delivered practical information and experiences from crane maintenance personnel, crane manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and engineering consultants who strive to make electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes and their runways the safest, most reliable, durable machinery and equipment in the industry. The two-day program included presentations focused on safe work practices and ergonomics, electrical, mechanical, and structural maintenance techniques, crane inspection technologies and best practices in EOT crane modernizations. As part of the Crane Symposium program, the Crane Innovator of the Year Award winner was announced.
Joe Bavuso of U. S. Steel won for his work with Crane Mechanical Maintenance Training and was recognized because he brought forth the latest in technology, increased efficiencies in operational and maintenance practices for the continuous improvement of heavy industrial cranes. Additionally, Richard Warriner, the president of Flow in Motion LLC, gave a presentation on Cab Design Considerations.
Attendees included: Plant maintenance staff; applications, electrical, mechanical, safety, service and design engineers; operations and maintenance personnel and management; and those people who supply parts, equipment and services to the industry.