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| CONTENTS | 18 22


DECEMBER – JANUARY 2018 VOLUME 1 | ISSUE 2


FEATURES 18 | 2018’S MUST-ATTEND INDUSTRY EVENTS


No matter which industry sector you work in, there are a seemingly limitless number of industry conferences and exhibitions vying for your interest and attention. While our list is far from exhaustive, we’ve identified types of events you might consider that serve various stakeholders across the industrial lifting sector. Our feature previews several events within those types to help sort the event that might be right for you.


22 | ONE MASSIVE SHIP IN 445 LIFTS


Te second ship in the Ford class, aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was contracted for construction with a budget roughly 20% smaller than its predecessor. Clearly this called for profound rethinking of the build process. As a result, where the last Nimitz class ship required about 600 dock lifts, and the Ford about 500, this ship is built in larger pieces at a much higher state of completion to make the job more efficient.


IN THIS ISSUE


2 | EDITOR’S NOTE 5 | INDUSTRY NEWS


14 | TRAINER’S NOTEBOOK 27 | ADVISOR 32 | GUEST BLOGGER


ON THE COVER: An overhead crane represents a significant investment. As with any kind of equipment, a thorough inspection regimen and proactive maintenance program can avoid a lot of headaches. In this issue’s Advisor, Mazzella Companies outlines “Five Common Problems with Overhead Cranes and How to Avoid Them.” With a knowledgeable approach, they outline specific steps you can take to ensure that you get the service life and uptime you expect from your lifting system. Photo courtesy Mazzella Companies.


INDUSTRIAL LIFTING EXCHANGE DECEMBER – JANUARY 2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2


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