All Below the Hook Articles

A guide to demystifying pressure profiles
Stay safe by understanding how pressures imposed by crawler crane tracks vary in use and depend on many factors.
Taking a closer look at self-locking hooks
Self-locking hooks, also known as safety hooks, have changed the lifting industry, but their use has yet to become universal.
What are the latest below-the-hook products?
Below-the-hook solutions can be complex. ACT rounds up below-the-hook news and products.
A guide to spreader beam application and construction
Matt Kral discusses the nine things you may have forgotten about spreader beams.
A1A Software releases new planning tools
Rigging Designer and Sketch Pad have been added to the A1A Product Suite application. 
How to choose the right rigging gear for your project
Pat Clark discusses all the subtleties of job planning and renting rigging gear. 
Modulift goes large
A new record 2,000 tonne modular spreader beam made by Modulift for customer Safe Lifting Europe
DICA offers sling protectors under new product name
DICA has changed the brand name for its acquired Linton Rigging Gear line of products to “LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors”
Tagging offers wealth of information
Mike Close reviews the identification tag requirements for each type of lifting sling
WIKA to offer virtual training
WIKA Mobile Control service training courses have transitioned to a live online webinar format as an alternate solution to physically being in a classroom. 
Modulift and Pewag join forces
Agreement announced between lifting, rigging, chain and other equipment manufacturers Modulift and Pewag
Complex truss installation completed at MLB stadium
As Major League Baseball works on a return from the Covid-19 crisis, ACT chronicles the solution for lifting and positioning roof trusses at the Texas Rangers new Globe Life Field.
Anti-collision systems manage risk
The latest innovations from AMCS technologies, a specialist in anti-collision safety systems, aim to enhance jobsite safety.
Lifting ingenuity in South Pole
A new spreader beam system was designed to withstand the bitter cold and harsh environment in Antarctica
Mazzella unveils online inspection course
Mazzella Companies has launched a new online course to complement the Lifting U brand of classroom and online training programs. 
Denver Wire Rope acquired by Mazzella
Mazzella Lifting Technologies recently purchased Denver Wire Rope & Supply. 
Imperial Crane rescues fire truck
Imperial Crane Services rushed to the aid of a Chicago fire truck trapped in a parking garage.
News from below the hook
Technologies in below-the-hook rigging gear are constantly advancing.
Benefits of triangular rigging tools
In rigging applications, it’s often the triangle shape that is the most useful. Chad Fox reports exclusively for ACT.
Precision planning is crucial for rigging
Modulift’s Harshal Kulkarni discusses the importance of precise rigging calculations when using spreader bars and other lifting devices.
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