Fatigue Cracks on Container Cranes

by Simo Hoite and Mike Jordan of Liftech, Hannu Oja of Konecranes, David Moosbrugger of Kunz, Theo Scheijven and Walter Oostwouder of APM Terminals, and Michael Thanner and James Scanlon of Liebherr Container Cranes

Published by Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA)

Liftech is the pioneer of structural maintenance programs for container cranes and has been advocating the importance of performing structural maintenance for decades. Simo Hoite and Mike Jordan of Liftech Consultants Inc. worked with other Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) members to develop a new PEMA information paper on the structural examination of container handling cranes. Published February 10, 2016, the paper highlights the danger of fatigue cracks on container cranes and provides practical advice for locating these cracks.

Click here to read the PEMA Information Paper