Overhead Crane Can Be Tailored for a Variety of Lifting Applications

UNITON from Konecranes

UNITON from Konecranes


Konecranes latest advancement in its equipment offering for heavy-duty lifting and process industries, is a robust overhead crane that can be tailored for unique lifting applications.

Using a rugged construction concept with multiple trolley configurations and proven components, including Konecranes Core of Lifting (motor + gearbox + control system), UNITON delivers a crane that can be tailored to customers’ unique needs.

Standard features of the UNITON from Konecranes include fabricated box end trucks with 90-degree MCB-type bearing housings that are easy to replace and promote long life. UNITON’s robust design also benefits from Konecranes two-point drum suspension, which inhibits deflections of the rope drum from causing misalignment in the connection between the drum and gearbox.

UNITON cranes are available from Konecranes in a wide range of load options, hoisting speeds, lift heights, trolley gauges, frame sizes and capacities, from 6.3 to 160 tons with a single trolley and up to 320 tons with two trolleys. UNITON cranes can be built to meet CMAA duty requirements up to Class F.

The inverter controls for UNITON from Konecranes comes standard in all motions (bridge, trolley and hoist). Inverter drives provide a smoother lifting experience and reduce wear on mechanical components when compared to contactor-controlled cranes. As an optional feature, Extended Speed Range Plus (ESR+) allows for higher lifting and lowering speeds when loads less than the rated load are handled. When the load is less than 10 percent of the rated load, the hoist can be operated at up to 250 percent of the nominal speed, minimizing peak power and energy consumption for a more economical operation.

Optional load control features available on UNITON from Konecranes include Sway Control, Inching, Microspeed, Hoist Synchronization, and Tandem Drive, which links the actions of two cranes.

Konecranes designs and builds each UNITON crane for the ambient conditions of the customer’s operation, defined by the application and environment in which the crane will operate. So factors like temperature, humidity and corrosive elements are anticipated during manufacturing, which helps extend the lifetime of the crane.

Portable Power Transformer Provides Low-voltage Power in AC or DC Forms

The TX-40-120-1224-WP portable power transformer from Larson Electronics provides a reliable source of low-voltage 12 V or 24 V power in AC or DC forms.

The TX-40-120-1224-WP portable power transformer from Larson Electronics provides a reliable source of low-voltage 12 V or 24 V power in AC or DC forms.

Manufacturer and supplier of explosion-proof lighting equipment, Larson Electronics, released a portable power transformer that converts 120 V AC to 12/24 V DC or 12/24 V AC to power low-voltage lighting and equipment.

The TX-40-120-1224-WP portable power transformer from Larson Electronics is built to provide operators with a reliable source of low-voltage 12 V or 24 V power in AC or DC forms. This compact power distribution transformer is designed for portability and convenience as well as durability and includes an elevated base platform for protection from standing water and weatherproof construction. With overload and short circuit protection, this unit safely allows operators to power equipment up to 500 watts from a standard 120 V or 240 V AC power source. In the instance of circuit overload, the unit automatically shuts down to protect the transformer from damage.

This portable low-voltage transformer features four L5-20 twist lock receptacles that provide sealed and secure connections. This power distribution system is built with a carrying handle that can easily be used as a cord wrap for storing and transporting. To connect devices, the operator must insert the plug and twist it until it locks into place in order to energize the plug. This design provides a secure and safe connection that prevents arcing and accidental plug pullouts. Larson Electronics can build transformers to customer specifications.

Clamps Accommodate Metal Roof Panels With a Horizontal Seam

S-5-H clamp and S-5-H Mini clamp

S-5-H clamp and S-5-H Mini clamp

S-5! introduces two clamps for metal roof panels. The S-5-H clamp was developed to securely and cost-effectively accommodate metal roof panels with a horizontal seam. The S-5-H allows for attachment to a horizontal seam on the vertical leg of the seam.

The clamp’s two-piece design allows it to be installed anywhere along the length of the rib, simplifying installation. Just place the clamp on the seam, slide the insert piece into place and tighten the setscrews. After the clamp is installed, affix ancillary items using the top stainless steel bolt provided. The S-5-H can be used with the S-5! ColorGard snow retention system and other heavy-duty applications.

The S-5-H Mini is a bit shorter than the S-5-H and has one setscrew rather than two. The mini can be used for attaching a variety of rooftop accessories, including signs, walkways, satellite dishes, antennas, rooftop lighting, lightning protection systems, solar arrays, exhaust stack bracing, conduit, condensate lines and mechanical equipment. S-5! mini clamps are not compatible with S-5! SnoRail/SnoFence or ColorGard snow retention systems.

Aluminum Top Rail Offers Durability and a Continuous Look Throughout

Duradek’s Park Rail Top Rail profile is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high and is available in nine standard colors, up to 180 custom colors or one of 22 authentic-looking wood grain finishes.

Duradek’s Park Rail Top Rail profile is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high and is available in nine standard colors, up to 180 custom colors or one of 22 authentic-looking wood grain finishes.

Duradek, home of the original Walkable Roofing Membrane, introduces the Park Rail Top Rail profile, a top rail for plenty of support.

The Park Rail Top Rail offers durability and a continuous top rail look while using up to a 3-inch square post.

Park Rail Top Rail is suitable for picket and glass systems allowing your project to combine the features and advantages of both systems, yet still providing a consistent look throughout.

The new Park Rail Top Rail profile has a much wider look than the average aluminum top rail profile. It is similar in appearance to what has been recognized as a 2 by 4 (wood) size, but this top rail is not vulnerable to the elements the same way as wood.

It is constructed with durable powder-coated aluminum and is made to last without the need for maintenance.

The Park Rail Top Rail profile is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high and is available in nine standard colors, up to 180 custom colors or one of 22 authentic-looking wood grain finishes.

LED Drop Light Is Weatherproof and Impact-resistant

The FTL-3-LED-25 from Larson Electronics is a 14-watt LED task light that offers cooler operating temperatures and longer lamp life than traditional incandescent or fluorescent drop lights.

The FTL-3-LED-25 from Larson Electronics is a 14-watt LED task light that offers cooler operating temperatures and longer lamp life than traditional incandescent or fluorescent drop lights.

Larson Electronics has revealed a new design for its 3-foot 14-watt LED drop light. This drop light is suitable for civilian and military shelters, general maintenance, construction, aircraft interiors, emergency shelters and ship yards.

The FTL-3-LED-25 from Larson Electronics is a 14-watt LED task light that offers cooler operating temperatures and longer lamp life than traditional incandescent or fluorescent drop lights. Constructed to be completely weatherproof and impact-resistant, this LED drop light sacrifices no light output or quality to obtain these features. The drop light is shock-resistant making it durable enough to withstand drops, falls and rough handling. Equipped with a 50,000-hour LED T8 lamp, this LED drop light is designed to operate at cooler operating temperatures than conventional incandescent and fluorescent lights to reduce the chance of fire and burns. The FTL-3-LED-25 is equipped with a LEDT8-24-V1 T8 bulb from Larson Electronics, which produces 1,375 lumens of light and requires no ballast to operate. The lightly frosted lens diffuses the light and makes this bulb ideal for food safe environments; because there is no glass. The aluminum housing serves as a heat sink and provides rigidity and strength for the LED bulb.

This multi-voltage LED bulb runs directly off any voltage ranging from 110 volts to 277 volts. It is equipped with 25 feet of cable, making this drop light versatile and provides the operator with plenty of length for moving the light around the work space. This drop light comes standard with a set of removable drop hooks that allow the operator to hang the unit overhead anywhere illumination is needed.

Cordless Multi-tool Can Be Used to Cut Flashing

The Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Sonicrafter makes short work of numerous DIY projects and repairs without the need for an electrical outlet or power cord in tow.

The Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Sonicrafter makes short work of numerous DIY projects and repairs without the need for an electrical outlet or power cord in tow.

The Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Sonicrafter combines the versatility and convenience of cordless operation with the exclusive features found only on the company’s new generation of oscillating tools. This go-anywhere multi-tool makes short work of numerous DIY projects and repairs without the need for an electrical outlet or power cord in tow.

The 20V Sonicrafter is useful at home, in a workshop, pickup truck’s toolbox, or onboard an RV or boat. The cordless oscillating tool can be used in remote locations; on ladders and scaffolds; or in hard-to-access areas, such as under sinks or boat hulls; in automobile trunks for stereo speaker cutouts; inside cabinets; in attics; and even on roofs to cut flashing.

The 20V Sonicrafter can perform the same wide range of renovation and maintenance tasks as its corded counterparts. It’s powered by a 20V MaxLithium, 2.0 Ah battery for longer run time, high working efficiency and shorter recharge time. The battery also affords more charge cycles with minimal self-discharge.

For instance, with an end-cut blade attached, the 20V Sonicrafter can trim doorjambs or cut PVC and metal plumbing pipe. An Extended Life wood and nail plunge cut blade works great for removing nailed-on trim, cutting aluminum thresholds to length or plunge cutting holes in sheet metal and wood up to 1 5/8-inch depth.

Switch to a carbide grit semicircular blade to grind grout from between floor or wall tiles. Clamp on a rigid scraper blade to remove blistered paint, take rust to bare metal or scrape hardened caulk or adhesives. Triangular sanding pads and sanding sheets are great for sanding in corners and tight spaces.

Because even the best batteries eventually wear out, Rockwell provides its free Batteries for Life program once the tool is registered. A Rockwell cordless tool, such as the 20V Sonicrafter, can save its owner up to 70 percent versus competitors’ tools over the tool’s life, due to battery replacement costs.

The 20V Sonicrafter features a spring-loaded centering mount that positively engages accessories with the help of the Hyperlock tool-less blade change system. Hyperlock provides 1 ton of clamping force to prevent blade slippage and stopped cuts.

Universal Fit enables the 20V Sonicrafter to accept other brands of accessories without adapters. Plus, Rockwell’s universal accessories can be used with all competitors’ oscillating tools without sacrificing fit or performance.

The 20V Sonicrafter weighs only 3.1 pounds (with battery). A built-in LED work light improves visibility, and a metal gear housing assures durability and long service life. The oscillating multi-tool’s variable speed dial allows precise control, ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 oscillations per minute (OPM).

The cordless Sonicrafter comes with an assortment of 27 Universal Fit accessories, including a 1 1/8-inch standard wood end cut blade, 3/8-inch Extended Life wood & nail plunge cut blade, 3 1/8-inch HSS semicircle saw blade, rigid scraper blade, sanding pad, 20 sanding sheets, 3 1/8-inch carbide semicircle saw blade, 20V lithium-ion battery, one-hour charger and carrying bag.

Tape Measures in 16-, 25- and 35-Foot Lengths Are Durable Enough for Construction Sites

The 16-, 25- and 35-foot Premium Tapes are ideal for heavy-duty framing and other construction measuring tasks.

The 16-, 25- and 35-foot Premium Tapes are ideal for heavy-duty framing and other construction measuring tasks.

DEWALT introduces a family of Premium Tapes. The 16-, 25- and 35-foot Premium Tapes are ideal for heavy-duty framing and other construction measuring tasks. The tapes feature a reinforced housing and cast metal impact plate to absorb shocks when dropped to protect internal components and the end hook. Extensive rubber over-molding covers all contact points of the tapes for improved grip.

These tapes also feature a five screw design for improved drop resistance. Holding the body together are four reinforced screws on the corners and one in the center for added support.

The tape blades are made from durable steel coated in Mylar polyester protecting the blade from the elements and providing a long blade life. A 13-foot blade standout allows unaided measuring from a distance or overhead without the tapes bending or collapsing while extending.

The blade also features an oversized end hook ideal for grabbing on to lumber, steel, concrete and other materials. The Premium Tapes are designed in a manner that protects the end hook when dropped, reducing the risk of bending—which causes inaccurate measurements. These DEWALT Premium Tapes are 50 times more durable than their respective Milwaukee counterparts 48-22-5116 (16-foot), 48-22-5125 (25-foot) and 48-22-5135 (35-foot) based on accuracy after drop onto the hook.

For added durability, the Premium Tapes are constructed of high-impact ABS polymer and covered in durable rubber over-mold. The tapes also feature a lock switch which is covered in rubber over-molds capable of absorbing impact. Lock switches on competitor tapes are plastic and easily crack and break.

The Premium Tapes are made in the U.S. with global materials.

Magnetically Mounted LED Work Light Illuminates Areas up to 18,000 Square Feet

The magnetically mounted LED work light produces 14,790 lumens of high-intensity light.

The magnetically mounted LED work light produces 14,790 lumens of high-intensity light.

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has released a 150-watt LED pedestal mount work light with an inline transformer. This magnetic mount work light produces 14,790 lumens of light capable of illuminating an area 18,000 square feet in size.

The BML-150LED-LV-50 from Larson Electronics is a magnetically mounted LED work light that produces 14,790 lumens of high-intensity light and includes an inline AC to DC transformer for easy connection to standard 110-277 volts AC power sources. Weather proof and suitable for wet areas, this LED equipped fixture is mounted within an aluminum frame equipped with an adjustable handle and magnetic foot pads that provide simple setup and easy carry transport. Thirty Cree XLamp 5-watt LEDs producing 493 lumens each are arranged in rows and paired with high-purity optics to produce a well-focused 25-degree spot beam that is ideal for providing far-reaching concentrated illumination.

The mounting pedestal on this unit is constructed of aluminum and designed to allow users to place the unit on any flat surface for stable deployment as a pedestal light. This unit is equipped with four 200-pound grip magnetic feet, which provides a total of 800 pounds of grip and allows operators to securely mount this unit to metallic surfaces, such as tank walls or equipment, and mount the light as a temporary work area light. This unit is lightweight and the aluminum frame and adjustable carry handle allows operators to simply carry the unit from one location to another as needed and adjust the handle to any position for better mounting versatility. The light housing and handle are adjustable and can be moved vertically by loosening two thumb bolts located on either side. Included with this unit is 50 feet of cord and a straight blade plug that provides simple connection to standard wall outlets and ample length for easy placement in the workspace.

Employment App Makes It Easy to Find Construction Jobs and Job Seekers

Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers, announced the release of its free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to meet the unique needs of those seeking to hire construction workers, builders or contractors for hourly employment.

Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers, announced the release of its free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to meet the unique needs of those seeking to hire construction workers, builders or contractors for hourly employment.

Snagajob, an hourly employment marketplace for job seekers, announced the release of its free mobile app for iOS and Android, designed to meet the unique needs of those seeking to hire construction workers, builders or contractors for hourly employment. The free app makes the job posting/hiring process easier by using a smartphone’s or tablet’s video, photo and GPS technology. Employers can currently post jobs for free via the app’s free trial promotion.

Snagajob offers a new way for employers to find and manage applicants on their mobile device. With Snagajob, employers can conveniently use their mobile device to:

  • Manage their account’s status and add additional postings for multiple locations
  • Access and review applications for each job posting and quickly see their availability and qualifications
  • Find qualified prospects in their area and then reach out via phone or email and encourage them to apply
  • Easily rank/sort applicant and “star” the applicants they want to interview and note the ones they are not interested in.

The app’s “Video Apply” feature allows employers to view a short clip that candidates can include with their application and lets them gauge the personality fit and enthusiasm of applicants before scheduling an interview, thus saving time and energy for both job seekers and employers.

Snagajob is currently used by thousands of employers across the country across a wide range of vertical markets including retail, food service, transportation, hospitality, child care and more.

Dual-use Goggles Feature Protection Against Impacts and Splashing

Gateway Safety's Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts.

Gateway Safety’s Cyclone goggles offer two safety solutions in its versatile product. Users can wear the dual-use goggle as Cyclone Impact, featuring a strong polycarbonate lens surrounded by a sturdy vinyl frame. Users can also add the optional, patented Double-Take inserts — the secret behind the easy impact-to-splash conversion. When the Double-Take inserts are added at the top and bottom of the goggle frame, Cyclone Impact becomes Cyclone Splash, a highly effective impact-plus-splash goggle. This two-in-one solution offers convenience for workers who require both types of goggles during one day or shift, as well as great savings for employers.

Another Gateway Safety innovation—the patented Whirlwind anti-fog ventilation system—helps prevent or reduce fogging when Cyclone is used as an impact goggle only. According to industry experts, goggles can present a greater concern for fogging than regular safety glasses because their snug fit may reduce ventilation. However, the movement of air within safety eyewear can help to lower the temperature and evaporate humidity, reducing the fogging risk.

The Whirlwind anti-fog system not only reduces the risk of fogging but also improves user comfort. Ten unique, conical air intake chambers open to the user’s brow, and ten additional ventilation ports line the underside of the frame, where secondary air enters the goggle. These openings allow air to enter, which circulates through the inner frame and helps reduce fogging.

Cyclone’s styling and lightweight design encourage compliance, even for those who wear prescription eyewear. An adjustable headband ensures a comfortable yet secure fit. Cyclone safety goggles provide impact protection at all times. Cyclone meets ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 impact standards.