2019 CMAA Overhead Crane Safety Conference
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction (CMAA President)
Josh Arwood - Ace Industries
8:15 am - 9:00 am Actual Safety Events / Root Cause Segregation
Matt McNicholas - US Department of Labor - OSHA
Safety and Health Specialist

This presentation will focus on what an OSHA compliance looks for during an inspection to ensure compliance. Also, the most frequently cited violations related to overhead cranes will be reviewed.
9:00 am - 9:45 am Fall Protection and Cranes: How they can work together
Kevin Duhamel - Gorbel
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:45 am Capacity Load Testing
Jon Goodyear - Waterweights
10:45 am - 11:30 am Braking Theories and Technologies
Jeff Bruce - Magnetek
Business Development Manager, Brakes/Electrification Products

Marco Pardo - Magnetek
Product Manager Brakes/Electrification Products

In an effort to maintain awareness of the importance of crane brakes, this presentation will examine some of the fundamentals associated with overhead traveling crane brakes that can be easily overlooked. Items to be considered include appropriate brake sizing for a particular application, CMAA and other standards requirements, and different brake types - pros and cons.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Morning Question and Answer Session - Open Topics
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Electrical Grounding for Crane Systems
Ben Hiebenthal - Conductix Wampfler
Projects Engineer

Pete Kirst- Conductix Wampfler
Market Development Manager - Overhead Cranes - Americas

Presentation to demonstrate and show the proper and safe way to isolate and ground conductor bars of designated crane maintenance zones in runway conductor bar systems. With today's standards requiring tandem collectors to be supplied on all cranes, the potential exists for cranes to back feed isolated conductors in existing conductor bar systems.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Explanation of Wire Rope Inspection Results
Justin Brown - Unirope
Director and Product Manager Wire Rope

During an inspection a wire rope can reveal more than the simple removal criteria outlined in the applicable standards. A wire rope can offer insight into lifting practices, crane problems and maintenance issues. It can also reveal if it is the right rope for the job. Wire Rope Inspection Results Explained will use real life examples to highlight some of the things we can learn from our inspection results.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Wireless Diagnostics and Mobile Technology
Steve Kosir - KoneCranes
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Crane Automation
Ed LaBruna - Janus Automation

In a highly competitive environment it becomes critical to optimize the material flow, and to minimize movement of the product and the time the product spends through the manufacturing process. With the implementation of automatic material movement using cranes, substantial increases in productivity and safety can be obtained. This presentation discusses the key aspects to take into account for successful implementation, including the selection of the proper technology, safety considerations, logistics optimization and implementation strategies. Several real-life application cases are discussed, including phase implementations.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Question and Answer Session - Open Topics