The Crosby Group, a leading manufacturer of rigging, lifting and material handling hardware, will showcase its lifting solutions for the construction industry at Bauma, which takes place in Munich Oct. 24-30.
Bauma brings together manufacturers and vendors of construction machinery, building material machines, mining tools, vehicles and other equipment at Trade Fair Center Messe München.
The Crosby Group, Tulsa, Oklahoma, will show its premier brands, including Crosby, Gunnebo Industries, Crosby Straightpoint, Crosby BlokCam and Crosby IP.
Bauma visitors will get a chance to learn more about the new Crosby BlokCam X3L and M3L crane camera systems that extend the legacy of the original X2 and M3 systems. The X2 was the industry’s first modular system compatible with tower cranes, while the M3 was the first fully modular camera for telescopic and mobile cranes which can be installed in just five minutes.
New versions include a transmitter that can connect to up to two sensors upon request; a repeater that comes with a ball joint mount, reducing the ports required; a new sensor with integrated audio and a video plug; and an assembly with an improved Wi-Fi signal. The X3L and M3L versions also are available with a lithium-ion battery and charger.
Lifting in the construction industry always has been difficult because of the variability in the loads. Crosby solutions that will be displayed at Bauma include a range of shackles and CrosbyIP clamps. The shackle is one of the most powerful, important, irreplaceable pieces of material handling equipment at any job site.
The company’s Gunnebo Industries’ products include the GrabiQ Grade 10 chain sling, a sling system for coupling, shortening and lifting in the construction industry. GrabiQ guarantees users will have correctly sized components for the size of the chain, so stockholding for distributors is minimized. The Midgrab is an inline shortener that allows the rigger to adjust the sling anywhere on the chain, not only at the top assembly, reducing the time needed to adjust a sling.
Also at the heart of The Crosby Group portfolio is its Crosby Straightpoint range of load monitoring hardware, which is supported by software, including its most popular load cell, the Radiolink plus. The long-range, 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) version provides an industry-leading wireless range of 3,280 feet to the manufacturer’s handheld or software options. A Bluetooth output version can be connected to any smartphone at ranges of up to 328 feet via the free HHP app on iOS or Android. Bauma visitors also will be able to see low headroom load shackles and compression load cells that are commonly utilized for center of gravity testing.
The Crosby Group will be at Hall/Booth C4.339 at Bauma.