FEM, the European Materials Handling Federation, recently developed guidelines for using high-performance synthetic ropes in mobile crane applications. The guidelines are the first formal industry synthetic rope guidance.
Samson application engineer Dustin Heins and research and development manager Greg Mozsgai participated in the development of the guidelines as members of the FEM committee. Samson was the first to introduce a synthetic rope for mobile cranes, which is branded as the K-100.
“Our participation in this committee, along with other similar industry association efforts globally, demonstrates our commitment to this market,” said Michelle Jarvis, marketing strategy manager for industrial markets at Samson. “We believe our products offer improved working conditions and a safer operating environment for construction industry employees. This, coupled with the ability to recognize lower total cost of ownership for the operator and owner, is what drives Samson to continue to invest and innovate in this market.”