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Milman R.S.,Middough Inc. | Hoppel C.,Middough Inc.
Iron and Steel Technology | Year: 2012

A non-conventional method of crane runway upgrade solutions converts the girder into a truss-type structure. This paper explores the mechanics behind this proposed method and its advantages over conventional methods of girder reinforcement.


Zehe W.J.,Middough Inc.
AISTech - Iron and Steel Technology Conference Proceedings | Year: 2010

The paper has discussed the many aspects of an operation that an Industrial Engineer may be involved with and some of the tools the engineer may use. Projects can be as simple as evaluation of the efficiency of using a crane vs. a fork truck for material handling. Projects can be as complex as a melt shop operation feeding a continuous slab caster, feeding a hot strip operation, or the melt shop feeding a mold facility, feeding a forge operation. As you can see, the Industrial Engineer is very versatile and in a sense is an additional evaluation tool which can aide in process design, process evaluation, and continuous improvement.


Milman R.,Middough Inc. | Hoppel C.,Middough Inc.
Iron and Steel Technology | Year: 2013

A typical request from steel mill management in the process of increasing the mill's production is, "Tell us how much of an increase of the crane-lifted load capacity can handle our existing building structures." The response to this request should be, "What are your requirements for increasing the crane-lifted loads, and how much can you afford or want to spend?" It is a difficult and time-consuming process to investigate the existing crane runway and building structures in search of the weakest link (crane girders, columns, roof trusses or all three), without knowing the desired new (upgraded) crane lifting capacity that would satisfy the mill production needs. A qualified engineer can use all available engineering tools, including crane load dynamic analyses, field tests and space frame response of building framing to crane loads, to optimize the results, but engineers need to know what the ultimate goal is.

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