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    The traditional ways of moving large loads are probably less effective than you think. Have you ever heard of motorized electric tugs? "While an overhead crane can move parts from side to side on the lift bar and up and down on the girders on the factory roof, the part cannot be moved in all directions or to an adjoining building. However, electric tugs, handled by a single pedestrian operator, can move in all directions and can be used to move objects in between production facilities." Sounds pretty handy, right? At MachineMetrics, we are all about reducing downtime for manufacturing big and small. 

    Recommended ReadMoving large loads: Why traditional methods are ineffectiveSource: http://www.manufacturingglobal.com

    The world record for the heaviest object pulled over 100 feet belongs to a US reverend who pulled a 68-tonne lorry. This is an impressive achievement, but one that manufacturing plant engineers must regularly equal using specialist equipment — with various degrees of success. Here, Hugh Freer, a Director of electric tug specialist MasterMover, looks at why these traditional methods are ineffective. In 2016, Reverend Kevin Fast, otherwise known as the Powerlifting Pastor, achieved the world record for the heaviest object pulled over 100 feet by pulling a 68-tonne lorry over the course. While a load of that weight would be unusual in many factories, manufacturers everywhere face a daily challenge moving heavy tools and parts through their production halls. Read More

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