Year: 2016

New ICSA guidance documents

The International Crane Stakeholders Assembly (ICSA) has just published 3 guidance documents: Leaving mobile cranes unattended Lifting of a load with several mobile cranes Lifting of persons with mobile cranes The 3 documents are available for free download on the Cranes & Lifting Equipment page

Safe use of fibre ropes in mobile cranes

The FEM Product Group Cranes and Lifting Equipment is working on a guideline “Safe Use of High Performance Synthetic Fibre Ropes on Mobile Cranes”. As increasing usage shows, modern fibre ropes, manufactured out of high performance synthetic fibres, are starting to be a promising alternative to the prevalent wire ropes. For wire ropes, substantial experience… Read more »

Revised FEM 9.001 “Guideline / Terminology – Dictionary Storage and Retrieval Machines”

The FEM document 9.001 is a dictionary: it provides a list of words and terms, which occur in  connection with high-bay warehousing. It provides the translation, first, from German into English and, then, from English into German. The FEM document 9.001 is available for 9,90 € (incl. VAT) at See the list of technical… Read more »

Jos De Vuyst joins FEM Board

On 24th february 2016, FEM General Assembly unanimously elected Jos De Vuyst as new Board member representing the Racking & Shelving Product Group. Belgian national, Jos De Vuyst is CEO of the racking manufacturer STOW International. He is also Board member of ERF, the Racking & Shelving Product Group of FEM. Jos De Vuyst replaces… Read more »