As members of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), Engineered Lifting Systems LLC traveled this week to the AISTech  in Pittsburgh to meet with our customers and vendors, while getting a chance to see some of the newest technology as it applies to overhead crane systems.In attendance for the AISTech Conference and Exposition this year was Eric Brown, Mike Brown, and Jared Hines.One of the highlights of our trip was the chance to see the J.R. Merritt crane operator training simulator. We had previously seen this unit at the factory and provided some insight into its development.
This demonstrator and training system helps develop operator skills and shows off the SYNERGY chair (formally known as the FSRHDG). Jared Hines was our best operator!
This demonstrator and training system helps develop operator skills and shows off the SYNERGY chair (formally known as the FSRHDG). Jared Hines was our best operator!
 
The big screen monitor shows real life objects and the vision that a crane operator sees when operating a cab controlled crane.
The big screen monitor shows real life objects and the vision that a crane operator sees when operating a cab controlled crane.
 We also took time to stop by and see our friends at the Magnetek booth including Aaron Kurek, Bob Schmitt, Casey Cummins, Marco Pardo and Mr. Mark Sullivan (Magnetek’s Pittsburgh Representative). NOTE: Strangely absent was Chris.
The booth for Magnetek was packed with displays and components that we use on a daily basis.
The booth for Magnetek was packed with displays and components that we use on a daily basis.
 
Magnetek has a display including one of the HMI projects that Engineered Lifting Systems completed with Magnetek.
Magnetek has a display including one of the HMI projects that Engineered Lifting Systems completed with Magnetek.
 Look forward to future blog posts with new Magnetek equipment and components.