Spotlight Interview with Ricky Pickup, Technical Trainer at STAHL CraneSystems





Ricky Pickup – Technical Trainer at STAHL CraneSystems

What do you hope attendees will gain at your webinar?

Many industries (food industry, pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, clean room technology or cleaning technology) place special hygienic requirements on the work equipment to be used and with this also on the crane systems and chain hoists. As these hygienic requirements differ greatly, the solutions in question are generally those developed individually by STAHL CraneSystems for the respective application and environmental conditions.

For optimal design of the overall solutions, crane components are selected from modular systems and are adapted by means of special designs to the respective areas of application. A common example being, the use of heat bands where condensation could form on or in crane components, especially at temperatures below the dew point.

As the term “cleanroom” implicates keeping such hygienic areas up to industry standards involves efficient cleaning techniques, resulting in high demand on the lubrication on the cranes, that serve for a frictionless material handling.

Throughout this webinar I will use practical examples to show, where the use of heating systems can prevent the build-up of condensation in crane components, how the intended lifetime of the chain hoists and crane components can be guaranteed using the correct combination of IP protection, durable surface coatings and applying industry suitable lubrication to components potentially exposed to harsh but essential cleaning techniques.

Furthermore, it is often the case in the above mentioned industries, not only is it the hygiene requirements that place special demand on the equipment to be used but also restrictive constructional obstacles that require engineered crane solutions to adapt to very low ceilings, access to cleanrooms via bay doors and potentially explosive atmospheres.

At the end of this webinar the attendees will have gained an insight to the endless possibilities of engineered industry solutions from STAHL CraneSystems.

What discussions do you look forward to having with the attendees?

We are constantly confronted with challenges in this field, different industry specifications and customer needs require a high level of adaptability. I am always interested to hear how others have found solutions and their experience in the field and look forward to seeing how we can help with specialized solutions to meet customer’s demands.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The opportunity to be involved in projects in all corners of the world and working with the teams to find the solutions for the customer’s needs in a continuously developing industry keeps everyday interesting.

How did you get into the industry?

After working in construction in the mining industry this was a section that really caught my attention. To start out with one of the industry leaders in the area of overhead crane systems and components was an exciting challenge that made the decision an easy one.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

There are so many amazing places to just pick one is almost impossible but one spot that will always stick with me was a visit to Traverse City and the surrounding areas. On the top end of lake Michigan, I found the people incredibly friendly and a picture-perfect scenery.

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