1. Design
    1. Conco® articulated jibs are designed with a 3:1 factor of safety to the ultimate strength of the material.
  2. Material Standards
    1. All plate steel used is a minimum of ASTM A-36.  All steel tubing is ASTM A-500.
  3. Painting
    1. All steel components are shot-blasted and cleaned with an aqueous-based solvent prior to painting.  Parts will be painted with 2 part polyurethane painted to minimum of 2.0 mil thickness.  Standard color is safety yellow.
  4. Fabrication
    1. All welding conforms to AWS D1.1 (Structural Welding Code,) AWS D1.2 (Structural Welding Code-Aluminum,) and AWS D1.1 (Specification for welding of Industrial and Mill Canres and Other Material Handling Equipment.)
  5. Standards Used
    1. As they apply to jib cranes:
      1. OSHA Machine guarding-1910.212
      2. ASME B30.20-1999 Below the Hook Lifting Devices
      3. ASME B30.16-1998 Overhead Hoists – Under hung
      4. ASME B30.17-1998 Monorails & Under hung Cranes
      5. ISO-12100-1-2003 – Safety of Machinery – Basic Concepts, general principles for design – Part 1:  Basic terminology, methodology
      6. ISO-12100-2-2003 – Safety of Machinery – Basic Concepts, general principles for design – Part 2:  Technical principles.
      7. ISO-13852-1:1996 Safety of Machinery – Safety distances to prevent danger zones being reached by the upper limbs.
      8. ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems
      9. 98-37-EC Safety of Machinery
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