Since 1 May 2010 all mobile cranes sold into Europe have been equipped with the much-talked about rated capacity limiter conforming to the EN 13000:2010 European Standard.
The new system has generated controversy. In response, crane owners throughout Europe are being surveyed to report their experience with these new rated capacity limiters.
In a joint project with the European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM), the European Association of Heavy Haulage Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) issued a special FEM - ESTA questionnaire that all owners in Europe of mobile cranes delivered after 1 May 2010 are encouraged to complete.
"A large number of cranes have now been delivered with the new Rated Capacity Limiters, and we, that is FEM and ESTA, would very much appreciate, if those of your members, who did not send in the EN13000 survey during the winter do it now."
It only takes a few minutes to complete the survey, which should be returned via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to: ESTA Office Manager, ESTA, Lotte Beesestraat 4, 2331 KJ Leiden, Netherlands.
The questionnaire is also available in a range of languages from ESTA. Please follow this link http://www.esta-eu.org/other-documents