An E-Crane® is easy to operate and our training program aims to bring our customer up to speed on all aspects of their new crane so they can work as safely and efficiently as possible.
Picture showing the hands-on training facilities at ECI-USA. Picture shows Steve Osborne (ECI-USA, right), Don Strickland and Jack Shirkey (AEP AMOS power plant, center and rear).
The first, and possibly most important, phase of training actually starts well before the crane arrives to the job site: the selection process.
The selection process for operators and maintenance personnel is often overlooked. It is important that operators have qualities such as good hand-eye coordination, stamina to sit in the seat for several hours, good depth perception, and a positive attitude. Operating an E-Crane® is not for everyone eventhough E-Cranes are relative easy to operate and putting a person inside the crane who is not well suited will put at risk him or her self along with other people at the site. For maintenance personnel, basic knowledge of electrical and hydraulic circuits are preferred. However, having the right problem solving attitude and good communication skills are a must. We always stress to our customers the importance of the selection process that way by the time we arrive the "weed out" process is over.
E-Crane® offers training both at our customer's facility and also at our own workshop. Back in our workshop we built a full scale mock up of an E-Crane® cab. The operators can sit in the seat and interact with all the joysticks and toggle switches just like the real thing. We also have the E-Crane® Electronic Machine Manager (EMM) display screen installed. This allows our engineers to show the operators and maintenance persons what types of information is available from the E-Crane® and how to interact with the display itself. The simulator cab is mobile so if your job site if too far away from our shop we can transport the cab ahead of time to get started on training.
Whether it is on site, or back at our shop, all training sessions begin in the classroom. We have developed state of the art training slides that literally give trainees a complete walk thru of their crane. We offer focused versions of our presentation depending on whether we are working with operators, electricians, mechanics, or maintenance personnel.
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