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The latest news and publications written by or featuring Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A). Find exciting news related to our structural, mechanical and crane engineering services.

News and Publications

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Machinery Alignment

Sep 1, 2023

Overhead Crane and Hoist

Generally the faster a crane operates, the more critical alignment becomes.

Firms spring into sustainable action

Jul 18, 2023

Hoist Magazine

Hoist Magazine Editor was impressed by CP&A's answer to an interview question, "what sustainability practices does your company employ?"

Is Hiring a Consultant Better than an Employee?

Jun 1, 2023

Material Handling Wholesaler

In a challenging hiring environment, it may make more sense to hire a consultant instead of an employee.

Infrastructure Bill won't bridge all gaps

Jan 17, 2023

Lift and Hoist International

All industries can’t use the same barometer by which to measure the impact of the US infrastructure bill, says Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer at Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc (CP&A).

Making your Connections

Nov 1, 2022

Cranes Today

CP&A discusses under the hook attachments.

Container Cranes - Made in the US

Oct 1, 2022

World Cargo News

CP&A discusses a recent Buy-America RMG project and the outlook for container cranes made in the US.

BUEL in Control

May 1, 2022

World Cargo News

US Crane Consultancy Casper Phillips & Associates (CP&A) was hired by Bubenzer (before it became Dellner Bubenzer) to help it develop a test procedure and observe the testing of the Brake Only Snag System.

5G and Inspection

Mar 1, 2022

World Cargo News

Discussion on 5G IoT technology at Ports and impacts on inspection

Fall Protection Retrofit

Jan 4, 2022

Hoist Magazine

Casper, Phillips & Associates (CP&A) has designed and installed a bespoke fall protection system for a large commercial airplane supplier.

Crane interlock System

Nov 21, 2021

Hoist Magazine

CP&A has partnered with a commercial aircraft manufacturer to design an interlock system for two 10-ton capacity bridge cranes.

Gearbox Failure Root Cause

Sep 1, 2021

American Journal of Transportation

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CPA) recently completes remediation of three 40 metric ton capacity rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs)

Eagle Rock Aggregates' Import Berth

Aug 1, 2016


CP&A team up with Seabulk to design a new aggregate import berth.

World Record Sheet Pile

Mar 3, 2011

APE News

The world's largest (at the time) sheet pile was successfully driven using a special beam designed by CP&A.

Automation project for Tacoma?

Dec 8, 2010

World Cargo News

A US engineering firm is interested in teaming up with an industrial partner to help it to build a prototype of an automated yard concept it has developed and to help with the marketing.

Tapered Dual Diameter Drum

Oct 15, 2009

Hoist Magazine

A patented tapered dual diameter drum is a key element of a new fully mechanical system that, for container cranes, fulfils both overload safety and operational control over the container trim, list and skew (TLS).

Agrivoltaic Solar Array

Aug 24, 2023

Renewable Energy Magazine

Solagra hires CP&A to design two agrivoltaic solar arrays to be built at two UDel campuses to study solar power and crop production on farmland.

Seismic Upgrade Concept for Ship-to-Shore Cranes

Jun 5, 2023

Wire Rope Exchange

Discussion about retrofitting cranes with a seismic isolation system.

US Labor Shortages: Hard work finding the staff

Mar 23, 2023

Hoist Magazine

With the US facing labour shortages, supply chain issues and even talk of a recession, several businesses in the overhead crane industry describe what they are doing to help not only their customers, but themselves too.

Infastructure Bill Won't Bridge All Gaps

Jan 16, 2023

Wire Rope Exchange

All industries can’t use the same barometer by which to measure the impact of the U.S. infrastructure bill

CP&A Participates in Crane Automation Panel

Oct 25, 2022

Wire Rope Exchange

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CP&A) was among speakers at the Overhead Crane and Hoist Innovation Conference earlier this month (October).

CP&A participates in AAPA Panel

Jul 22, 2022

Hoist Magazine

CP&A joins Konecranes and Georgia Ports Authority for a panel discussion.

Handle with Care

Mar 1, 2022

Container Management

Increasing supply chain demand and its effect on container cranes.

Crane Fatigue and Rising Steel Costs

Jan 28, 2022

Hoist Magazine

Appearance on HoistTV

Company Spotlight

Jan 1, 2022

Wire Rope Exchange

An article highlighting the engineering services offered by CP&A.

New approach to seismic isolation for Asyaport

Sep 1, 2021

World Cargo News

CP&A develops new base isolation system for container cranes.

CP&A Remedies Gearbox Failure

Sep 1, 2021

Wire Rope Exchange

CP&A Remedies Gearbox Failure after Root Cause Analysis at Port

Money For Old Cranes

Oct 24, 2012

Hoist Magazine

Article discusses buying and selling of used container cranes

Conveying a message about Container Terminals

Feb 11, 2011

World Cargo News

Development progresses for a conveyor system for port automation.

Conveyor Support for RMG stacks

Dec 1, 2010

World Cargo News

Tacoma, US-based structural engineering and crane consultancy firm CP&A has come up with its own design aimed at supporting ASCs and other RMG

The 30 Container-per-hour Barrier

Aug 1, 2008

Cargo Business News

Over the past 50 years, container terminals have struggled to increase productivity beyond the 30 container per hour benchmark.

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