European Crane Standards EN 13001-Series: Current status and future parts

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The international VDI “European Crane Standards EN 13001-Series” workshop will primarily cover the EN 13001 European Crane Standard series and its implications for businesses and individuals who are affected by it. Find out about the basic principles of the standard, its legal significance and why it has been developed.

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The crane industry is constantly evolving to meet the needs of both users and regulators. So are the rules and standards that govern the industry, which is why it is important for manufacturers, designers, purchasers and users to stay informed. The international VDI “European Crane Standards EN 13001-Series” workshop will cover why the EN 13001 series was developed, what you need to know when applying the standards and what will come in future.

You will gain deeper insights into the standards and learn to apply the classification system. Furthermore, you’ll acquire an understanding of the importance of fatigue calculation and the economic advantages of more detailed designs.

If you work with cranes in a European context, the international VDI “European Crane Standards EN 13001-Series” workshop is the ideal event to increase your knowledge and understanding and move your business higher.

Workshop content

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1. Day 09:00 to 17:00 / 2. Day 09:00 to 17:00


  • Welcome and Expectations
  • History
  • Legal significance
  • Structure and Hierarchy

General Principles

  • General objective
  • Consistent design and format
  • Crane model
  • Limit states versus allowable stress
  • Advantage and necessity for non-linear design

EN 13001 Part 1

  • List of hazards
  • General principles for proof calculation
  • Classification
  • Working cycles
  • Frequencies of loads
  • History parameters

++ Practical exercises

EN 13001 Part 2

  • What is considered as a load?
  • Load categories
  • Load combinations (static strength)
  • Regular loads
  • Favourable and unfavourable mass
  • Dynamic factors
  • Occasional and exceptional loads
  • Crane stability

++ Practical exercises

EN 13001 Part 3-1 (Steel Structures)

  • Materials
  • Proof of static strength (members, bolted connections, welded connections)
  • Proof of fatigue strength (concept)
  • Weld qualities, classification

EN 13001 Part 3-2 (Wire Ropes)

  • Vertical and non-vertical drives
  • Proof of static  strength
  • Proof of fatigue strength
  • Number of ropes
  • Bending Counts
  • Multilayer drums

++ Practical exercises

EN 13001 Part 3-3 (Wheel/Rail Contacts)

  • General objective
  • Line and point contacts
  • Hardness
  • Proof of static and fatigue strength

++ Practical exercises

EN 13001 Part 3-5 (Hooks)

  • Concept
  • Cumulated damage calculation
  • Presentation of load spectra

Draft EN 13001 Part 3-4 (Bearings)

Draft EN 13001 Part 3-6 (Hydraulic cylinders)

Drafts for shafts and gears

Who is this workshop for?

The international VDI “European Crane Standards EN 13001-Series” workshop is designed for professionals in the crane industry who work in the following capacities:

  • CEOs, Managing Directors, Technical Managers and Heads of Design Departments
  • Plant and System Designers
  • Plant and Production Managers (e.g. from metal or paper manufacturing, waste industry, warehousing)
  • Crane and Hoist Managers
  • Crane Application Engineers

Your workshop Chair, Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Wagner

Prof. Wagner was professor at the faculty of mechanical engineering at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

As chairman of ISO/TC96/SC10 und convenor of EN/TC147/WG2 (crane design in general) he has been actively involved in the development of EN 13001-Series for over 25 years.

Increase your knowledge – and your success.

Do you want to find out how the EN 13001 series standards affects and will affect crane development and operation? Are you interested in fatigue calculation and the economic advantages of more detailed designs? Then book your space at the international VDI “European Crane Standards EN 13001-Series” workshop now.

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