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Buying a swing Jib Crane


Charlotte Ananda

There are a number of valid reasons to purchase a swing jib crane and they are a very versatile crane, which many businesses will find of use.

When purchasing a swing jib crane you should ensure it is what you and your company actually require. Swing jib cranes are idea for those that don’t wish to take up much floor space and provide maximum height and reach to allow the optimal use of a certain area which the jib crane works in.

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The weight lifted should also be considered and the standard range for which these cranes are lifted is around 3000KG – this means up to this weight the swing jib crane is probably the most cost effective lighting solution available and so it is used in many industries and is often seen in machine shops, manufacturing plants and is also ideal for on and offloading in stores.

Swinging jib cranes are easily fitted and their installation into a facility is done safely by engineers who are responsible and trained in doing this. They will look at where you wish to fit it and decide whether the floor is strong enough to fit the device and what can be done to ensure it is.

Most swing jib cranes are manufactured with a 270 degree slew and will stop at a specific distance of angle should there pressured going over the expected angle. These cranes are made for non aggressive use and don’t take a significant amount of abuse, though are very useful when treated properly and in the right hands.

One of the greatest things about these devices is that they are fitted with a wide range of options. This versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of uses and makes them extremely user friendly.

Over-braced jobs are also supplied by us and these can lift a load up to 8 metres in length and can also be fitted with a chain block, electric hoist, and a range of the standard equipment just like the standard jib crane.

Electrical hoists are easily fitted to these devices and make a major difference to the way they perform. These jibs become a lot less hassle free again when given electrical hoists. The jib can also be fitted with an isolator switch to ensure that the device is safe and easily turned off should any issues come about.

All of these factors mean that the swing crane offers a range of factors that make it perfect for a number of jobs indoors and outdoors across a wide range of industries. These factors, especially its huge versatility, have seen the crane become one of our most popular cranes available and is a good reason for why you should consider it when purchasing a crane for your business.

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The Software Engineering Body Of Knowledge (Swebok) Version 3

The Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK) Version 3



With the aim of establishing a baseline for the body of knowledge for the field of software engineering, the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) came up with a new international standard SWEBOK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge). SWEBOK defines the software engineering knowledge that practitioners should have after four years of practice.

The SWEBOK Guide:

* characterizes the contents of the

software engineering


* promotes a consistent view of software engineering worldwide

* clarifies software engineering\’s place with respect to other disciplines

* provides a foundation for training materials and curriculum development, and

* provides a basis for certification and licensing of software engineers

The SWEBOK Guide (2004 Version) is also known as Technical Report ISO/IEC TR 19759. The 2004 edition of the SWEBOK guide defines ten knowledge areas (KAs) within the field of software engineering:

1. Software requirements

2. Software design

3. Software construction

4. Software testing

5. Software maintenance

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6. Software configuration management

7. Software engineering management (Engineering management)

8. Software engineering process

9. Software engineering tools and methods

10. Software quality

The SWEBOK also defines disciplines related to software engineering:

* Computer engineering

* Computer science

* Management

* Mathematics

* Quality management

* Software ergonomics (Cognitive ergonomics)

* Systems engineering


IEEE Computer Society

is in the process of refreshing the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK)–adding new knowledge areas (KAs) and revising others. Changes to

the SWEBOK Guide include:

* Updating of topic descriptions in the 2004 version

* Inclusion of topics that have gained general acceptance since 2004

* Retirement of topics that are no longer relevant

* Addition of five new knowledge areas (KAs) that provide a guide to foundational knowledge in software engineering

* Better integration of the related disciplines

* Renaming and distribution of some material into different knowledge areas

The SWEBOK V3 has 15 KAs and the IEEE Computer Society is now soliciting public review comments for the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Of the 15 KAs, nine KAs have completed public review; three KAs are currently available for public review and three yet to be reviewed.The nine KAs that have completed public review are:

1. Software Construction

2. Software Configuration Management

3. Computing Foundations

4. Software Engineering Models and Methods

5. Software Maintenance

6. Mathematical Foundations

7. Software Design

8. Software Engineering Management

9. Software Engineering Professional Practice

The three KAs that are currently open for public review are:

1. Software Engineering Economics

2. Software Requirements

3. Software Testing

The three KAs left to be reviewed are:

1. Engineering Foundations

2. Software Engineering Process

3. Software Quality

The SWEBOK V3 is to be released in mid 2013.

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