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GH launches Core+ Synchro
12 November, 2020 Spain’s GH Cranes has launched its Core+ Synchro system, which allows automated synchronisation of two hoists on one crane, regardless of their capacities and speeds. It allows two hoists movements to be adjusted to the load while offering continuous monitoring of them.
  • New Harrington Hoists HATSB spreader
    Part of the Kito Group, Harrington Hoists, based in Manheim, Pennsylvania has introduced its new HATSB model adjustable telescopic spreader beam, designed for outdoor construction or for places where headroom is not limited.
  • Jaso cranes for ArcelorMittal
    Spain-based Jaso has supplied a 250t-capacity liquid steel ladle handling crane to the ArcelorMittal plant in Differdange, Luxembourg. The crane is now working at full capacity in the manufacture of steel sections.


Working in a vacuum
24 November, 2020 Julian Champkin finds that vacuum lifting is proving useful in tackling social distancing needs, in the online retail industry and beyond.
  • Test of metal
    In the metals handling sector the three key words that crop up again and again are safety, monitoring and automation. Simon Hastelow reports.
  • Virtual Meet-up
    The inaugural Overhead Crane and Hoist Innovation Conference, rganised by Hoist magazine, took place in early October. Daniel Searle reports
  • Hot topic
    Enerpac SyncHoist lifting systems are being used at the world’s largest fusion experiment, in Southern France.
  • Work lift balance
    The “work smarter not harder” mantra seems to have pervaded all areas of industry. Fortunately the opportunities for the use of workstation cranes is also becoming wider with a greater choice of structural materials, lifting capacities and installation options all helping to open up the workplace to new solutions. Simon Hastelow reports.


Adapting the usual schedule to the new normal
23 November, 2020 I’ve worked on industry magazines for more than a decade and half now, and you get used to the various cycles that dictate what needs to be done at any given point in the month or year.
  • Last call to sign up for our virtual conference
    Stop reading this, please. You can come back afterwards, but for now please put down this copy of Hoist, or the device on which you’re reading your digital copy of our October issue, and head over to https://hoistinnovation.vfairs.com and register for our first online conference. If you’ve been passed this copy of the magazine by a colleague after they kept it for themselves in their office for a few days, then I’m afraid you might be reading this too late—the conference takes place on October 8th. Although it is available to view retrospectively for another 30 days after that date.
  • Our industry still has a trade show happening in 2020
    don’t normally tend to address the same topic in two consecutive comment pieces, but this month I’m going to make an exception and pick up where I left off in our August issue—that is, discussing our forthcoming online conference.
  • Tune in to the latest opinions with our webinars
    I’m of the opinion that there will always be a place for print media in everyday life; while the instant access of the internet makes online media extremely useful, there’s still a certain satisfaction to be had by picking up a magazine or newspaper, sitting down with it and reading it through.