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HBC-Radiomatic complete Kentucky expansion
04 October, 2019 Remote control manufacturer HBC-Radiomatic has completed the expansion of its facility at Hebron, Kentucky, adding an extra 13,000sq ft of floor space.
  • Terminal cranes upgraded in Morocco
    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will upgrade the capabilities of four ZPMC ship-to-shore cranes in Morocco, on behalf of customer Eurogate Tanger.
  • Lifting device for US particle accelerator lab
    The Caldwell Group has manufactured a customised lifting device for use at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois. The project was awarded to Caldwell distributor John Sakash Copmany, also based in Illinois.


Taking control
13 December, 2019 There is a growing movement in the hoist sector towards wireless control systems that can ensure greater safety and less downtime for operators, as well as intelligent devices that provide increased levels of production data. Tom Woerndl reports.
  • Sim City
    Crane training in North America is being slowly revolutionised by increasingly affordable simulator systems. Daniel Searle reports.
  • Deep thinking
    Extracting minerals from below the earth takes big, and very specialised, hoisting gear. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Highly refined
    A manufacturer of equipment for refineries and power stations required an upgrade to its steel-handling cranes in Germany.
  • Steely resolve
    The Central-Eastern European markets remain solid despite industrial slowdown. Jaroslaw Adamowski reports from Warsaw.


Virtually the same as training on a real crane
13 December, 2019 If you were at this year’s LiftEx show last month, held in Milton Keynes in the UK, you may have seen me waving my arms in front of me, apparently unable to see and possibly lost in the delusions of a fantasy world.
  • Don’t look now: why print can still beat digital words
    When was the last time you actually finished reading an article on your phone? I don’t mean a short news piece about a politician with strange hair, or the World Cup (cricket or women’s soccer; your choice), or what one celebrity said about another celebrity—I mean a long, detailed article that takes more than a few moments to read, and which gives proper insight into a topic.