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BroadWeigh Wireless Load Monitoring Now Has Dedicated Flight Case
05 March, 2014 UK technology company Mantracourt Electronics has launched a custom designed flight case for its range of load monitoring equipment that targets the requirements of the entertainment industry.
  • APPI unveils new strap options
    Allied Power Products, Inc. (APPI) has unveiled the latest additions of strap options to its Columbia line of hook-mounted hoists.
  • Kalmar seals RTG contract
    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract by Hutchison Ports UK (HPUK) to convert four of its RTG cranes to full electrification operation.


A bespoke approach
11 April, 2014 Defining a food grade hoist and fulfilling customer needs requires a tailored approach, ensuring that there is no one size fits all mentality in this sector, finds Tim Sheahan.
  • Moving with the times
    Cable free controls using radio or infrared are becoming the norm for controlling hoists and overhead cranes.
  • Turning the tables
    As much of the world recovers from the economic downturn, it’s ironic that countries that werebuoyant throughout the global crisis are only now feeling the bite.
  • The bigger picture
    CeMAT 2014 takes place this May at the Hannover Messe in Germany. Designed to cater for all corners of the intralogistics industry, CeMAT is an essential event for the material-handling sector.


Recognising the stars of the show
11 April, 2014 Having recently returned from the US, it came as no surprise to read that more than 23,000 attendees descended on Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center last month for Modex 2014.
  • Showtime for 2014
    With Conexpo, Modex and CeMAT all taking place over the next three months, it is clear that the 2014 tradeshow calendar has started with a bang. If you’ve picked up a copy of Hoist in recent months, there is a strong chance that you’ve seen of our regular show previews or reviews.
  • Embracing the changing landscape
    Eastern Europe has long represented an exciting opportunity for companies operating in the material-handling sector. As we discuss in this issue, it’s a region that encompasses a diverse number of cultures, laws, and languages but agreeing on a definitive list of countries that make up this part of the world is often open to debate.
  • The need to move with the times?
    Welcome to this year’s final issue of Hoist. It has been 12 months characterised by innovation, developments, acquisitions and growth. Rather fittingly, all of these factors were perfectly encapsulated at November’s LiftEx exhibition, which took place at Bolton’s USN Arena in the UK.
  • Embracing the opportunities
    Commercial wind farms around the world all face the same challenges when it comes to ensuring they remain operational and efficient.