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Street CraneXpress sets training goals with new apprenticeship schemes
30 March, 2017 UK crane manufacturer Street CraneXpress has launched a series of initiatives as part of its four-year apprenticeship programme to train the next generation of fully-qualified workers.
  • Taking tracks
    Pelloby supplied a 10t trackless semi-portal crane to BMW Group’s Mini plant at Swindon, UK.
  • Hirschmann overload protection certified for gantry cranes
    TÜV Austria has certified Hirschmann’s cSCALE trueSafety control under the EN 15011 standard for bridge and gantry cranes, as well as under EN 13849, which covers design principals for safety-related control systems, and EN 62061, covering functional safety of electronic control systems.


Fuel Savers
21 March, 2017 Corvus Energy and integrators CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering have worked together to retrofit a number of diesel RTGs into hybrid diesel and LNG-battery cranes
  • The next stage
    Penny Hydraulics’ specialist division Penny Nuclear is currently focusing on decommissioning projects, with more expansion of the business to come. Daniel Searle reports.
  • Cask Handlers
    Paola De Pascali talks to global leading manufacturers of vertical and horizontal cask transporters about how to handle spent nuclear fuel.
  • Modular Lifts
    Eepos will showcase its Eepos One and Eepos Nano series of aluminium overhead cranes.


Nuclear shows how specialised hoists can be
21 March, 2017 Of all the sectors than employ hoists and overhead lifting equipment – and they are very many and varied – the nuclear power sector must be one of the most exacting in terms of the requirements demanded of the handling and transport kit used.
  • Spread the word in a few minutes
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contacting suppliers in the overhead lifting industry who are planning to exhibit at the forthcoming ProMat show, which will take place in Chicago over the first week of April.
  • Goodbye and hello
    After almost a year of editing Hoist directly, I’ll now be returning to my main role as group editor of our two lifting titles, Hoist, and our construction cranes magazine Cranes Today.
  • Lifting in the internet of things
    In this month’s issue, we have a series of articles looking at drives, controls, and sensors. Two of these articles look in depth at how cranes can make use of ‘smart’ and connected technologies.
  • Staying afloat on the North Sea?
    This month, I’ll be attending LiftEx, the Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Assocation’s (LEEA) UK trade show. Unlike bigger rivals, the event is tightly focussed on overhead lifting. While often busy for its size, it is on a scale that makes it possible to get around quickly and speak to all of the exhibitors in a day or two.