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Load cell specialist integral to weather station lift
27 October, 2014 Straightpoint has supplied its 12t Loadlink Plus to UK-based Larkin Eng Services for the load test of a weather station's lifting points that is being used in Europe's first commercial floating offshore wind measurement campaign.


A fast track to success?
01 October, 2014 The automotive industry is a key contributor to China’s industrial growth, with recent figures surpassing many analysts’ expectations. We look at the role equipment manufacturers are playing in this burgeoning field.
  • Onward and upwards
    Vetter Krantechnik is celebrating its 125th year in business in 2014. The Haiger, Germany-based hoist and crane manufacturer explains that regular investment in research and development has been integral to the company’s ongoing success.
  • Driving innovation
    Drive technology is an integral part of the material handling equation. Such systems are essential in ensuring operational safety and process efficiency.
  • Innovation from tradition
    KULI Hebezeuge - Helmut Kempkes, the German family-owned crane and component manufacturer is enjoying a successful 2014. In this article, we speak to Oliver Riese, export manager at KULI, regarding the opportunities and challenges the business is facing in 2014 and beyond.
  • One step at a time...
    There is, depending on who you ask, a sense of cautious optimism returning to the US economy, which is having a positive impact on the level of growth taking place in the industrial construction sector. We look at some of the key projects taking place across North America.


Tried and tested?
24 September, 2014 In a year characterised by innovation and product development, as evidenced by a packed tradeshow calendar, it’s somewhat fi tting that a signifi cant number of key manufacturers in this industry are celebrating important anniversaries in 2014.
  • Finding the right balance
    The material-handling sector is a fast-moving, innovative industry. Customers are always on the look out for new technology, applications and services that will enable them to carry out their important roles more efficiently and effectively than before.
  • Global gathering
    "I estimate that orders worth more than ten billion Euros were initiated here - a new CeMAT record," explains Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the managing board at Deutsche Messe in charge of CeMAT.
  • Turning the tides?
    The performance of the economy in Western Europe, it can be argued, has been something of a "mixed bag" in recent months. While certain countries falter, the UK and Germany are among those leading the way with this latest economic recovery.
  • Recognising the stars of the show
    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.