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LATEST NEWS

Cardboard mill installs Verlinde crane
25 October, 2018 Verlinde has installed a motorised VFM jib crane at France-based cardboard mill RDM, to handle ‘big bags’.
  • Arke position limit switch from TER
    TER has launched the Arke position limit switch, designed to control the movement of overhead travelling cranes, hoists and complex machine tools, particularly in harsh operating conditions.
  • SWF Krantechnik adds ATEX hoist
    Germany-based SWF Krantechnik has launched the ChainsterEX electric chain hoist, extending the company’s range of explosion-proof hoists which already includes the electric wire rope hoist NOVAex, the electric chain hoist SKex, the hand chain block CraftsterEX and the crane components CraneKitEX.
  • Moving specialist use Enerpac gantry
    Industrial moving specialist MJ van Riel used an Enerpac SL300 hydraulic gantry to assist with the precision installation of a sheet metal press brake in a low-height building.
  • Below-hook drum handling from Liftomatic
    Liftomatic Material Handling, based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has expanded its range of drum handling equipment with the introduction of the 3A-HD-BHDL below-hook drum handling system.

LATEST FEATURES

Broader horizons
09 October, 2018 Petteri Lempiainen, technical director at Finland-based Erikkila, says that the company’s integration with Kito Corporation will help it extend its sales network. Tom Woerndl reports.
  • Sail away
    A davit crane manufactured by UK-based Reid Lifting has been installed at Calvert Trust Kielder, a specialised site for outdoors leisure pursuits, to allow disabled people to participate in watersports and other activities.
  • Trash converters
    Waste-to-energy plants, which convert domestic or industrial waste and by-products into power, require reliable, efficient cranes, often with specialised bodywork and grabs. Julian Champkin looks at three examples, starting with a woodchip processing facility in Germany.
  • Rolling on rails
    The overhead monorail is a simple and robust way of moving loads in a factory. It has a long history but, as Julian Champkin finds, it has a future as well.
  • Trump card
    Erratic and controversial he may be, but Donald Trump’s business measures in the USA seem to have boosted industry in the country— albeit with some uncertainty. Daniel Searle reports.


BLOGS

  • Europe awaits with more visits this month
    The summer is coming to a gradual conclusion, and as companies get back up to speed after summer vacations across Europe, I’ll be knocking on a few doors this month to meet businesses and see how their operations work.