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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.


Verlinde making tracks
13 November, 2014 Verlinde hoists are playing a key role in the maintenance of train components in Spain.
  • Taking control of business
    The radio remote control segment of the material handling industry is a competitive marketplace. Ergonomic design, lightweight construction and, of course, reliable technology are key facets to this ever-changing sector
  • Calling in the experts
    When automation firm Metso Automation made the decision to move the production and administrative functions of its industrial valves division, it called on crane specialists Erikkila to equip its new facility. Hoist takes a look at the role it played.
  • Safety first in business
    John Williams, operations manager at Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) explains that help is at hand for businesses wanting to ensure that their health and safety standards meet changing legislation
  • Planning for the future
    The interlinked issues of training, health and safety are integral to efficient, safe working processes and practices. Manufacturers, suppliers and crane builders are constantly facing the challenge of ensuring that their working environments meet stringent, changing regulations.


One step forward
12 November, 2014 As the year begins to draw to a close, publishers have long since finalised their editorial agendas for the forthcoming 12 months.
  • Tried and tested?
    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.