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Penny Hydraulics opens new manufacturing plant
09 October, 2017 UK family-owned lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has opened a new £2m manufacturing plant in Clowne, Derbyshire.
  • ZPMC Goliath crane available to purchase
    The 1,000t SWL Goliath Crane used to support the build of two of the UK Royal Navy’s QE Class aircraft carriers has completed its work on the projects and is available to the global crane market to purchase.
  • Rail replacement on time with Enerpac gantry
    A replacement rail bridge deck has been lifted by Osprey Heavy Lift using Enerpac’s hydraulic gantry system, a solution that avoids the potential for delays caused by high winds.


Sea change
10 October, 2017 Service providers and manufacturers are exploring new technologies to avoid any interruptions during offshore operations, and ensure safety even in harsh sea conditions. Paola De Pascali reports.
  • Driving forces
    Keren Fallwell looks at the motors and gearbox manufacturers powering the crane industry
  • life begins at 60
    Illinois-based Handling Systems International is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. But with new ownership and major expansion planned, the company is just getting started. Daniel Searle reports.
  • Driving progress
    Pelloby has installed two 35t double-girder cranes at a press shop at BMW Group’s Mini plant at Swindon, UK.
  • Clean machines
    Cleanroom processes make special demands on lifting equipment, which hoist manufacturers and distributors are only too pleased to accommodate. Sally Spencer reports


Getting on the road is the best experience
10 October, 2017 As I write this, I have just returned last week from a visit to various companies from our industry in Germany.
  • Technology helps lifting equipment to keep moving
    When you compare the bare bones of modern overhead lifting equipment to similar kit from decades ago, there are pretty clear similarities and indeed some aspects that haven’t changed much at all.
  • Looking ahead to the coming issues of Hoist
    It’s that time of year when, for many of you reading, work takes a back-seat and we can enjoy a well-earned break over the summer period. Here in the UK we don’t have a traditional widespread shutdown in quite the same manner as in some other countries, but nevertheless I will be spending a week in early August down in Cornwall. Planned activities include watching the boats rolling in to the bay and then watching them roll out again, and risking ejection from the region by publicly layering jam and cream on my scones in the order traditionally preferred by the neighbouring county of Devon.