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Two new limit switches from TER
04 April, 2019 TER has introduced two new position limit switches suitable for overhead cranes and hoists.
  • Liftket adds VFD to Star chain hoists
    German company Liftket has launched its new Star VFD range of electric chain hoists, featuring load-dependent, infinitely-variable speed control.
  • New London home for LGH
    Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has relocated its London depot from Rainham, Essex to the Crayside Industrial Estate in Crayford, with the new facility becoming operational at the start of 2019.


Ocean drive
18 April, 2019 Subsea lifting is used in a range of sectors, each with specific requirements. Julian Champkin investigates.
  • Creative processes
    Process cranes are crucial to many industries that need bulk handling of raw materials. Julian Champkin investigates.
  • Logical progression
    Daniel Searle attended the recent Logimat show in Stuttgart, Germany, to speak with exhibitors about their latest products, and their views on the prospects for the market in 2019.
  • Wood works
    Wood, and products made from wood, can be strong, sustainable, and good-looking, and are increasingly in demand for everything from medium-rise buildings to flat-pack furniture. It is, though, awkward to handle. Julian Champkin looks at lifting kit for wood and timber.
  • Off the hook
    Specialised loads need specialised methods of attaching them to the lifting system. Julian Champkin looks at below-the-hook lifting devices.


  • Promoting hoists is a huge but essential task
    I was explaining to a friend recently what it is specifically that I write about as a journalist. Before becoming editor of Hoist I worked on our other lifting title Cranes Today for a couple of years, which is a topic simple to explain to people who don’t work in our industry—tower cranes in particular are an everyday sight in towns and cities. It took a few sentences, though, for my mate—who admittedly has no background in engineering—to fully understand what we mean by a hoist.
  • Hoist in 2019 - something old,something new
    Firstly, happy new year, and welcome to 2019. Here at Hoist magazine, our new year’s resolutions are fairly straightforward—we’re planning to continue providing coverage of the industry with unrivalled levels of original content and a global reach, while aiming to build on the foundations of 2018 and carry on making the magazine better as we progress through the new year.