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Galvanising plant adds new Pelloby crane
17 May, 2017 Pelloby has installed a 4t crane at a galvanising facility in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, to replace the existing overhead crane at the plant.
  • RTGs set for Israeli logistics centre
    Konecranes will supply two Boxhunter rubber-tired gantry cranes to a logistics centre in Ashdod, Israel on behalf of the Gold Bond Group (Conterm).
  • Liftal becomes ATEX certified
    Liftal, a full-service specialist in hoisting technology and fall protection, has been named an ATEX/IECEx Certified Service Facility.
  • Steady transfer
    Ampelmann’s E1000 motion-compensated access system, which features a gangway that transforms into a crane boom, is operational at Germany’s first commercial offshore windfarm.


Unshakable truss
25 April, 2017 The versatility of PaR Systems’ TensileTruss made it suitable for assisting with various jobs at a highly specialised project—the clean-up operation at the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
  • Pipe show
    An engineering company has rented a top-slewing crane from Steenhoff, Potain’s dealer in East Frisia, Germany.
  • Full beam
    An Indonesian manufacturer of pre-stressed concrete beams has installed 16 CXT overhead cranes from Konecranes to optimise production at its plant in Surabaya.
  • On the right track
    Identifying and keeping track of lifting equipment is crucial in order to conduct and record the many inspection protocols that are required by law. Sally Spencer reports
  • Call the hire Brigade
    For some industries, particularly the offshore oil and gas sector, renting lifting equipment is preferable to buying it. Sally Spencer reports.


Renting can make life easier and more efficient
25 April, 2017 As a recent housebuyer, I’ve become very aware of two things—firstly, the fact that a small flat in the south of England will cost you more than the three-bedroom semi-detached house your friend bought in the north-west, and secondly, there are advantages to both buying and renting a property.
  • Nuclear shows how specialised hoists can be
    Of all the sectors than employ hoists and overhead lifting equipment – and they are very many and varied – the nuclear power sector must be one of the most exacting in terms of the requirements demanded of the handling and transport kit used.
  • Spread the word in a few minutes
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contacting suppliers in the overhead lifting industry who are planning to exhibit at the forthcoming ProMat show, which will take place in Chicago over the first week of April.
  • Goodbye and hello
    After almost a year of editing Hoist directly, I’ll now be returning to my main role as group editor of our two lifting titles, Hoist, and our construction cranes magazine Cranes Today.
  • Lifting in the internet of things
    In this month’s issue, we have a series of articles looking at drives, controls, and sensors. Two of these articles look in depth at how cranes can make use of ‘smart’ and connected technologies.