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RSS modifies beam for steel manufacturer
17 January, 2019 Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has returned a 100t beam to Tata Steel UK’s plant at Port Talbot, Wales, following modification and testing.
  • Load cells assist personnel lifting
    A series of jib cranes being used for personnel lifting at a highway infrastructure project near Sydney, Australia were fitted with 3.25t-capacity cabled load shackles manufactured by Straightpoint.
  • Bright idea for slings from RSS
    Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has secured exclusive distribution rights in the UK for Miller Weblift’s range of slings with reflective strips.
  • UK’s Globestock launches debut davit
    UK companyGlobestock, a specialist in manufacturing load arrest systems, has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the G.Davit davit crane.


Driving up
18 January, 2019 Car and truck makers require huge numbers of hoists, lifts and winches in their factories. Julian Champkin investigates the lifting machinery that is used.
  • Weighing it up
    Load monitoring systems are part of the ever-increasing digital component of lifting technology. Julian Champkin looks at the latest developments.
  • Core strength
    Hoists from Stahl CraneSystems are assisting the dismantling process at the Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Germany.
  • Expert market
    The Italian crane market has a large number of independent manufacturers offering high-quality technology. With a new government elected earlier this year, Daniel Searle visited companies in the Milan region to discuss the market.
  • Nucor leads on brake safety
    Nucor, the biggest steel maker in the US, worked with Pintsch Bubenzer to retrofit emergency brakes on its cranes—as the brake manufacturer warns many other steel firms miss out on these important safety devices.


  • 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.