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LATEST NEWS

Reid gantry assists solar pontoon
13 June, 2019 Modular floating pontoon supplier Northern Pontoon used a 3t-capacity lightweight gantry crane from Reid Lifting to anchor a solar power generation system on a UK reservoir.
  • Lifting fans
    Hoosier Crane worked with R&M Materials Handling to supply and install four load-turning cranes at New York Blower’s new facility.
  • 5t Liftket hoist ready to ship
    German manufacturer Liftket has added 5t electric chain hoists to its Speed Line, which are available to ship within 15 working days or less.
  • Wind energy project supplied by Jaso
    Spanish crane manufacturer Jaso has supplied three double-girder cranes to Eiffage Metal for the production of wind towers for wind turbines.

LATEST FEATURES

New possibilities for Crosby and Straightpoint
19 June, 2019 Daniel Searle visited Straightpoint’s Havant premises to find out more about how the business will be adapting under its new owners, US rigging manufacturers Crosby Group.
  • Sway away
    Accomplished hoist operators can move a load without causing it to sway. But it is a skill acquired only with training and experience. Julian Champkin finds that anti-sway systems do even more than the name suggests.
  • Set the stage
    The entertainment industry demands ever-greater spectacle, which means ever-greater demands on stage lifting technology. Julian Champkin is stage-struck.
  • Innovation showcase
    Promat took place in Chicago in April, with crane and handling equipment manufacturers lining up alongside other members of the logistics industry. Daniel Searle attended.
  • Chains of success
    The chain hoist has been around for many years. Julian Champkin finds modern additions to a design that works.


BLOGS

It’s exam time - but what happens after that?
19 June, 2019 It’s June, and that means a whole host of annual events and traditions will be taking place. Keeping up online with endless sporting competitions, such as the Cricket World Cup, the Women’s Football World Cup, and the Wimbledon tennis tournament, will all distract many a lesser editor from doing their job. It’s officially the start of the British summer, so it’s rained here for about nine consecutive days and I’ve got a cold. And for those at school and aged 16 or 18, the end of the academic year brings the promise of an early summer holiday — although only after exams have been negotiated.
  • Contractors in the middle
    Jack Hinsdale, president of South Carolina-based Material Handling Solutions, looks at the issues surrounding procuring cranes through contractors and how to address them.
  • Documentation requirements for manufacturers
    Denis Hogan, Performance and Special Projects Manager at The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), explains what lifting equipment related documentation needs to be provided by manufacturers and suppliers to assure customers of legal compliance.