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SWF Krantechnik develops new light crane system
29 June, 2018 German crane manufacturer SWF Krantechnik has launched the ProfileMaster Plus, the latest addition to its portfolio of light crane systems for loads of up to 2t.
  • Heat exchanger manufacturer chooses Street
    UK crane company Street Crane has supplied six cranes to a manufacturer of heat exchangers, as part of an expansion at the manufacturer to meet growing customer demand.
  • New hoists from Columbus McKinnon
    Columbus McKinnon has launched the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK electric wire rope hoists, designed to offer reliable operation, high efficiency and long life, in the US market.


Money for new rope
20 July, 2018 The new, fifth, edition of ISO 4309 came out in 2017. It deals with ropes and rope safety in hoists. Julian Champkin looks at some of the issues involved.
  • Safety First
    Manufacturers of cranes for the metals distribution sector are designing their technologies to provide greater levels of safety for operators, while offering improved data analysis about the type of lifts they undertake. Tom Woerndl reports.
  • Innovate to expand
    Many of Europe’s major hoist manufacturers attended the CeMat and Messe Hannover show in Germany in late April. Daniel Searle attended the exhibition.
  • High water
    Verlinde has installed a gantry crane at a hydraulic engineering company in Algeria, replacing the existing crane that had been operating on the site for 30 years.
  • Hot Ticket
    Live performances in theatres and arenas are demanding sophisticated special effects, and sophisticated lifting gear to provide them. Julian Champkin reports.


  • Ready for the first industry catchups of 2018
    The evenings are still dark, the weather is still cold and wet, and the shops don’t know whether to stock Valentine’s Day cards, ready-mix pancake batter, or Easter eggs. It must be springtime.