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New materials handling site chooses Street Crane
31 May, 2018 P.P Group, a UK-based materials manufacturer, has purchased ten overhead cranes from Street Cranes to install at its new £6m facility.
  • One winch, two modes, two uses
    Ingersoll Rand has unveiled what they say is a new concept that delivers greater safety in man-lifting operations. Their Hydraulic Force Series dual-purpose winch can operate in two separate modes, using two separate hydraulic motors of different powers.
  • GH launches twin hoist system
    Spain’s GH has introduced its Twin Hoist system, based on two synchronised hoists and designed to offer improved safety, performance and efficiency.
  • Bespoke Reid system provides motor control
    UK-based Reid Lifting, a manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, provided a customised version of its 1t-capacity Porta-Gantry system to a wastewater treatment facility in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.


Hot Ticket
14 June, 2018 Live performances in theatres and arenas are demanding sophisticated special effects, and sophisticated lifting gear to provide them. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Sway away
    Sway control devices are becoming ever more useful, and used. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Versatile handling
    Exhibitors at Modex in Atlanta, USA showcased innovations in a range of types of lifting equipment, as well as accessories that keep hoists at the cutting edge. Daniel Searle visited the show.
  • Bridge club
    Shuttlelift has supplied two DB Series RTGs to Oldcastle Precast, a bridge girder specialist in California.
  • Sling your hook
    Slings are standard lifting kit and outwardly may seem to hardly change. But their safe use is always essential and developments may be in the offing, reports Julian Champkin.


Twenty years and still going strong: Hoist celebrates
14 June, 2018 What was happening in the world in the early summer of 1998?
  • 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.