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New benefits from Verlinde’s Eurochain VX
24 December, 2019 France-based hoist manufacturer Verlinde has introduced its new range of Eurochain VX electric chain hoists, designed for loads from 63kg through to 10t.
  • Liebherr offshore cranes set for Africa and Turkey
    Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock is manufacturing a 30t offshore crane to be used by BP for supply and maintenance tasks on its Jack Up accommodation platform at its oil and gas operations next to the west coast of Africa.


Scaling the heights
09 January, 2020 Monitoring loads is key for operator safety and the long-term health of lifting equipment. Daniel Searle and Julian Champkin report.
  • Top Gear
    About 30,000 separate parts come together to make a single car. A single delay on the assembly line can be disastrous. Julian Champkin looks at lifting requirements in the automotive industry.
  • Keyn Interest
    LiftEx 2019 took place in Milton Keynes in November. Daniel Searle reports from the show on some of the products that were launched during the event.
    A ship-to-shore crane constructed at a port in Lisbon had to be jacked up and moved to its final position on the quayside.
  • Taking control
    There is a growing movement in the hoist sector towards wireless control systems that can ensure greater safety and less downtime for operators, as well as intelligent devices that provide increased levels of production data. Tom Woerndl reports.


After the uncertainty: more uncertainty
09 January, 2020 Britain, as you may have heard, has had its fair share of political upheaval and public votes in the last few years. Three general elections, one advisory referendum on whether to leave the EU or not, and a lot of debate, both amongst the public and the politicians.
  • Virtually the same as training on a real crane
    If you were at this year’s LiftEx show last month, held in Milton Keynes in the UK, you may have seen me waving my arms in front of me, apparently unable to see and possibly lost in the delusions of a fantasy world.