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GIS targets entertainment industry with LP series
11 January, 2017 Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS is replacing its LCH series with the LP series, offering entertainment rigging professionals a lifting solution tailored to their sector.
  • Emerson’s VRC on 220m-long offshore crane vessels
    Heerema Marine Contractors has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for the world’s largest semi-submersible offshore crane vessel, SSCV Sleipnir, currently under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore.
  • Huber adds Stahl equipment to Stone Gallery
    Huber Naturstein, the German partner of Italian natural stone dealer Antolini, has added a crane from Stahl-und Kranbau Oeder, crane-building partner of Stahl CraneSystems based in Southern Germany, to its showroom.
  • Gaylin opens facility in South Korea
    Singapore-headquartered Gaylin, a specialist supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment primarily to the oil and gas industry, has opened a new facility in Busan, South Korea.


Safety at height
14 November, 2016 Fall protection and fall arrest systems are a vital element in providing safe working conditions for overhead crane engineers. We look at recent news from work at height safety equipment providers, and a range of technical solutions.
  • Lifting knowledge
    CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is using an automatic hook from Elebia to lift and lower a 750kg concrete beam used for radiation tests at the Franco-Swiss site.
  • The odd couple
    A Modulift spreader bar was used to allow a dockside gantry crane and crawler to work in tandem.
  • Street at port
    Street Crane is helping Port of Blyth to enhance its fabrication services with a new Goliath crane.
  • Fall protection
    In all workplaces, careful planning, expertise, and the right equipment choices, are key to avoiding accidents. For Nik Wallenda, one of the seventh generation of the famous family of tight-rope walkers, safe rigging is paramount.


Staying afloat on the North Sea?
14 November, 2016 This month, I’ll be attending LiftEx, the Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Assocation’s (LEEA) UK trade show. Unlike bigger rivals, the event is tightly focussed on overhead lifting. While often busy for its size, it is on a scale that makes it possible to get around quickly and speak to all of the exhibitors in a day or two.
  • Measure for Measure
    In this month’s Hoist our focus is on inspection and testing. We have three articles that look at how testing equipment and inspection services are vital to crane selection, installation, and operation.