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LATEST NEWS

Best supporting tractor
16 August, 2019 A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.
  • Container terminal expands fleet of automated RTGs
    The Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) container handling terminal in Central Java, Indonesia, recently extended the world’s first commercially-operated fleet of Konecranes automated rubber tyre gantry (ARTG) cranes with the addition of nine new cranes, bringing the terminal’s total to 20. The original ARTGs had already operated successfully for more than two years.
  • EMH launches enhanced EG Series hoist
    Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced its EG Series hoist, which offers additional features to its E Series hoist for single-girder cranes.
  • New configurations for Demag KBK crane
    UK-based Demag Cranes & Components has added overhung and extending configurations to its KBK Aluline light crane system, to suit applications where there is a requirement to move loads beyond the dimensions of the crane runway span.
  • Bridge crane removed from Indiana steel facility
    Smith Erectors put together a complete rigging system, incorporating eight custom-made heavy-lift slings from Cortland, to remove a 20-year-old, 300t bridge crane from a Steel Dynamics Incorporated (SDI) steel mill in Indiana.

LATEST FEATURES

Going up down under
08 August, 2019 The crane market in Oceania has been going through hard times. But Julian Champkin finds an air of anticipation and a refusal to give in.
  • Through the roof
    Digitalisation in hoist technology has brought us such things as antisway mechanisms, load monitoring, automatic speed control, and zone control. But as Julian Champkin reports, that is just the start.
  • Staying power
    John Bensalhia investigates the latest developments in hoisting equipment and machinery for the power generation industry
  • Apprenticeship pathway to the lifting industry’s future
    Baz Trewhella, learning and development projects specialist at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), was tasked in 2018 to initiate a project for establishing an apprenticeship standard for the lifting industry. He explains the progress and scope of the initiative.
  • Best supporting tractor
    A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.


BLOGS

Digitalisation, automation and the human touch
08 August, 2019 Ever since computer scientists realised that silicon, as a semiconductor, had enormous potential for boosting processing power, the world as we know it has changed immeasurably.
  • Don’t look now: why print can still beat digital words
    When was the last time you actually finished reading an article on your phone? I don’t mean a short news piece about a politician with strange hair, or the World Cup (cricket or women’s soccer; your choice), or what one celebrity said about another celebrity—I mean a long, detailed article that takes more than a few moments to read, and which gives proper insight into a topic.
  • It’s exam time - but what happens after that?
    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.