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LATEST NEWS

Raise a glass: beer festival kit handled by Konecranes
15 February, 2019 The large ‘party tents’ that span Munich’s Oktoberfest are one of the icons of the festival, with enough room altogether for well over 100,000 revellers. Pletschacher, the Dasing-based company tasked with erecting the tents, employed a double-girder bridge crane and electric chain hoists supplied by Konecranes to assist the process.
  • SpanSet acquires share of CoreRFID
    SpanSet, a Swiss manufacturer of lifting and height safety products, has acquired a stake in UK-based CoreRFID, the developer of the CheckedOK system which helps companies to comply with rules on safety and maintenance inspections.
  • AMC acquired by Axel Johnson
    Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business group has acquired AMC, a developer of products and services for non-destructive testing of steel wire ropes, using its own sensor technologies.

LATEST FEATURES

Wood works
15 March, 2019 Wood, and products made from wood, can be strong, sustainable, and good-looking, and are increasingly in demand for everything from medium-rise buildings to flat-pack furniture. It is, though, awkward to handle. Julian Champkin looks at lifting kit for wood and timber.
  • Off the hook
    Specialised loads need specialised methods of attaching them to the lifting system. Julian Champkin looks at below-the-hook lifting devices.
  • States of development
    Product development is ongoing in the US lifting equipment sector. We spoke to some of the manufacturers in the sector about their latest innovations, and their plans for the year.
  • Chile con Crane
    Spanish manufacturer Jaso has supplied a demountable modular gantry crane for a tunnelling project in Chile.
  • Testing times
    Tom Woerndl looks at how crane owners and inspection companies can improve the safety of their test and inspection processes.


BLOGS

  • Promoting hoists is a huge but essential task
    I was explaining to a friend recently what it is specifically that I write about as a journalist. Before becoming editor of Hoist I worked on our other lifting title Cranes Today for a couple of years, which is a topic simple to explain to people who don’t work in our industry—tower cranes in particular are an everyday sight in towns and cities. It took a few sentences, though, for my mate—who admittedly has no background in engineering—to fully understand what we mean by a hoist.
  • Hoist in 2019 - something old,something new
    Firstly, happy new year, and welcome to 2019. Here at Hoist magazine, our new year’s resolutions are fairly straightforward—we’re planning to continue providing coverage of the industry with unrivalled levels of original content and a global reach, while aiming to build on the foundations of 2018 and carry on making the magazine better as we progress through the new year.