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Tractor beams
10 December, 2018 R&M Materials Handling has manufactured a customised 10t crane for a forestry equipment dealership in the US.
  • Arke position limit switch from TER
    TER has launched the Arke position limit switch, designed to control the movement of overhead travelling cranes, hoists and complex machine tools, particularly in harsh operating conditions.
  • SWF Krantechnik adds ATEX hoist
    Germany-based SWF Krantechnik has launched the ChainsterEX electric chain hoist, extending the company’s range of explosion-proof hoists which already includes the electric wire rope hoist NOVAex, the electric chain hoist SKex, the hand chain block CraftsterEX and the crane components CraneKitEX.
  • Moving specialist use Enerpac gantry
    Industrial moving specialist MJ van Riel used an Enerpac SL300 hydraulic gantry to assist with the precision installation of a sheet metal press brake in a low-height building.


Expert market
10 December, 2018 The Italian crane market has a large number of independent manufacturers offering high-quality technology. With a new government elected earlier this year, Daniel Searle visited companies in the Milan region to discuss the market.
  • Nucor leads on brake safety
    Nucor, the biggest steel maker in the US, worked with Pintsch Bubenzer to retrofit emergency brakes on its cranes—as the brake manufacturer warns many other steel firms miss out on these important safety devices.
  • Skill sets
    Overhead cranes may seem simple to operate, but mistakes and accidents can happen. Julian Champkin looks at training for operators.


Planning ahead to ensure success for 2019
10 December, 2018 As we approach the turn of the year, it’s a necessity for any business to be planing ahead for 2019—and it’s no different for a trade magazine such as Hoist.
  • Europe awaits with more visits this month
    The summer is coming to a gradual conclusion, and as companies get back up to speed after summer vacations across Europe, I’ll be knocking on a few doors this month to meet businesses and see how their operations work.