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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

Northern heights
18 September, 2019 John Bensalhia takes a look at the North American hoist market, and reports on its notable projects, products and innovations.
  • Backs and basics
    Aching backs and pains in the joints are no longer acceptable as inevitable sideeffects of working life. Julian Champkin looks at how advances in ergonomic design and practice are helping to eliminating them.
  • Jumbo lifting
    High-capacity lifting is in ever-increasing demand. Julian Champkin looks at the market for hoists with capacities of 5t and above.
  • Weir’d Science
    A system for lifting boats past a hydropower dam on the Upper Rhine has been redesigned by Innokran, using Stahl CraneSystems hoists.
  • Going up down under
    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.


BLOGS

A safe industry is an attractive one for new workers
18 September, 2019 In this issue we have an article on ergonomics, and how this science is applied to lifting devices.
  • 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.