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LATEST NEWS

Casar supplies new ropes for shipyard Goliath
12 April, 2018 Casar has supplied replacement ropes for a Goliath crane operating at the Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark.
  • Konecranes for plastic packaging machine maker
    ASB International, a manufacturer of production machinery for PET containers, has equipped its export-focused plant near Mumbai, India with some of Konecranes’ most advanced lifting technologies, with a view to improving quality, safety and cost-efficiency of operations.

LATEST FEATURES

Sling your hook
15 May, 2018 Slings are standard lifting kit and outwardly may seem to hardly change. But their safe use is always essential and developments may be in the offing, reports Julian Champkin.
  • Science of growth
    The European market is focusing on regular improvements to lifting technology to keep growth steady and positive. Daniel Searle reports from Logimat, Stuttgart.
  • Getting Heavy
    Makers of trains, industrial machinery, prefabricated concrete elements and other heavy components may need to lift five tonnes or more. Julian Champkin reports on the heavy manufacturing sector.
  • GIS reaches high point
    GIS produced four 5t-capacity electric chain hoists to assist the construction of a funicular railway in the mountains of its home country of Switzerland.
  • Smart tracking
    A company with many tools needs to keep track of where they are and what they have done. Changes have come in tagging technology, and more are on their way. We look at developments in asset tracking technology.


BLOGS

  • Ready for the first industry catchups of 2018
    The evenings are still dark, the weather is still cold and wet, and the shops don’t know whether to stock Valentine’s Day cards, ready-mix pancake batter, or Easter eggs. It must be springtime.
  • Setting out our plans for the new year
    Firstly, welcome back, for those of you who had a winter break. If you’re back in the office after celebrating Christmas and the New Year then you may well be reading this at your desk while trying to remember your computer password, or the door code, or which company it is you work for. It won’t take long for us all to be back into routine and back up to speed, though, and here at Hoist we’ll be getting straight back into our usual routine of visiting the industry around the world and reporting back.