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LATEST NEWS

Two new gantry crane ranges from Verlinde
30 August, 2017 Verlinde has launched its VGI and VGIM gantry cranes, offering manual travel and powered travel respectively.
  • Six new cranes for pump manufacturer
    Street Crane has manufactured and installed six new overhead cranes at the expanded production facility of engineering company Hayward Tyler.
  • Conductix-Wampfler powers grand Reunion
    Conductix-Wampfler supplied power supply units to the world’s largest offshore gantry crane, which is being used to construct a new round around Reunion Island.

LATEST FEATURES

Clean machines
11 September, 2017 Cleanroom processes make special demands on lifting equipment, which hoist manufacturers and distributors are only too pleased to accommodate. Sally Spencer reports
  • Automation is the key
    Paola De Pascali finds that users in South East Asia are increasingly asking for smart features to enhance productivity and sustainability.
  • Energy Boost
    The Caspian is a growth region for many lifting equipment companies. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Big Issue
    A robust safety culture is driving the market in the heavy lifting sector of the crane industry. Paola De Pascali reports.
  • PUMPED UP
    Street Crane has manufactured and installed six new overhead cranes at the expanded production facility of engineering company Hayward Tyler.


BLOGS

Technology helps lifting equipment to keep moving
11 September, 2017 When you compare the bare bones of modern overhead lifting equipment to similar kit from decades ago, there are pretty clear similarities and indeed some aspects that haven’t changed much at all.
  • Looking ahead to the coming issues of Hoist
    It’s that time of year when, for many of you reading, work takes a back-seat and we can enjoy a well-earned break over the summer period. Here in the UK we don’t have a traditional widespread shutdown in quite the same manner as in some other countries, but nevertheless I will be spending a week in early August down in Cornwall. Planned activities include watching the boats rolling in to the bay and then watching them roll out again, and risking ejection from the region by publicly layering jam and cream on my scones in the order traditionally preferred by the neighbouring county of Devon.
  • Steady growth the benchmark in interesting times
    Iwas in Chicago last month, for the ProMat exhibition. It was my first time in the city, and certainly for the first half of the week its soubriquet of The Windy City proved accurate, with the path around the edge of Lake Michigan being temporarily closed due to large waves charging in—one person I spoke to claimed there would be 22ft waves, although from what I saw this may have been width rather than height.