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Taking tracks
29 March, 2017 Pelloby supplied a 10t trackless semi-portal crane to BMW Group’s Mini plant at Swindon, UK.
  • Hirschmann overload protection certified for gantry cranes
    TÜV Austria has certified Hirschmann’s cSCALE trueSafety control under the EN 15011 standard for bridge and gantry cranes, as well as under EN 13849, which covers design principals for safety-related control systems, and EN 62061, covering functional safety of electronic control systems.


Situational Awareness
25 January, 2017 Turck Banner is a joint venture between two sensor companies that brings a broad spread of products to the UK market. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Working on the railroad
    Sotiris Kanaris speaks to Richard Carr, CEO and MD of Mechan, about the company’s focus on the niche railway market.
  • Underground powerhouse
    MHE-Demag recently supplied maintenance and repair cranes for a vast underground cavern at the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project.
  • Production expansion
    At the end of 2016, MHE-Demag opened a new manufacturing plant in Malaysia. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to regional managing director Karl Tilkorn about the company’s strategy and market trends.
  • Self Directed
    Top-Mech CEO Ter Leong Leng tells Bernadette Ballantyne how he has worked to build the company in a tough Malaysian market.


Goodbye and hello
24 January, 2017 After almost a year of editing Hoist directly, I’ll now be returning to my main role as group editor of our two lifting titles, Hoist, and our construction cranes magazine Cranes Today.
  • Lifting in the internet of things
    In this month’s issue, we have a series of articles looking at drives, controls, and sensors. Two of these articles look in depth at how cranes can make use of ‘smart’ and connected technologies.
  • Staying afloat on the North Sea?
    This month, I’ll be attending LiftEx, the Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Assocation’s (LEEA) UK trade show. Unlike bigger rivals, the event is tightly focussed on overhead lifting. While often busy for its size, it is on a scale that makes it possible to get around quickly and speak to all of the exhibitors in a day or two.
  • Measure for Measure
    In this month’s Hoist our focus is on inspection and testing. We have three articles that look at how testing equipment and inspection services are vital to crane selection, installation, and operation.