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LATEST NEWS

Cardboard mill installs Verlinde crane
25 October, 2018 Verlinde has installed a motorised VFM jib crane at France-based cardboard mill RDM, to handle ‘big bags’.
  • 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.
  • Below-hook drum handling from Liftomatic
    Liftomatic Material Handling, based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has expanded its range of drum handling equipment with the introduction of the 3A-HD-BHDL below-hook drum handling system.

LATEST FEATURES

Nucor leads on brake safety
16 November, 2018 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.
  • Expert expansion
    US handling equipment specialist PaR Systems set up its new UK facility earlier this year. Daniel Searle attended the opening last month.


BLOGS

  • 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.