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SWF Krantechnik develops new light crane system
29 June, 2018 German crane manufacturer SWF Krantechnik has launched the ProfileMaster Plus, the latest addition to its portfolio of light crane systems for loads of up to 2t.
  • Heat exchanger manufacturer chooses Street
    UK crane company Street Crane has supplied six cranes to a manufacturer of heat exchangers, as part of an expansion at the manufacturer to meet growing customer demand.
  • New hoists from Columbus McKinnon
    Columbus McKinnon has launched the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK electric wire rope hoists, designed to offer reliable operation, high efficiency and long life, in the US market.


Hot Ticket
14 June, 2018 Live performances in theatres and arenas are demanding sophisticated special effects, and sophisticated lifting gear to provide them. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Sway away
    Sway control devices are becoming ever more useful, and used. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Versatile handling
    Exhibitors at Modex in Atlanta, USA showcased innovations in a range of types of lifting equipment, as well as accessories that keep hoists at the cutting edge. Daniel Searle visited the show.
  • Bridge club
    Shuttlelift has supplied two DB Series RTGs to Oldcastle Precast, a bridge girder specialist in California.
  • Sling your hook
    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.


Twenty years and still going strong: Hoist celebrates
14 June, 2018 What was happening in the world in the early summer of 1998?
  • 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.