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The Impact of Automation on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
12 February, 2021 By Peter Stipan, Global Director of Automation, Columbus McKinnon Corporation
  • Kristian Electric on the challenges of maintaining productivity during covid-19
    Covid-19 has created difficulty across every industry. Many businesses are struggling to survive, some even closing their doors for good due to the economic strain put on their company. Others have remained in operation, but with limited employees and stringent health mandates in place. The construction and manufacturing industries are likewise facing their own operational predicament brought on by the pandemic.
  • Third time lucky as Street Cranexpress strikes gold
    Street Cranexpress (SCE) is celebrating after winning a gold award at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards – the UK’s longest-running industry awards scheme – for its health and safety standards working with its clients and at its premises in Sheffield.


From Russia with Love
17 February, 2021 Despite the Covid-19 pandemic the industry is continuing to make investments, building new plants, upgrading existing cranes, seeing a rise in electric car sales and foreign companies expanding in Russia
  • Raising a storm
    2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic and the prospect of Brexit between them made it a year to remember, though perhaps not for the right reasons. Julian Champkin looks at how the UK lifting market weathered the storm and how it is looking forward to 2021.
  • Weigh it up
    Load monitoring can be split into two main areas: overload protection and remote monitoring. Almost every crane will be fitted with one, if not both, systems which can be used to enhance safety and productivity. Simon Hastelow reports.
  • Crouching Tiger Rises
    Asia is an economy in expansion. Julian Champkin investigates the lifting market there.
  • Rope swing
    Synthetic rope from DSM’s HMPE fibre Dyneema has been produced for many years, and is now making the move into various specialised applications in the hoist industry. Daniel Searle reports.


New beginnings to bring in the new year
18 January, 2021 While I know it’s a cliche to suggest that the beginning of a new year will bring about changes, it seems that this year that old chestnut will actually prove correct.
  • Archives a great resource for all but predictions
    One of the ways in which Hoist can be read is not just on a monthly basis, when your issue reaches your physical mailbox or electronic mailbox, but also as part of an ever-increasing archive of industry insight.
  • Adapting the usual schedule to the new normal
    I’ve worked on industry magazines for more than a decade and half now, and you get used to the various cycles that dictate what needs to be done at any given point in the month or year.
  • Last call to sign up for our virtual conference
    Stop reading this, please. You can come back afterwards, but for now please put down this copy of Hoist, or the device on which you’re reading your digital copy of our October issue, and head over to https://hoistinnovation.vfairs.com and register for our first online conference. If you’ve been passed this copy of the magazine by a colleague after they kept it for themselves in their office for a few days, then I’m afraid you might be reading this too late—the conference takes place on October 8th. Although it is available to view retrospectively for another 30 days after that date.
  • Our industry still has a trade show happening in 2020
    don’t normally tend to address the same topic in two consecutive comment pieces, but this month I’m going to make an exception and pick up where I left off in our August issue—that is, discussing our forthcoming online conference.