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Reid Lifting acquired by Pure Lifting
14 May, 2019 Reid Lifting, a UK-based manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, has been purchased by Pure Lifting, for an undisclosed amount.
  • R&M cranes installed at Indiana foundry
    Service Crane Co., which provides industrial cranes, workstation cranes and hoist systems, has installed six R&M crane systems at the newly-constructed Kimura Foundry America Inc. factory in Shelbyville, Indiana.
  • New site for HSI
    Handling Systems International (HSI) has purchased a new 57,000sq ft manufacturing facility in McCook, Illinois.
  • Brake maker expands sales team
    Pintsch Bubenzer, a manufacturer of disc and drum brakes for steel cranes and other severe-duty applications, has appointed Mike Sparks as regional sales manager and Jim Fields in service sales.


Chains of success
10 May, 2019 The chain hoist has been around for many years. Julian Champkin finds modern additions to a design that works.
  • Going Nuclear
    Both building and decommissioning nuclear plants imposes very special requirements on lifting gear. Julian Champkin finds the regulations as mountainous as the loads to be moved.
  • Mixed Growth
    Africa’s manufacturing sector may have previously gone through tumultuous times, but with recovering global commodity prices the sector is set to register growth that will fuel increased demand for various load lifting equipment designed to maximize quality production and ensure high level material handling processes. Shem Oirere reports.
  • Engine Room
    A jet engine maintenance facility in Brazil is using a highly automated system manufactured by Stahl Talhas for transporting engines.
  • Ocean drive
    Subsea lifting is used in a range of sectors, each with specific requirements. Julian Champkin investigates.


Contractors in the middle
14 May, 2019 Jack Hinsdale, president of South Carolina-based Material Handling Solutions, looks at the issues surrounding procuring cranes through contractors and how to address them.
  • Documentation requirements for manufacturers
    Denis Hogan, Performance and Special Projects Manager at The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), explains what lifting equipment related documentation needs to be provided by manufacturers and suppliers to assure customers of legal compliance.
  • It’s the time of year when the industry meets
    My visit to Logimat in Stuttgart last month was as fruitful and interesting as in 2018. Indeed, my only complaint—and this had nothing to do with the show itself—was that due to prior commitments I was only able to be at the exhibition for one full day.