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Best supporting tractor
16 August, 2019
A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.

Container terminal expands fleet of automated RTGs
16 August, 2019
The Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) container handling terminal in Central Java, Indonesia, recently extended the world’s first commercially-operated fleet of Konecranes automated rubber tyre gantry (ARTG) cranes with the addition of nine new cranes, bringing the terminal’s total to 20. The original ARTGs had already operated successfully for more than two years.

EMH launches enhanced EG Series hoist
16 August, 2019
Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced its EG Series hoist, which offers additional features to its E Series hoist for single-girder cranes.

New configurations for Demag KBK crane
16 August, 2019
UK-based Demag Cranes & Components has added overhung and extending configurations to its KBK Aluline light crane system, to suit applications where there is a requirement to move loads beyond the dimensions of the crane runway span.

Bridge crane removed from Indiana steel facility
16 August, 2019
Smith Erectors put together a complete rigging system, incorporating eight custom-made heavy-lift slings from Cortland, to remove a 20-year-old, 300t bridge crane from a Steel Dynamics Incorporated (SDI) steel mill in Indiana.

System keeps Eagle eye on crane movements
16 August, 2019
Spain-based Airpes has launched its Eagle black box system, designed to monitor and log the hoist, trolley and bridge movements of high duty cycle cranes and hoists.

Going up down under
08 August, 2019
The crane market in Oceania has been going through hard times. But Julian Champkin finds an air of anticipation and a refusal to give in.

Through the roof
08 August, 2019
Digitalisation in hoist technology has brought us such things as antisway mechanisms, load monitoring, automatic speed control, and zone control. But as Julian Champkin reports, that is just the start.

Staying power
08 August, 2019
John Bensalhia investigates the latest developments in hoisting equipment and machinery for the power generation industry

Apprenticeship pathway to the lifting industry’s future
08 August, 2019
Baz Trewhella, learning and development projects specialist at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), was tasked in 2018 to initiate a project for establishing an apprenticeship standard for the lifting industry. He explains the progress and scope of the initiative.

Best supporting tractor
08 August, 2019
A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.

Digitalisation, automation and the human touch
08 August, 2019
Ever since computer scientists realised that silicon, as a semiconductor, had enormous potential for boosting processing power, the world as we know it has changed immeasurably.

Slide of the Valkyrie: Verlinde helps robot stay upright
05 August, 2019
Verlinde has supplied a hoist used as a fall-arrest mechanism for NASA’s Valkyrie humanoid robot, which is currently being tested at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Cranes and load cells at new trailer facility
05 August, 2019
A manufacturer of heavy equipment trailers has opened a new facility in South Dakota, fitted with a range of cranes and load monitoring equipment.

RSS oversee jib and beam tests at energy plant
05 August, 2019
UK-based Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has tested 24 jibs, runway beams and related hoists at a waste-to-energy plant in Wales.

Make the mould
05 August, 2019
Chinese automotive die manufacturer Shanghai Superior Die Technology (SSDT) has worked with Konecranes to help meet its targets for smart manufacturing.

Orders for Condra in Chile and Bulgaria
05 August, 2019
South African crane manufacturer Condra has secured orders for five cranes through both of its subsidiaries in Bulgaria and Chile.

Caldwell launches new spreader beam
05 August, 2019
Caldwell, founded in 1954, has expanded its spreader beam family with the addition of the Model 33 modular lifting beam system.

Rigging it up
29 July, 2019
Julian Champkin looks at recent developments in the rigging and attachments sector.

On a roll
29 July, 2019
The paper and card manufacturing industry is on the up, and innovations in handling, logistics and maintenance are helping the sector to meet demand. Daniel Searle reports.