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Scaling the heights
09 January, 2020
Monitoring loads is key for operator safety and the long-term health of lifting equipment. Daniel Searle and Julian Champkin report.

Top Gear
09 January, 2020
About 30,000 separate parts come together to make a single car. A single delay on the assembly line can be disastrous. Julian Champkin looks at lifting requirements in the automotive industry.

Keyn Interest
09 January, 2020
LiftEx 2019 took place in Milton Keynes in November. Daniel Searle reports from the show on some of the products that were launched during the event.

QUAY SKILLS
09 January, 2020
A ship-to-shore crane constructed at a port in Lisbon had to be jacked up and moved to its final position on the quayside.

After the uncertainty: more uncertainty
09 January, 2020
Britain, as you may have heard, has had its fair share of political upheaval and public votes in the last few years. Three general elections, one advisory referendum on whether to leave the EU or not, and a lot of debate, both amongst the public and the politicians.

New benefits from Verlinde’s Eurochain VX
24 December, 2019
France-based hoist manufacturer Verlinde has introduced its new range of Eurochain VX electric chain hoists, designed for loads from 63kg through to 10t.

New chain hoist range from SWF Krantechnik
24 December, 2019
German hoist manufacturer SWF Krantechnik has launched the Athlo Chain, the company’s latest generation of chain hoists.

Liebherr offshore cranes set for Africa and Turkey
24 December, 2019
Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock is manufacturing a 30t offshore crane to be used by BP for supply and maintenance tasks on its Jack Up accommodation platform at its oil and gas operations next to the west coast of Africa.

More Liebherr STS cranes set for Bremerhaven
24 December, 2019
Liebherr Container Cranes has received an order for two megamax ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes for the MSC Gate Terminal Bremerhaven.

Major product launches from Konecranes
24 December, 2019
Konecranes has launched three new series of lifting systems, the S-series, M-series and C-series.

Plug in and lift with forthcoming Kito hoist
24 December, 2019
Kito will launch a new variation of its Kito EQ electric chain hoist in 2020, with the single-phase EQS model designed to work with 220–240 volt power supplies while still providing all of the advantages of the high-voltage version, says the manufacturer.

Rail lifting clamp developed by Elebia
24 December, 2019
Barcelona, Spain-based Elebia has launched the eTrack, a 2t-capacity remote-controlled rail-lifting clamp.

Explosion-proof crane installed in Nebraska
24 December, 2019
AFE Crane, based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, has installed a 5t-capacity Acco explosion-proof crane at a facility in Nebraska, for lifting bulk container bags in a hazardous area.

Virtually the same as training on a real crane
13 December, 2019
If you were at this year’s LiftEx show last month, held in Milton Keynes in the UK, you may have seen me waving my arms in front of me, apparently unable to see and possibly lost in the delusions of a fantasy world.

Taking control
13 December, 2019
There is a growing movement in the hoist sector towards wireless control systems that can ensure greater safety and less downtime for operators, as well as intelligent devices that provide increased levels of production data. Tom Woerndl reports.

Sim City
13 December, 2019
Crane training in North America is being slowly revolutionised by increasingly affordable simulator systems. Daniel Searle reports.

Deep thinking
13 December, 2019
Extracting minerals from below the earth takes big, and very specialised, hoisting gear. Julian Champkin reports.

Highly refined
13 December, 2019
A manufacturer of equipment for refineries and power stations required an upgrade to its steel-handling cranes in Germany.

Steely resolve
22 November, 2019
The Central-Eastern European markets remain solid despite industrial slowdown. Jaroslaw Adamowski reports from Warsaw.

Keep on running
22 November, 2019
Maintenance is an essential for safe operation of hoists. Julian Champkin looks at requirements and methods.