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Navigating the challenges of subsea lifting
30 March, 2020
It’s hard to imagine how difficult it must be to work in offshore conditions. Sure, you could start by looking out of the window, if you’ve lived in the UK during the last six months—we’re already up to the letter ‘D’ in the alphabet of named storms so far in 2020, and Ciara and Dennis have brought some pretty spectacularly bad weather with them in recent weeks—but, joking aside, that isn’t really a patch on the harshness of the conditions found on offshore wind farms, rigs, and so on.

Coil runnings
26 February, 2020
Germany-based Vollert supplied a fully-automated stacker crane to complement Bilstein Group’s new steel handling operations at its headquarters in Hagen-Hohenlimburg.

Titanic achievement: underwater film set equipped by Verlinde
26 February, 2020
Hoist manufacturer Verlinde has equipped the world’s first underwater film set, at the Lites cinema studio in Belgium.

Verlinde provides light crane system
26 February, 2020
Prefatec France, a manufacturer of prefabricated electrical installations for new or renovated buildings, contracted Verlinde to install equipment at the new extension to its production facility.

Kito and Harrington launch hoists
26 February, 2020
Japan-based Kito Corporation has launched its new TCH air hoist in Japan.

Jaso cranes lifting in renewables sector
26 February, 2020
Spain-based Jaso has manufactured five cranes for a new wind turbine plant in Argentina, through its Gruapa SRL production centre in the South American country.

New centre for Van Beest USA
26 February, 2020
The US business of Netherlands-based Van Beest—a manufacturer of shackles, hooks, and other lifting accessories—has moved to a new office and distribution centre in Houston.

Konecranes takes full ownership of MHE-Demag in Southeast Asia
26 February, 2020
Konecranes has signed an agreement to acquire the 50% stake held by partner Jebsen & Jessen in its MHE-Demag JV, for approximately €147m.

50 years for cable supplier
26 February, 2020
By Carpel, a manufacturer of power supply cables for hoists, has celebrated 50 years of business.

Vote of confidence
17 February, 2020
Despite economic challenges in Central Europe exacerbated by Brexit and US-led protectionist policies, hoist suppliers remain bullish about future sales in the region. Tom Woerndl reports.

Brake time
17 February, 2020
Variable frequency drive technology and specialised systems are helping to optimise the performance and versatility of today’s crane and hoist brakes. Daniel Searle reports.

Process driven
17 February, 2020
Heavy-duty, high capacity process cranes are being engineered to offer greater levels of safety and operational flexibility, reports Tom Woerndl.

Platinum service
17 February, 2020
Condra has responded to increasing demand in the mining sector for automated lifting and handling with its first fully-automated crane, delivered to a platinum mine.

Not Dry January, or Veganuary, but ‘Planuary’
17 February, 2020
I’m writing this in mid-to-late January, and so, inevitably, my social media feeds are gradually filling with jokes and memes about how interminably long the month seems to last.

ACE World Companies
29 January, 2020
Since 1987, ACE World Companies has supplied the industry with American-made, custom designed material handling solutions. A vast range of products, overhead cranes, gantry cranes, wire rope hoists, end trucks and transfer cars available in either standard or custom designs. We offer cranes and wire rope hoists in capacities 5 – 500 tons.

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.