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Spanco announces new scholarship winner
23 July, 2021
The Spanco Honor Scholarship is awarded every year through the Material Handling Education Foundation to a student studying industrial or mechanical engineering. This year, the scholarship has been awarded to MollyAnne Lloyd, a junior Industrial Engineering student at Penn State University.

Kristian Electric installs Gorbel’s Cleveland Tramrail system at UCVM
23 July, 2021
Kristian Electric has partnered with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) to install a Gorbel Cleveland Tramrail system at its Veterinary Medical Clinical Skills Building (CSB).

HMI cautions hoist owners and operators against side pulling a hoist
23 July, 2021
HMI (Hoist Manufacturers Institute) part of MHI the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association in the US, has warned owners and operators against performing a side pull of a hoist (defined as “any force or operating condition that restricts the load block, chain, wire rope, or web strap, and hoist body from forming a straight line with the direction of loading).

HMS Networks acquires 60% share in Owasys Advanced Wireless Devices
21 July, 2021
HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB, has acquired 60% of all shares in the Spanish company Owasys Advanced Wireless Devices, headquartered in Bilbao with 20 employees.

VDMA: ‘Without a strong & rapid expansion of renewable energies, we will not achieve the envisaged climate targets’
21 July, 2021
The "Fit for 55" climate package proposed by the EU Commission will permanently shape and change society and the economy in Europe, says Hartmut Rauen, deputy executive director, VDMA (the German machinery manufacturers’ association).

Manitowoc to acquire H&E Equipment Services
20 July, 2021
The Manitowoc Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the crane business of H&E Equipment Services, one of the largest rental equipment companies in the US.

BP, SSE Renewables, Scottish Power, Equinor and Ocean Winds submit bids for ScotWind
20 July, 2021
Crown Estate Scotland is holding a competitive tender for ScotWind, the seabed leasing for offshore wind, starting the process of examining each application and will confirm the level of interest this week as well as the next steps.

Sayal Crane Systems Makina A.Ş.
19 July, 2021
Sayal Crane Systems has merged high quality product and service efficiency system by blending its synergy based on 20 years sector experience with its innovative, increasing product functionality and underlining design aesthetic.

Dellner Bubenzer recruits MD, Latin America
15 July, 2021
Dellner Bubenzer has named Ezequiel Ivitz, managing director, Latin America.

JD Neuhaus on why it has upgraded its mini Food Grade hoist
15 July, 2021
JD Neuhaus (JDN) has updated its mini Food Grade hoist with a major upgrade to improve its performance.

J.D. Neuhaus installs 2 bee colonies as part of its growing sustainability efforts
15 July, 2021
J.D. Neuhaus, manufacturer of pneumatic lifting equipment, is shining a light on its sustainability efforts by installing two bee colonies at its site in Witten, Germany, where it employs up to 20,000 employees.

AAL delivers mobile gantry cranes to port of Oslo to deal with growing container volumes from Europe & Asia
14 July, 2021
AAL Shipping (AAL) has delivered four of the largest rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to the Port of Oslo, Norway. The new generation mobile units, measuring 36 m in height and 28 m in length, were transported from Taicang in China to Oslo aboard a ‘mega-size’ multipurpose vessel (MPV), the AAL Pusan.

LEEA partners with Dutch lifting equipment organisation EKH
14 July, 2021
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has partnered with Dutch organisation EKH (Erkende Keurbedrijven Hijs & Hefmiddelen), combining their high standards and expertise to support each other’s membership.

Rolls-Royce to develop ‘greener’ jet engines
13 July, 2021
Rolls-Royce has officially opened Testbed 80, the world’s largest and smartest indoor aerospace testbed, in Derby, UK and partnered with MDS Aero Support Corporation of Ottawa, Canada, on the design and construction of the facility.

Wizard lifts in OZ
13 July, 2021
Imports, labour shortages, long distances – the hoist industry in Australia and New Zealand is surviving all of these and the pandemic as well. Julian Champkin reports.

Suction control
13 July, 2021
With the advent of ‘cobots’, automated technology is becoming more advanced than ever before. Jenny Eagle gets to grips with the latest vacuum and manual handling equipment in manufacturing.

Pulp Faction
13 July, 2021
The paper and cardstock industry continues to see growth and challenges. While some mills are upgrading production capacity or investing in ergonomics, others are shutting down. Mike Straus looks at the factors driving industry trends.

Irugasa on a par with advanced motion control systems
13 July, 2021
From its beginnings as the UK arm of IKUSI, a Spanish-based radio control manufacturer, which was then integrated into Danfoss group in 2018, Irugasa Power Solutions has been providing remote control expertise to the UK market for over 25 years.

Hydro Power
13 July, 2021
International engineering firm Stantec has hired Ace Industries, which partnered with IMS, to upgrade the hoists on Duke Energy hydropower towers on Jocassee Lake dam in South Carolina, in the US.