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Nuclear shows how specialised hoists can be
21 March, 2017
Of all the sectors than employ hoists and overhead lifting equipment – and they are very many and varied – the nuclear power sector must be one of the most exacting in terms of the requirements demanded of the handling and transport kit used.
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Spread the word in a few minutes
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contacting suppliers in the overhead lifting industry who are planning to exhibit at the forthcoming ProMat show, which will take place in Chicago over the first week of April.
Goodbye and hello
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 After almost a year of editing Hoist directly, I’ll now be returning to my main role as group editor of our two lifting titles, Hoist, and our construction cranes magazine Cranes Today.
Lifting in the internet of things
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 In this month’s issue, we have a series of articles looking at drives, controls, and sensors. Two of these articles look in depth at how cranes can make use of ‘smart’ and connected technologies.
Staying afloat on the North Sea?
Monday, November 14, 2016 This month, I’ll be attending LiftEx, the Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Assocation’s (LEEA) UK trade show. Unlike bigger rivals, the event is tightly focussed on overhead lifting. While often busy for its size, it is on a scale that makes it possible to get around quickly and speak to all of the exhibitors in a day or two.
The beauty of simplicity
Monday, October 24, 2016
Measure for Measure
Monday, October 03, 2016 In this month’s Hoist our focus is on inspection and testing. We have three articles that look at how testing equipment and inspection services are vital to crane selection, installation, and operation.
Getting technical
Monday, August 22, 2016
Global connections
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Uncertain forecasts
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 It’s a typically unreliable summer here in London: last week we needed the heating on, yesterday there was torrential rain in the morning and bright sunshine in the evening. It’s the sort of summer where whatever clothes you put on in the morning, you’ll be cursing your choice by the afternoon; it’s almost a relief when the long grey drizzling British winter comes and you at least know to dress for another cold wet day.
Inspired Investment
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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