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Steady growth the benchmark in interesting times
Monday, May 29, 2017 Iwas in Chicago last month, for the ProMat exhibition. It was my first time in the city, and certainly for the first half of the week its soubriquet of The Windy City proved accurate, with the path around the edge of Lake Michigan being temporarily closed due to large waves charging in—one person I spoke to claimed there would be 22ft waves, although from what I saw this may have been width rather than height.
Nuclear shows how specialised hoists can be
Tuesday, March 21, 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.
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

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