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identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.
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Going up down under
The crane market in Oceania has been going through hard times. But Julian Champkin finds an air of anticipation and a refusal to give in.
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Through the roof
Digitalisation in hoist technology has brought us such things as antisway mechanisms, load monitoring, automatic speed control, and zone control. But as Julian Champkin reports, that is just the start.
John Bensalhia investigates the latest developments in hoisting equipment and machinery for the power generation industry
Apprenticeship pathway to the lifting industry’s future
Baz Trewhella, learning and development projects specialist at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), was tasked in 2018 to initiate a project for establishing an apprenticeship standard for the lifting industry. He explains the progress and scope of the initiative.
Best supporting tractor
A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.
Rigging it up
Julian Champkin looks at recent developments in the rigging and attachments sector.
On a roll
The paper and card manufacturing industry is on the up, and innovations in handling, logistics and maintenance are helping the sector to meet demand. Daniel Searle reports.
Middle east to move
The Middle East is oil-rich but unstable. Julian Champkin finds the market for lifting machinery has been on hold, but is poised to move upwards.
Accomplished hoist operators can move a load without causing it to sway. But it is a skill acquired only with training and experience. Julian Champkin finds that anti-sway systems do even more than the name suggests.
Set the stage
The entertainment industry demands ever-greater spectacle, which means ever-greater demands on stage lifting technology. Julian Champkin is stage-struck.
Promat took place in Chicago in April, with crane and handling equipment manufacturers lining up alongside other members of the logistics industry. Daniel Searle attended.
Chains of success
The chain hoist has been around for many years. Julian Champkin finds modern additions to a design that works.