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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the HOIST editorial team, 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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Chains of success
10 May, 2019
The chain hoist has been around for many years. Julian Champkin finds modern additions to a design that works.
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Going Nuclear 10 May, 2019 Both building and decommissioning nuclear plants imposes very special requirements on lifting gear. Julian Champkin finds the regulations as mountainous as the loads to be moved.
Mixed Growth 10 May, 2019 Africa’s manufacturing sector may have previously gone through tumultuous times, but with recovering global commodity prices the sector is set to register growth that will fuel increased demand for various load lifting equipment designed to maximize quality production and ensure high level material handling processes. Shem Oirere reports.
Engine Room 09 May, 2019 A jet engine maintenance facility in Brazil is using a highly automated system manufactured by Stahl Talhas for transporting engines.
Ocean drive 18 April, 2019 Subsea lifting is used in a range of sectors, each with specific requirements. Julian Champkin investigates.
Creative processes 18 April, 2019 Process cranes are crucial to many industries that need bulk handling of raw materials. Julian Champkin investigates.
Logical progression 18 April, 2019 Daniel Searle attended the recent Logimat show in Stuttgart, Germany, to speak with exhibitors about their latest products, and their views on the prospects for the market in 2019.
Wood works 15 March, 2019 Wood, and products made from wood, can be strong, sustainable, and good-looking, and are increasingly in demand for everything from medium-rise buildings to flat-pack furniture. It is, though, awkward to handle. Julian Champkin looks at lifting kit for wood and timber.
Off the hook 14 March, 2019 Specialised loads need specialised methods of attaching them to the lifting system. Julian Champkin looks at below-the-hook lifting devices.
States of development 14 March, 2019 Product development is ongoing in the US lifting equipment sector. We spoke to some of the manufacturers in the sector about their latest innovations, and their plans for the year.
Chile con Crane 14 March, 2019 Spanish manufacturer Jaso has supplied a demountable modular gantry crane for a tunnelling project in Chile.
Testing times 11 February, 2019 Tom Woerndl looks at how crane owners and inspection companies can improve the safety of their test and inspection processes.
To boldly hoist 11 February, 2019 The aerospace sector demands heavy lifting, delicate handling, and precise positioning. Julian Champkin looks at the hoisting and lifting machinery that is needed.


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