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Sling your hook
15 May, 2018
Slings are standard lifting kit and outwardly may seem to hardly change. But their safe use is always essential and developments may be in the offing, reports Julian Champkin.
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Science of growth 15 May, 2018 The European market is focusing on regular improvements to lifting technology to keep growth steady and positive. Daniel Searle reports from Logimat, Stuttgart.
Getting Heavy 15 May, 2018 Makers of trains, industrial machinery, prefabricated concrete elements and other heavy components may need to lift five tonnes or more. Julian Champkin reports on the heavy manufacturing sector.
GIS reaches high point 15 May, 2018 GIS produced four 5t-capacity electric chain hoists to assist the construction of a funicular railway in the mountains of its home country of Switzerland.
Smart tracking 27 April, 2018 A company with many tools needs to keep track of where they are and what they have done. Changes have come in tagging technology, and more are on their way. We look at developments in asset tracking technology.
Home and away 27 April, 2018 Innovation, exports and a strong domestic market are all contributing to a burgeoning market in Turkey. Daniel Searle reports.
Heat and dust 27 April, 2018 Cranes used in metal foundries must withstand the worst of working environments and for safety must do so with absolute reliability. Julian Champkin explores the world of process cranes.
Space craft 27 April, 2018 Mammoet used a space-saving method to erect a Konecranes Goliath crane at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turkey.
Magnetic attraction 15 March, 2018 Czech Republic-based Axima manufactures a range of power systems for heavy lifting electromagnets.
Get a grip 15 March, 2018 Automatic hook innovator Elebia has introduced the 5t-capacity C5 automatic lifting clamp, designed to work in pairs or multiple pairs to lift loads such as steel plates.
Regional Differences 15 March, 2018 Lifting equipment market conditions in Latin America rely on the local political climate, which affects commodities and projects. Paola De Pascali reports
Decom boom 15 March, 2018 Political and financial reasons put some new projects on hold but the nuclear business is still alive thanks to the prosperous decommissioning market. Paola De Pascali reports.
Good as new 15 March, 2018 Engineer Marcel Koenen of Brunssum, the Netherlands, has salvaged and restored a hoist from a demolished canal lock, and installed the machinery in his garden.