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Expert market
10 December, 2018
The Italian crane market has a large number of independent manufacturers offering high-quality technology. With a new government elected earlier this year, Daniel Searle visited companies in the Milan region to discuss the market.
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Nucor leads on brake safety 16 November, 2018 Nucor, the biggest steel maker in the US, worked with Pintsch Bubenzer to retrofit emergency brakes on its cranes—as the brake manufacturer warns many other steel firms miss out on these important safety devices.
All aboard for R&M cranes at bus factory 16 November, 2018 R&M Materials Handling manufactured more than 40 cranes and hoists for a bus production facility in California.
We’re going to need a bigger hoist 16 November, 2018 Air Technical Industries developed a bespoke crane for handling particularly dangerous cargo—live sharks—at an aquarium in New York.
Skill sets 16 November, 2018 Overhead cranes may seem simple to operate, but mistakes and accidents can happen. Julian Champkin looks at training for operators.
Expert expansion 16 November, 2018 US handling equipment specialist PaR Systems set up its new UK facility earlier this year. Daniel Searle attended the opening last month.
Lift off 16 November, 2018 Konecranes has updated a rotary crane at the test facility for rocket drives at the German Aerospace Centre.
Broader horizons 09 October, 2018 Petteri Lempiainen, technical director at Finland-based Erikkila, says that the company’s integration with Kito Corporation will help it extend its sales network. Tom Woerndl reports.
Sail away 09 October, 2018 A davit crane manufactured by UK-based Reid Lifting has been installed at Calvert Trust Kielder, a specialised site for outdoors leisure pursuits, to allow disabled people to participate in watersports and other activities.
Trash converters 25 September, 2018 Waste-to-energy plants, which convert domestic or industrial waste and by-products into power, require reliable, efficient cranes, often with specialised bodywork and grabs. Julian Champkin looks at three examples, starting with a woodchip processing facility in Germany.
Rolling on rails 25 September, 2018 The overhead monorail is a simple and robust way of moving loads in a factory. It has a long history but, as Julian Champkin finds, it has a future as well.
Trump card 24 September, 2018 Erratic and controversial he may be, but Donald Trump’s business measures in the USA seem to have boosted industry in the country— albeit with some uncertainty. Daniel Searle reports.
Alping hand 21 September, 2018 Stahl CraneSystems supplied chain hoists used in a tunnelling project in Austria, working with French bespoke lifting solution developer Acimex.


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