Features

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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Vote of confidence
17 February, 2020
Despite economic challenges in Central Europe exacerbated by Brexit and US-led protectionist policies, hoist suppliers remain bullish about future sales in the region. Tom Woerndl reports.
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Brake time 17 February, 2020 Variable frequency drive technology and specialised systems are helping to optimise the performance and versatility of today’s crane and hoist brakes. Daniel Searle reports.
Process driven 17 February, 2020 Heavy-duty, high capacity process cranes are being engineered to offer greater levels of safety and operational flexibility, reports Tom Woerndl.
Platinum service 17 February, 2020 Condra has responded to increasing demand in the mining sector for automated lifting and handling with its first fully-automated crane, delivered to a platinum mine.
Scaling the heights 09 January, 2020 Monitoring loads is key for operator safety and the long-term health of lifting equipment. Daniel Searle and Julian Champkin report.
Top Gear 09 January, 2020 About 30,000 separate parts come together to make a single car. A single delay on the assembly line can be disastrous. Julian Champkin looks at lifting requirements in the automotive industry.
Keyn Interest 09 January, 2020 LiftEx 2019 took place in Milton Keynes in November. Daniel Searle reports from the show on some of the products that were launched during the event.
QUAY SKILLS 09 January, 2020 A ship-to-shore crane constructed at a port in Lisbon had to be jacked up and moved to its final position on the quayside.
Taking control 13 December, 2019 There is a growing movement in the hoist sector towards wireless control systems that can ensure greater safety and less downtime for operators, as well as intelligent devices that provide increased levels of production data. Tom Woerndl reports.
Sim City 13 December, 2019 Crane training in North America is being slowly revolutionised by increasingly affordable simulator systems. Daniel Searle reports.
Deep thinking 13 December, 2019 Extracting minerals from below the earth takes big, and very specialised, hoisting gear. Julian Champkin reports.
Highly refined 13 December, 2019 A manufacturer of equipment for refineries and power stations required an upgrade to its steel-handling cranes in Germany.
Steely resolve 22 November, 2019 The Central-Eastern European markets remain solid despite industrial slowdown. Jaroslaw Adamowski reports from Warsaw.


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