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Situational Awareness
25 January, 2017
Turck Banner is a joint venture between two sensor companies that brings a broad spread of products to the UK market. Keren Fallwell reports
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Working on the railroad 25 January, 2017 Sotiris Kanaris speaks to Richard Carr, CEO and MD of Mechan, about the company’s focus on the niche railway market.
Underground powerhouse 24 January, 2017 MHE-Demag recently supplied maintenance and repair cranes for a vast underground cavern at the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project.
Production expansion 24 January, 2017 At the end of 2016, MHE-Demag opened a new manufacturing plant in Malaysia. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to regional managing director Karl Tilkorn about the company’s strategy and market trends.
Self Directed 24 January, 2017 Top-Mech CEO Ter Leong Leng tells Bernadette Ballantyne how he has worked to build the company in a tough Malaysian market.
Completely hooked 24 January, 2017 Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF), based at Schiedam in the Netherlands, has completed the refurbishment of 12 giant lifting hooks for Tata Steel in IJmuiden.
Remotes go fishing 27 December, 2016 Seaquest Systems, a designer and manufacturer of equipment for fishing and offshore vessels, has chosen to use remote control systems from HBC-radiomatic (UK).
Driving Safety 27 December, 2016 Sotiris Kanaris visited ABB’s drive factory in Helsinki, Finland, and talked to product manager Risto Tiihonen about the company’s products and applications.
Industry 4.0 27 December, 2016 Manufacturers are taking the first steps towards making lifting equipment smarter, following on from trends to develop smarter factories in high-end manufacturing and the oil and gas industries, Bernadette Ballantyne Reports
Safety at height 14 November, 2016 Fall protection and fall arrest systems are a vital element in providing safe working conditions for overhead crane engineers. We look at recent news from work at height safety equipment providers, and a range of technical solutions.
Lifting knowledge 14 November, 2016 CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is using an automatic hook from Elebia to lift and lower a 750kg concrete beam used for radiation tests at the Franco-Swiss site.
The odd couple 14 November, 2016 A Modulift spreader bar was used to allow a dockside gantry crane and crawler to work in tandem.
Street at port 14 November, 2016 Street Crane is helping Port of Blyth to enhance its fabrication services with a new Goliath crane.

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