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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.

Latest HOIST Feature

New possibilities for Crosby and Straightpoint
19 June, 2019
Daniel Searle visited Straightpoint’s Havant premises to find out more about how the business will be adapting under its new owners, US rigging manufacturers Crosby Group.
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Sway away 19 June, 2019 Accomplished hoist operators can move a load without causing it to sway. But it is a skill acquired only with training and experience. Julian Champkin finds that anti-sway systems do even more than the name suggests.
Set the stage 19 June, 2019 The entertainment industry demands ever-greater spectacle, which means ever-greater demands on stage lifting technology. Julian Champkin is stage-struck.
Innovation showcase 19 June, 2019 Promat took place in Chicago in April, with crane and handling equipment manufacturers lining up alongside other members of the logistics industry. Daniel Searle attended.
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.
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.


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