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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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Repeat business 23 August, 2018 Jaso Industrial Cranes has supplied equipment for three stages of the hydropower complex in Guatemala, starting with Renace II, completed in 2011, and continuing today with Renace IV.
Long-term service 23 August, 2018 The Naresuan Dam was built between 1976 and 1985 to control the flow of the Nan River north of the city of Phitsaulok in Thailand. As part of its strategy to increase clean power generation, the Thai government is building a new 8.4MW hydropower plant at the site.
Power up 23 August, 2018 On-shore energy generation such as coalfired power stations and hydro-electric dams each have their own demands from their lifting equipment. Julian Champkin looks at three case studies.
Lift smart 23 August, 2018 The future of factories is the so-called ‘Industry 4.0’, the complete and seamlessly integrated digital control of a production line. Julian Champkin looks at the current state of the art in digitalisation of lifting technology.
GIS acquires long-term UK partner LTM 22 August, 2018 Lift Turn Move (LTM), a chain hoist and control specialist for the entertainment and industrial sectors, has been acquired by Swiss company GIS, whose products LTM has distributed for ten years.
A tool for every job 22 August, 2018 Indeva UK works with its Italian parent company to produce bespoke manual handling manipulators for almost any application. Daniel Searle visited the company.
A new era 22 August, 2018 With Brexit creating an uncertain landscape, Daniel Searle spoke to UK manufacturers about current and future opportunities. He visited Street Crane, a company planning large-scale growth.
Big bag theory 22 August, 2018 Kito has supplied a manufacturer of chemical products with electric chain hoists for lifting the ‘big bags’ used in the production process.
Money for new rope 20 July, 2018 The new, fifth, edition of ISO 4309 came out in 2017. It deals with ropes and rope safety in hoists. Julian Champkin looks at some of the issues involved.
Safety First 20 July, 2018 Manufacturers of cranes for the metals distribution sector are designing their technologies to provide greater levels of safety for operators, while offering improved data analysis about the type of lifts they undertake. Tom Woerndl reports.
Innovate to expand 20 July, 2018 Many of Europe’s major hoist manufacturers attended the CeMat and Messe Hannover show in Germany in late April. Daniel Searle attended the exhibition.
High water 20 July, 2018 Verlinde has installed a gantry crane at a hydraulic engineering company in Algeria, replacing the existing crane that had been operating on the site for 30 years.