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Push The Right Buttons
23 December, 2020
Even though the standard pendant control is still found attached to many industrial hoists, remote controls have become ubiquitous in almost every sector. Simon Hastelow reports.
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Can you dig it? 23 December, 2020 The mining industry relies on highly-specialised lifting equipment for maximum efficiency and minimal downtime. Daniel Searle spoke to some of the leading manufacturers in the sector.
Swift recovery 23 December, 2020 All eyes have been on the USA; its pandemic response and its election have disrupted business and made forecasting and planning more than problematic. How has the market for lifting gear coped? And will 2021 be easier? Julian Champkin reports.
What a treat 23 December, 2020 A modern waste processing plant in Spain ordered cranes and hoists from compatriot manufacturer Jaso.
Working in a vacuum 24 November, 2020 Julian Champkin finds that vacuum lifting is proving useful in tackling social distancing needs, in the online retail industry and beyond.
Test of metal 24 November, 2020 In the metals handling sector the three key words that crop up again and again are safety, monitoring and automation. Simon Hastelow reports.
Virtual Meet-up 24 November, 2020 The inaugural Overhead Crane and Hoist Innovation Conference, rganised by Hoist magazine, took place in early October. Daniel Searle reports
Hot topic 24 November, 2020 Enerpac SyncHoist lifting systems are being used at the world’s largest fusion experiment, in Southern France.
Work lift balance 23 November, 2020 The “work smarter not harder” mantra seems to have pervaded all areas of industry. Fortunately the opportunities for the use of workstation cranes is also becoming wider with a greater choice of structural materials, lifting capacities and installation options all helping to open up the workplace to new solutions. Simon Hastelow reports.
Paperless inspection technology 23 November, 2020 Karl Ahlgren, marketing manager at Pervidi, discusses the benefits of digitalising inspection.
Consistent performance 23 November, 2020 New technologies and partnerships are improving maintenance and inspection in our industry. Daniel Searle reports.
The long way round 23 November, 2020 A ship-to-shore container crane from Sany has been delivered to its new owners in Latvia, after a monumental effort from the manufacturer’s team.
Getting heavy 15 October, 2020 Heavy lifting hoists and overhead cranes are more than just scaled-up versions of smaller systems. Julian Champkin investigates.