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08 May, 2020
Logimat is a European showcase of new products from the lifting industry. Scheduled for March in Stuttgart, this year it was, as with almost all public events, cancelled. Julian Champkin presents some groundbreakers that would have been on show there.
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Training carries on 08 May, 2020 Training is of course essential, but what specific benefits does it bring? And how can technology help it to continue during the current crisis? Julian Champkin investigates.
Linked In 23 April, 2020 Chain hoists, manual or powered, have been around for many years. They tend to carry smaller loads than wire rope hoists, but their convenience and easy-to-handle nature makes them ubiquitous. Julian Champkin looks at the latest offerings.
International growth for Reid Lifting 23 April, 2020 UK-based Reid Lifting was acquired by Pure Lifting in mid-2019. Daniel Searle spoke to the company about their plans for the business under the new ownership.
Easy Street 22 April, 2020 Street Crane, based in the UK, has developed a web-based tool that will revolutionise how the company, and its global network of distributors, take and produce orders. Daniel Searle visited the company.
Container enthusiasm 22 April, 2020 Ports need to handle ever-growing volumes of container traffic, carried in ever-larger ships. Julian Champkin looks at how terminals are installing equipment to cope.
Magic Clamp 30 March, 2020 With hoists handling a wide range of loads, having the most effective hook or lifting attachment is key for operators. Tom Woerndl reviews recent developments in the sector.
Under the Sea 30 March, 2020 There are very few harsher environments than those in the depths of the ocean. Daniel Searle reports on the latest lifting technology for subsea applications.
Spread the cost 30 March, 2020 Singapore’s Bosch Rexroth has installed a Konecranes crane through the manufacturer’s Rentall plan.
Northern Resilience 30 March, 2020 The Canadian hoist market is holding its ground in spite of a broader slowdown tied to economic, political, and legal factors. Mike Straus reports from Canada’s Pacific Northwest.
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.
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.