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Magnetic attraction
15 March, 2018
Czech Republic-based Axima manufactures a range of power systems for heavy lifting electromagnets.
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Get a grip 15 March, 2018 Automatic hook innovator Elebia has introduced the 5t-capacity C5 automatic lifting clamp, designed to work in pairs or multiple pairs to lift loads such as steel plates.
Regional Differences 15 March, 2018 Lifting equipment market conditions in Latin America rely on the local political climate, which affects commodities and projects. Paola De Pascali reports
Decom boom 15 March, 2018 Political and financial reasons put some new projects on hold but the nuclear business is still alive thanks to the prosperous decommissioning market. Paola De Pascali reports.
Good as new 15 March, 2018 Engineer Marcel Koenen of Brunssum, the Netherlands, has salvaged and restored a hoist from a demolished canal lock, and installed the machinery in his garden.
Tailor made 15 February, 2018 In a diverse marketplace, manufacturers of winches for the oil and gas sector are increasingly offering tailored solutions for customers, reports Tom Woerndl.
New thinking 15 February, 2018 Daniel Searle travelled to Weymouth, UK, to visit one of the lifting industry’s newest suppliers, Britlift.
Clearer outlook 15 February, 2018 The exhibitors at UK trade show LiftEx suggested that the UK market is ready to grow, once the uncertainty hanging over it has cleared. Daniel Searle reports.
Black star power 15 February, 2018 Pasico, the Ghana-based subsidiary of UK company Paterson Simons, has installed a 62t double girder crane at a power plant in the African country.
Taking control 24 January, 2018 The need for more data is one of the factors driving developments in crane and hoist controls. Keren Fallwell reports
Top liners 24 January, 2018 Sally Spencer reports on four recent applications of cranes in the shipbuilding sector.
On the up 24 January, 2018 Daniel Searle toured the mountains of northern Spain to speak to members of the crane industry, and found a local industry with a positive outlook. The first stop on the tour was crane manufacturer GH.
Tight fitting 22 January, 2018 A Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 mobile crane installed a gantry crane at the production hall of a company that manufactures models and moulds, in Biedenkopf in the state of Hesse, Germany.

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