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Lifting on the dock of the bay Mike Clark speaks to manufacturers of container and bulk handling equipment, and finds out how increasing traffic and changes to cargo flows are pushing demand for cranes around the world.
Picking up down under Phil Bishop takes the pulse of the crane industry in Australia and New Zealand and finds strengthening vital signs
Curtains up Mike Clark finds that new venues around the world are bringing new optimism to the theatrical rigging sector.
Anglo-Indian partners Street Crane, based in the English countryside, has recently formed a new partnership with K2 Cranes in Chennai, India.
Picking winners Economic turmoil bedevils Western Europe, but Phil Bishop finds there are still some companies that are finding work
Most prominent in the pages of this issue is a profile of the partnership formed between Karthigeya Group in Chennai and British independent manufacturer Street Crane. Under the deal, a...
Cable carrier keeps winch truck turning Aiming to produce cranes easily integrated into customers’ automated process lines to create the ‘ideal factory’, crane manufacturer CO.MAS turned to German firm KabelSchlepp to provide high-performance cable carrier systems.
Offshore all-rounders Aberdeen based EnerMech is making waves in the offshore sector, providing a range of cranes, lifting, rigging and hoist services to oil and gas exploration and production companies working in the North Sea, Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Cristina Brooks reports
Heavy investment With its roots in the industrial revolution, a world-beating reputation throughout much of the last century, and a decline over the last three decades, Bridon once looked like it might share the same fate as dozens of fallen British manufacturing giants. Will North asked CEO Jonathan Templeman about investing in making the company great again.
Turbulent times Phil Bishop reports on recent crane industry developments across the Middle East and North Africa and finds Saudi Arabia to be a particular focus of interest.
Buying an overhead travelling crane Anyone planning a new facility which requires overhead lifting must include an electric overhead travelling crane (EOTC) in the options they consider. The term encompasses a wide variety of designs which, between them, can provide a solution for virtually every situation. The starting point in coming to any decision is an understanding of the various types and their relative merits.
Kühnezug keeps it simple Kühnezug has focused for fifty years on manufacturing machines that are simple enough for customers to repair themselves. Phil Bishop reports.
Hold steady Renova AB is using a grab crane fitted with ABB anti-sway drives on waste handling duties at a facility in Gothenburg. A waste handling crane is using ABB industrial drives with anti-sway control to help improve the overall productivity of a waste-to-energy site in Sweden.
Tech-tonic shift Although nothing new to the material handling industry, increasingly rapid proliferation and evolution of RFID technology could prove to be a competitive advantage many may not be able to do without. Kevin Walsh reports.As history has shown, the advent of any new technology offers the ability to leapfrog to the front of the field for those who act quickly.
Cement moulds light as air Handel Sollevamenti has engineered a travelling chain hoist for cement producer Il Cantere for use in its mould manufacturing factory. Bruno Rivenotto, buyer at Cantere, had seen Handel Sollevamenti's work in another plant in the region. Cristina Brooks reports.
Biglift in a big pond Professional lifting equipment training to typical UK standards is in big demand across the globe. Kevin Walsh catches up with Biglift in the oil-rich nation of Angola.
Buyer's guide to lifting accessories – lifting beams and spreaders Concluding the new series of buyer’s guides, this month Derrick Bailes looks at lifting beams and spreaders. These items are frequently used in combination with many of the items already covered and can add considerably to the armoury of lifting accessories available to the rigger.