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To boldly hoist The aerospace sector demands heavy lifting, delicate handling, and precise positioning. Julian Champkin looks at the hoisting and lifting machinery that is needed.
Innovations on show at UK’s liftex The LiftEx trade show took place in Milton Keynes, UK towards the end of 2018, with a host of innovations on show. Daniel Searle attended the event.
Tubeway army A major upgrade to one of the world’s oldest deep underground railways, at Bank in London, relies on a single overhead crane nestled in a side street. Positioning the crane, and the logistics of its operation, posed a considerable challenge. Will North reports from the site.
New targets The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), based in the UK but with a global membership, started a new chapter at the start of 2018 with the appointment of Ross Moloney as CEO. Daniel Searle visited the organisation in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire to find out LEEA’s goals for the future.
Driving up Car and truck makers require huge numbers of hoists, lifts and winches in their factories. Julian Champkin investigates the lifting machinery that is used.
Weighing it up Load monitoring systems are part of the ever-increasing digital component of lifting technology. Julian Champkin looks at the latest developments.
Core strength Hoists from Stahl CraneSystems are assisting the dismantling process at the Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Germany.
Broader horizons Petteri Lempiainen, technical director at Finland-based Erikkila, says that the company’s integration with Kito Corporation will help it extend its sales network. Tom Woerndl reports.
Sail away A davit crane manufactured by UK-based Reid Lifting has been installed at Calvert Trust Kielder, a specialised site for outdoors leisure pursuits, to allow disabled people to participate in watersports and other activities.
Trash converters Waste-to-energy plants, which convert domestic or industrial waste and by-products into power, require reliable, efficient cranes, often with specialised bodywork and grabs. Julian Champkin looks at three examples, starting with a woodchip processing facility in Germany.
Rolling on rails The overhead monorail is a simple and robust way of moving loads in a factory. It has a long history but, as Julian Champkin finds, it has a future as well.
Trump card Erratic and controversial he may be, but Donald Trump’s business measures in the USA seem to have boosted industry in the country— albeit with some uncertainty. Daniel Searle reports.
Alping hand Stahl CraneSystems supplied chain hoists used in a tunnelling project in Austria, working with French bespoke lifting solution developer Acimex.
High water 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.
Hot Ticket Live performances in theatres and arenas are demanding sophisticated special effects, and sophisticated lifting gear to provide them. Julian Champkin reports.
Sway away Sway control devices are becoming ever more useful, and used. Julian Champkin reports.
Versatile handling Exhibitors at Modex in Atlanta, USA showcased innovations in a range of types of lifting equipment, as well as accessories that keep hoists at the cutting edge. Daniel Searle visited the show.
Bridge club Shuttlelift has supplied two DB Series RTGs to Oldcastle Precast, a bridge girder specialist in California.
Magnetic attraction Czech Republic-based Axima manufactures a range of power systems for heavy lifting electromagnets.