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Highly refined A manufacturer of equipment for refineries and power stations required an upgrade to its steel-handling cranes in Germany.
Steely resolve The Central-Eastern European markets remain solid despite industrial slowdown. Jaroslaw Adamowski reports from Warsaw.
Keep on running Maintenance is an essential for safe operation of hoists. Julian Champkin looks at requirements and methods.
Best of both Hoists A new hoist, and custom systems, are boosting LTM’s cleanroom business.
Lifting Silicon chips Mennens and Elma are supplying highly precise cleanroom cranes that will be used in the development of a new generation of silicon chips. Daniel Searle reports
Heavy metal A 41m crane installed at a UK steel plant is due to be joined shortly by the largest-capacity crane ever made by manufacturer Jaso Industrial Cranes.
Light fantastic Light lifting systems may seem simple but, as Julian Champkin finds, they are every bit as useful as heavier lifting equipment and repay consideration and good design.
Keep on moving Intermodal cranes and lifting apparatus are vital to the movement of world trade. Julian Champkin looks at this large and varied sector.
New faces The lifting industry has implemented a range of programmes and initiatives to attract new workers, both young and experienced. Daniel Searle reports.
Expert Engineering MC Levage is a specialist crane manufacturer and part of the Reel International group. Daniel Searle visited the company’s headquarters in Lyon, France.
Lord of the Gdansk Liebherr Container Cranes has delivered a state-of-the-art, ultra-large container crane to the DCT Gdansk container port in Poland.
Northern heights John Bensalhia takes a look at the North American hoist market, and reports on its notable projects, products and innovations.
Backs and basics Aching backs and pains in the joints are no longer acceptable as inevitable sideeffects of working life. Julian Champkin looks at how advances in ergonomic design and practice are helping to eliminating them.
Jumbo lifting High-capacity lifting is in ever-increasing demand. Julian Champkin looks at the market for hoists with capacities of 5t and above.
Weir’d Science A system for lifting boats past a hydropower dam on the Upper Rhine has been redesigned by Innokran, using Stahl CraneSystems hoists.
Going up down under The crane market in Oceania has been going through hard times. But Julian Champkin finds an air of anticipation and a refusal to give in.
Through the roof Digitalisation in hoist technology has brought us such things as antisway mechanisms, load monitoring, automatic speed control, and zone control. But as Julian Champkin reports, that is just the start.
Staying power John Bensalhia investigates the latest developments in hoisting equipment and machinery for the power generation industry
Apprenticeship pathway to the lifting industry’s future Baz Trewhella, learning and development projects specialist at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), was tasked in 2018 to initiate a project for establishing an apprenticeship standard for the lifting industry. He explains the progress and scope of the initiative.