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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
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 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.
The lifting industry has implemented a range of programmes and initiatives to attract new workers, both young and experienced. Daniel Searle reports.
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.
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.
High-capacity lifting is in ever-increasing demand. Julian Champkin looks at the market for hoists with capacities of 5t and above.
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.
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.
Best supporting tractor
A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.
Rigging it up
Julian Champkin looks at recent developments in the rigging and attachments sector.