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Paola De Pascali talked with global sensors manufacturers about the latest anti-collision systems, which are becoming more relevant now as the safety of personnel and equipment is increasing all over the world.
Lifting at your Leisure
Demand for hoists and rigging equipment in the entertainment and hospitality sectors is buoyant. Sally Spencer reports
Mammoet moves 1,200t bunker using gantry on SPMTS
Mammoet used a gantry placed on SPMTs to move the first of three concrete bunkers by the Lek Channel near Vreeswijk, the Netherlands. The project was commissioned by Sas van Vreeswijk and Rijkswaterstaat.
On the right track
Identifying and keeping track of lifting equipment is crucial in order to conduct and record the many inspection protocols that are required by law. Sally Spencer reports
An Indonesian manufacturer of pre-stressed concrete beams has installed 16 CXT overhead cranes from Konecranes to optimise production at its plant in Surabaya.
An engineering company has rented a top-slewing crane from Steenhoff, Potain’s dealer in East Frisia, Germany.
The versatility of PaR Systems’ TensileTruss made it suitable for assisting with various jobs at a highly specialised project—the clean-up operation at the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
Call the hire Brigade
For some industries, particularly the offshore oil and gas sector, renting lifting equipment is preferable to buying it. Sally Spencer reports.
The next stage
Penny Hydraulics’ specialist division Penny Nuclear is currently focusing on decommissioning projects, with more expansion of the business to come. Daniel Searle reports.
Vetter supplies super-sized slewing jib to Russian oil works
German crane manufacturer Vetter Krantechnik has delivered its biggest slewing jib crane to the TAIF Oil Company refinery in Nizhnekamsk, Russia, for container handling.
Paola De Pascali talks to global leading manufacturers of vertical and horizontal cask transporters about how to handle spent nuclear fuel.
Corvus Energy and integrators CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering have worked together to retrofit a number of diesel RTGs into hybrid diesel and LNG-battery cranes
Tough Touch screen
Sweden’s JLT Mobile Computers plans to showcase its vehiclemounted terminals fitted with “virtually unbreakable” screen technology, says the company.
Jaso Industrial Cranes has recently supplied cranes to two projects in the railway sector in its domestic Spanish market.
Eepos will showcase its Eepos One and Eepos Nano series of aluminium overhead cranes.
The remote Part
Flexibility and the ability to customise systems has become one of the key features of the latest generation of crane and hoist controls.
Setting a President
A 704t unit was lifted by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, as part of a project to build an aircraft carrier.
Keytroller will promote its Forewarner Maxi safety system, which uses a system of lights to alert pedestrians to the position of overhead cranes.
Huber Naturstein, the German partner of Italian natural stone dealer Antolini, has added a crane from Stahl-und Kranbau Oeder, a cranebuilding partner of Stahl CraneSystems based in Southern Germany, to its showroom.
Syclone Attco Service will promote the customisation options of its range of Sky Hook lifting arms at this year’s ProMat.
Survival of the Fittest
Pelloby supplied a bespoke two-tonne crane to Ricoh’s toner bottle production line in Telford, UK.