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Turck Banner is a joint venture between two sensor companies that brings a broad spread of products to the UK market. Keren Fallwell reports
Working on the railroad
Sotiris Kanaris speaks to Richard Carr, CEO and MD of Mechan, about the company’s focus on the niche railway market.
MHE-Demag recently supplied maintenance and repair cranes for a vast underground cavern at the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project.
At the end of 2016, MHE-Demag opened a new manufacturing plant in Malaysia. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to regional managing director Karl Tilkorn about the company’s strategy and market trends.
Top-Mech CEO Ter Leong Leng tells Bernadette Ballantyne how he has worked to build the company in a tough Malaysian market.
Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF), based at Schiedam in the Netherlands, has completed the refurbishment of 12 giant lifting hooks for Tata Steel in IJmuiden.
Remotes go fishing
Seaquest Systems, a designer and manufacturer of equipment for fishing and offshore vessels, has chosen to use remote control systems from HBC-radiomatic (UK).
Sotiris Kanaris visited ABB’s drive factory in Helsinki, Finland, and talked to product manager Risto Tiihonen about the company’s products and applications.
Manufacturers are taking the first steps towards making lifting equipment smarter, following on from trends to develop smarter factories in high-end manufacturing and the oil and gas industries, Bernadette Ballantyne Reports
Safety at height
Fall protection and fall arrest systems are a vital element in providing safe working conditions for overhead crane engineers. We look at recent news from work at height safety equipment providers, and a range of technical solutions.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is using an automatic hook from Elebia to lift and lower a 750kg concrete beam used for radiation tests at the Franco-Swiss site.
The odd couple
A Modulift spreader bar was used to allow a dockside gantry crane and crawler to work in tandem.
Street at port
Street Crane is helping Port of Blyth to enhance its fabrication services with a new Goliath crane.
In all workplaces, careful planning, expertise, and the right equipment choices, are key to avoiding accidents. For Nik Wallenda, one of the seventh generation of the famous family of tight-rope walkers, safe rigging is paramount.
ArcelorMittal Construction, a global provider of building systems and materials, is using automatic hooks with overhead cranes to lift steel profiles at two sites in eastern France.
A decade ago, oscar Fillol Vidal put together a prototype automated hook using Lego technics pieces. today, his company elebia’s hooks are used by customers including boeing, spaceX and enercon, and are being developed to be used as part of a smart lifting system. Will north spoke to him at the company’s barcelona offices
Lifting in the granite City
the 12th edition of the UK lifting exhibition Liftex will take place at the aberdeen exhibition and Conference Centre on the 23–24 november. here, we introduce the show. overleaf, we have the first of two exhibitor guides.
Crane manufacturer and lifting equipment specialist DT Engineering NW has built a Goliath crane on top of an overhead electric travelling crane in a car manufacturer’s press shop.
Inside and out
Mobile gantry cranes bridge the gaps between factory, yard, and construction site. Bernadette Ballantyne looks at the potential of this technology.
Knowledge is power
Straightpoint has developed a range of testing and inspection tools for 40 years. Recent jobs and applications demonstrate the wide range of applications for their expertise.
A Demag laser measuring system was used to survey crane runways for four steel coil cranes at Imperial Logistics, ahead of their refurbishment by Kranservice Rheinberg.