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The Caspian is a growth region for many lifting equipment companies. Keren Fallwell reports
A robust safety culture is driving the market in the heavy lifting sector of the crane industry. Paola De Pascali reports.
Street Crane has manufactured and installed six new overhead cranes at the expanded production facility of engineering company Hayward Tyler.
Half-century of lifting
Pelloby is just a few months away from celebrating its 50th year in business. Paola De Pascali takes a look at the products and services they offer today and reviews their halfcentury of lifting experience.
Renewed and re-opened
Lifting Gear Hire had been absent from the UK market for 10 years but reopenedits doors for business at the end of last year. Sally Spencer reports.
New business, new apprentices and new sectors—Street CraneXpress are expanding in many directions at once. Daniel Searle visited the company in Sheffield, UK.
It Ain’t got that swing
At one of the leading waste-to-energy plants in the world, at Gothenburg in Sweden, the cranes have been fitted with ICRAS anti-sway systems to increase productivity.
Safety is the key
Paola De Pascali spoke with manufacturers to explore the new technologies available in access controls.
Signed, sealed, delivered
As global trends in product distribution change, thanks to the growth in online shopping, lifting equipment must support this sector and ergonomic design is vital. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
Manual lifting equipment is increasingly being designed to improve ergonomics and assist the operator, thereby enhancing efficiency, precision, and safety. Daniel Searle reports.
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.
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.
An Indonesian manufacturer of pre-stressed concrete beams has installed 16 CXT overhead cranes from Konecranes to optimise production at its plant in Surabaya.
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.
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 engineering company has rented a top-slewing crane from Steenhoff, Potain’s dealer in East Frisia, Germany.
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.
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