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Czech Republic-based Axima manufactures a range of power systems for heavy lifting electromagnets.
Get a grip
Automatic hook innovator Elebia has introduced the 5t-capacity C5 automatic lifting clamp, designed to work in pairs or multiple pairs to lift loads such as steel plates.
Lifting equipment market conditions in Latin America rely on the local political climate, which affects commodities and projects. Paola De Pascali reports
Political and financial reasons put some new projects on hold but the nuclear business is still alive thanks to the prosperous decommissioning market. Paola De Pascali reports.
Good as new
Engineer Marcel Koenen of Brunssum, the Netherlands, has salvaged and restored a hoist from a demolished canal lock, and installed the machinery in his garden.
In a diverse marketplace, manufacturers of winches for the oil and gas sector are increasingly offering tailored solutions for customers, reports Tom Woerndl.
Daniel Searle travelled to Weymouth, UK, to visit one of the lifting industry’s newest suppliers, Britlift.
The exhibitors at UK trade show LiftEx suggested that the UK market is ready to grow, once the uncertainty hanging over it has cleared. Daniel Searle reports.
Black star power
Pasico, the Ghana-based subsidiary of UK company Paterson Simons, has installed a 62t double girder crane at a power plant in the African country.
The need for more data is one of the factors driving developments in crane and hoist controls. Keren Fallwell reports
Sally Spencer reports on four recent applications of cranes in the shipbuilding sector.
On the up
Daniel Searle toured the mountains of northern Spain to speak to members of the crane industry, and found a local industry with a positive outlook. The first stop on the tour was crane manufacturer GH.
A Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 mobile crane installed a gantry crane at the production hall of a company that manufactures models and moulds, in Biedenkopf in the state of Hesse, Germany.
Paola De Pascali looks at the latest equipment used below the hook to assist with lifting, where the key demands are oriented towards smart features to enhance efficiency and safety.
Weigh up high
The latest developments in load cell technology illustrate how manufacturers are responding to customers’ needs. Keren Fallwell reports
Tom Woerndl looks at how manufacturers of crane ropes are responding to market challenges and customer demands
The German overhead crane industry is vast and varied, with manufacturers of complete hoists alongside producers of consumables and components. Daniel Searle travelled through the west of the country to learn more.
The Two Towers
Two specially-adapted Potain tower cranes manufactured by Manitowoc are being used as permanent handling equipment in a steel yard in Italy.
Service providers and manufacturers are exploring new technologies to avoid any interruptions during offshore operations, and ensure safety even in harsh sea conditions. Paola De Pascali reports.
Keren Fallwell looks at the motors and gearbox manufacturers powering the crane industry
life begins at 60
Illinois-based Handling Systems International is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. But with new ownership and major expansion planned, the company is just getting started. Daniel Searle reports.