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Scaling the heights
Monitoring loads is key for operator safety and the long-term health of lifting equipment. Daniel Searle and Julian Champkin report.
About 30,000 separate parts come together to make a single car. A single delay on the assembly line can be disastrous. Julian Champkin looks at lifting requirements in the automotive industry.
LiftEx 2019 took place in Milton Keynes in November. Daniel Searle reports from the show on some of the products that were launched during the event.
A ship-to-shore crane constructed at a port in Lisbon had to be jacked up and moved to its final position on the quayside.
There is a growing movement in the hoist sector towards wireless control systems that can ensure greater safety and less downtime for operators, as well as intelligent devices that provide increased levels of production data. Tom Woerndl reports.
Crane training in North America is being slowly revolutionised by increasingly affordable simulator systems. Daniel Searle reports.
Extracting minerals from below the earth takes big, and very specialised, hoisting gear. Julian Champkin reports.
A manufacturer of equipment for refineries and power stations required an upgrade to its steel-handling cranes in Germany.
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.