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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.
Pelloby has installed two 35t double-girder cranes at a press shop at BMW Group’s Mini plant at Swindon, UK.
Cleanroom processes make special demands on lifting equipment, which hoist manufacturers and distributors are only too pleased to accommodate. Sally Spencer reports
Automation is the key
Paola De Pascali finds that users in South East Asia are increasingly asking for smart features to enhance productivity and sustainability.
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