New News information at HOIST magazine New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at HOIST magazine http://http// Raise a glass: beer festival kit handled by Konecranes <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6992180/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The large ‘party tents’ that span Munich’s Oktoberfest are one of the icons of the festival, with enough room altogether for well over 100,000 revellers. Pletschacher, the Dasing-based company tasked with erecting the tents, employed a double-girder bridge crane and electric chain hoists supplied by Konecranes to assist the process. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:27:13 GMT Enhanced safety from latest Theta winch <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6992172/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products has launched its new Pfaff-silberblau Theta series safety electric wire rope winch. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:09:43 GMT Fast boat to China for kilotonne load shackle <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6992142/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>A 1,000t load monitoring shackle produced by Scotload is being used by China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:03:55 GMT SpanSet acquires share of CoreRFID SpanSet, a Swiss manufacturer of lifting and height safety products, has acquired a stake in UK-based CoreRFID, the developer of the CheckedOK system which helps companies to comply with rules on safety and maintenance inspections. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:50:23 GMT AMC acquired by Axel Johnson Axel Johnson International’s Lifting Solutions business group has acquired AMC, a developer of products and services for non-destructive testing of steel wire ropes, using its own sensor technologies. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:49:20 GMT Speedy makes Reid investment Reid Lifting has delivered 75 lightweight gantry cranes to Speedy Hire. The order for the gantries is predominantly for models with 2,000kg working load limits. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:48:16 GMT ProMat 2019 set for Chicago this April ProMat 2019 will take place on April 8–11 in Chicago, bringing together exhibitors and visitors from across the supply chain. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:47:01 GMT Crosby acquires Straightpoint Lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware company The Crosby Group — based in Dallas, Texas — has completed the acquisition of Straightpoint UK (SP), a leading manufacturer of load cells and force measurement equipment. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:44:54 GMT LEEA developing apprenticeship standard A Trailblazer Working Group (TWG) has been assembled by Baz Trewhella, project specialist at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), to develop the apprenticeship standard for the lifting industry, following an intensive consultation campaign. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:30:20 GMT RSS modifies beam for steel manufacturer <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6940237/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has returned a 100t beam to Tata Steel UK’s plant at Port Talbot, Wales, following modification and testing. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:10:21 GMT