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Tractor beams 10 December, 2018
R&M Materials Handling has manufactured a customised 10t crane for a forestry equipment dealership in the US.
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Cardboard mill installs Verlinde crane
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Verlinde has installed a motorised VFM jib crane at France-based cardboard mill RDM, to handle ‘big bags’.
Arke position limit switch from TER
Thursday, October 25, 2018 TER has launched the Arke position limit switch, designed to control the movement of overhead travelling cranes, hoists and complex machine tools, particularly in harsh operating conditions.
SWF Krantechnik adds ATEX hoist
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Germany-based SWF Krantechnik has launched the ChainsterEX electric chain hoist, extending the company’s range of explosion-proof hoists which already includes the electric wire rope hoist NOVAex, the electric chain hoist SKex, the hand chain block CraftsterEX and the crane components CraneKitEX.
Moving specialist use Enerpac gantry
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Industrial moving specialist MJ van Riel used an Enerpac SL300 hydraulic gantry to assist with the precision installation of a sheet metal press brake in a low-height building.
Below-hook drum handling from Liftomatic
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Liftomatic Material Handling, based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has expanded its range of drum handling equipment with the introduction of the 3A-HD-BHDL below-hook drum handling system.
Improved safety from LC2A hoists
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Ingersoll Rand has updated its LC2A Series line of hoists to improve the safety and reliability of the systems.
Condra portal cranes for Mongolia mine
Thursday, October 25, 2018 A pair of portal cranes due to be supplied by Condra will enable the world’s fifth-largest mine, at OyuTolgoi in Mongolia, to fast-track one of its set-up phases.
working in a vacuum
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Vacuum lifting can provide a solution for certain loads. Julian Champkin reports.
Battling the elements
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Offshore oil and gas exploitation presents some of the hardest environments for lifting equipment. Hoists must be robust, explosionproof and able to function perfectly after long periods idle. Julian Champkin looks at problems, solutions, and new developments.
Hard data
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Customers are demanding greater safety for operators, as well as an increasing level of data about their cranes, says Aku Lehtinen, vice president of the EMEA East region for Industrial Cranes at Konecranes. Tom Woerndl reports.

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