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Raise a glass: beer festival kit handled by Konecranes 15 February, 2019
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.
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Enhanced safety from latest Theta winch
Friday, February 15, 2019 Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products has launched its new Pfaff-silberblau Theta series safety electric wire rope winch.
Fast boat to China for kilotonne load shackle
Friday, February 15, 2019 A 1,000t load monitoring shackle produced by Scotload is being used by China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).
SpanSet acquires share of CoreRFID
Friday, February 15, 2019 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.
AMC acquired by Axel Johnson
Friday, February 15, 2019 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.
Speedy makes Reid investment
Friday, February 15, 2019 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.
ProMat 2019 set for Chicago this April
Friday, February 15, 2019 ProMat 2019 will take place on April 8–11 in Chicago, bringing together exhibitors and visitors from across the supply chain.
Crosby acquires Straightpoint
Friday, February 15, 2019 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.
LEEA developing apprenticeship standard
Friday, February 15, 2019 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.
RSS modifies beam for steel manufacturer
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has returned a 100t beam to Tata Steel UK’s plant at Port Talbot, Wales, following modification and testing.
Verlinde updates Tirlift winches
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Verlinde has introduced its Tirlift 2 family of powered winches, formed by combining new options with its Tirlift range.

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