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August 2019

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Best supporting tractor
16 August 2019 A combination of Erikkila light crane systems and Kito hoists were installed at an innovative tractor manufacturing facility in Germany.

Container terminal expands fleet of automated RTGs
16 August 2019 The Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) container handling terminal in Central Java, Indonesia, recently extended the world’s first commercially-operated fleet of Konecranes automated rubber tyre gantry (ARTG) cranes with the addition of nine new cranes, bringing the terminal’s total to 20. The original ARTGs had already operated successfully for more than two years.

EMH launches enhanced EG Series hoist
16 August 2019 Engineered Material Handling (EMH) has introduced its EG Series hoist, which offers additional features to its E Series hoist for single-girder cranes.

New configurations for Demag KBK crane
16 August 2019 UK-based Demag Cranes & Components has added overhung and extending configurations to its KBK Aluline light crane system, to suit applications where there is a requirement to move loads beyond the dimensions of the crane runway span.

Bridge crane removed from Indiana steel facility
16 August 2019 Smith Erectors put together a complete rigging system, incorporating eight custom-made heavy-lift slings from Cortland, to remove a 20-year-old, 300t bridge crane from a Steel Dynamics Incorporated (SDI) steel mill in Indiana.

System keeps Eagle eye on crane movements
16 August 2019 Spain-based Airpes has launched its Eagle black box system, designed to monitor and log the hoist, trolley and bridge movements of high duty cycle cranes and hoists.

Slide of the Valkyrie: Verlinde helps robot stay upright
05 August 2019 Verlinde has supplied a hoist used as a fall-arrest mechanism for NASA’s Valkyrie humanoid robot, which is currently being tested at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Cranes and load cells at new trailer facility
05 August 2019 A manufacturer of heavy equipment trailers has opened a new facility in South Dakota, fitted with a range of cranes and load monitoring equipment.

RSS oversee jib and beam tests at energy plant
05 August 2019 UK-based Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has tested 24 jibs, runway beams and related hoists at a waste-to-energy plant in Wales.

Make the mould
05 August 2019 Chinese automotive die manufacturer Shanghai Superior Die Technology (SSDT) has worked with Konecranes to help meet its targets for smart manufacturing.

Orders for Condra in Chile and Bulgaria
05 August 2019 South African crane manufacturer Condra has secured orders for five cranes through both of its subsidiaries in Bulgaria and Chile.

Caldwell launches new spreader beam
05 August 2019 Caldwell, founded in 1954, has expanded its spreader beam family with the addition of the Model 33 modular lifting beam system.

June 2019

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Reid gantry assists solar pontoon
13 June 2019 Modular floating pontoon supplier Northern Pontoon used a 3t-capacity lightweight gantry crane from Reid Lifting to anchor a solar power generation system on a UK reservoir.

Lifting fans
13 June 2019 Hoosier Crane worked with R&M Materials Handling to supply and install four load-turning cranes at New York Blower’s new facility.

Fibre rope comes to offshore
13 June 2019 MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched the first fibre rope offshore crane to enter the market.

5t Liftket hoist ready to ship
13 June 2019 German manufacturer Liftket has added 5t electric chain hoists to its Speed Line, which are available to ship within 15 working days or less.

Wind energy project supplied by Jaso
13 June 2019 Spanish crane manufacturer Jaso has supplied three double-girder cranes to Eiffage Metal for the production of wind towers for wind turbines.

Elebia adds 50t hook to portfolio
13 June 2019 Spain-based Elebia has launched its NEO50 lifting hook, which offers a 50t capacity and is particularly suitable for oversized lifting points up to 130mm in diameter.

Crane provides major mine ore boost
13 June 2019 Condra has supplied a grabbing crane at the railhead serving the Sishen iron ore mine near Kuruman in South Africa.

May 2019

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Reid Lifting acquired by Pure Lifting
14 May 2019 Reid Lifting, a UK-based manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes, has been purchased by Pure Lifting, for an undisclosed amount.