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October 2019


HBC-Radiomatic complete Kentucky expansion
04 October 2019 Remote control manufacturer HBC-Radiomatic has completed the expansion of its facility at Hebron, Kentucky, adding an extra 13,000sq ft of floor space.

Marble arch: Pelloby’s 47m crane installed
04 October 2019 UK-based crane manufacturer Pelloby has designed, built and installed a 12.5t-capacity gantry crane with a 47m span for Somerset-based Marble Mosaics.

Terminal cranes upgraded in Morocco
04 October 2019 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will upgrade the capabilities of four ZPMC ship-to-shore cranes in Morocco, on behalf of customer Eurogate Tanger.

Smart manufacturing programme underway for crane maker
04 October 2019 UK-based crane manufacturer DT Engineering is taking part in a leadership programme designed to provide skills and knowledge required to employ ‘smart’ manufacturing techniques.

Lifting device for US particle accelerator lab
04 October 2019 The Caldwell Group has manufactured a customised lifting device for use at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois. The project was awarded to Caldwell distributor John Sakash Copmany, also based in Illinois.

Jet engines lifted and rotated by hoist
04 October 2019 Pennsylvania-based Acco Material Handling Solutions has collaborated with J&B Equipment to install a range of systems, including a circular crane, to lift jet engines for testing at an aerospace company.

Parliamentary reception for LEEA landmark
04 October 2019 A parliamentary reception was held at the Palace of Westminster on behalf of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), to celebrate the organisation’s 75-year anniversary.

Canadian projects use Tele Radio controls
04 October 2019 Toronto Electric (TE), a material handling and electric motor company based in Ontario, Canada, has recently installed Panther radio remote controls from Tele Radio at two customers in Toronto.

Print machine manufacturer chooses Konecranes
04 October 2019 Konecranes has supplied ten cranes to Apex International, a manufacturer and exporter of printing rolls and printing machines, for its newest plant, at Nashik, India.

August 2019


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.