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December 2018

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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.

October 2018

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Cardboard mill installs Verlinde crane
25 October 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
25 October 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
25 October 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
25 October 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
25 October 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
25 October 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
25 October 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
09 October 2018 Vacuum lifting can provide a solution for certain loads. Julian Champkin reports.

Battling the elements
09 October 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
09 October 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.

September 2018

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Success for Condra’s Bulgarian subsidiary
20 September 2018 Condra Bulgaria, the European subsidiary of South African crane manufacturer Condra, has received orders worth around €500,000 in the past six months, including further contracts for the ongoing supply of end carriages to crane manufacturers in England and Spain.

EMH partners with Germany’s Gloning
20 September 2018 Engineering Material Handling (EMH) has entered into a strategic partnership with German company GloningKrantechnik to enhance regional service and support for its growing customer base in Europe.

Quick-maintenance hoists from Ingersoll Rand
20 September 2018 Ingersoll Rand has launched the Elk Series electric chain hoist, designed to be lightweight and accessible enough to be serviced while still mounted at the facility, cutting downtime.

Warm reception for RSS at radiator firm
20 September 2018 Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has installed three goalpost runway systems at Stelrad Radiator Group, for lifting heavy parts.

Flexible remote control from Scanreco
20 September 2018 Scanreco has launched the Rocket Flex Transmitter, designed to be particularly suitable for mobile applications including cranes and winches.

Phosphate mine installs Verlinde cranes
20 September 2018 Verlinde has been awarded a contract to install lifting equipment at the maintenance facility of a new mine in Morocco.

Modulift teams up with Maxirig
20 September 2018 Australian lifting and rigging gear specialist Maxirig will stock Modulift’s full range of standard modular spreader beams at its headquarters in Victoria, and through its distributor network, after signing an agreement with the UK-based below-the-hook equipment manufacturer.

New business for EnerMech
20 September 2018 EnerMech will provide crane maintenance and management to three North Sea oil and gas platforms on behalf of an international operator after securing a contract worth more than £21m.

August 2018

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Belgian nuclear plant installs SFP crane
30 August 2018 Tractebel Engineering has replaced a crane at the Tihange 2 nuclear power plant in Belgium with a bespoke Single Failure Proof (SFP) crane.



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