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working in a vacuum
Vacuum lifting can provide a solution for certain loads. Julian Champkin reports.
Battling the elements
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.
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.
Success for Condra’s Bulgarian subsidiary
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
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
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
Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has installed three goalpost runway systems at Stelrad Radiator Group, for lifting heavy parts.
Flexible remote control from Scanreco
Scanreco has launched the Rocket Flex Transmitter, designed to be particularly suitable for mobile applications including cranes and winches.
Phosphate mine installs Verlinde cranes
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
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
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.
Belgian nuclear plant installs SFP crane
Tractebel Engineering has replaced a crane at the Tihange 2 nuclear power plant in Belgium with a bespoke Single Failure Proof (SFP) crane.
Crane improves safety at oil wells
GustoMSC has received its first order for its Chela crane, to be supplied to oil drilling services provider Maersk Drilling.
Demag Quadro hoist assists food processor
Demag’s LDC-Q Quadro chain hoist has worked with multi-head weighing system manufacturer Multipond to provide a handling system for an end user in the food industry.
Another Condra crane for DRC mine
Condra has received an order for a further crane from Kamoto Copper Company, a copper and cobalt mine located in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
SWF Krantechnik develops new light crane system
German crane manufacturer SWF Krantechnik has launched the ProfileMaster Plus, the latest addition to its portfolio of light crane systems for loads of up to 2t.
Heat exchanger manufacturer chooses Street
UK crane company Street Crane has supplied six cranes to a manufacturer of heat exchangers, as part of an expansion at the manufacturer to meet growing customer demand.
Maltese port continues growth with RTGs order
Malta Freeport Terminals has ordered 15 RTGs from Konecranes, as part of an ongoing expansion.
Further expansion of crane rail profiles from EMH
EMH has introduced the EMH AL-1 System, a smaller crane rail profile designed to accommodate its AL System Workstation Cranes handling loads of up to 250lbs.
New hoists from Columbus McKinnon
Columbus McKinnon has launched the Yale YK and Shaw-Box SK electric wire rope hoists, designed to offer reliable operation, high efficiency and long life, in the US market.