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Yale hoist suits Australian tunnel project
A major infrastructure tunnelling project in Sydney, Australia is using Yale Ergo 360 ratchet lever hoists with Columbus McKinnon’s patent-pending crank handle.
R&M Materials Handling has manufactured a customised 10t crane for a forestry equipment dealership in the US.
Cardboard mill installs Verlinde crane
Verlinde has installed a motorised VFM jib crane at France-based cardboard mill RDM, to handle ‘big bags’.
Arke position limit switch from TER
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.