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Kristian Electric installs Gorbel’s Cleveland Tramrail system at UCVM
23 July, 2021 Kristian Electric has partnered with the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) to install a Gorbel Cleveland Tramrail system at its Veterinary Medical Clinical Skills Building (CSB).
  • Manitowoc to acquire H&E Equipment Services
    The Manitowoc Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the crane business of H&E Equipment Services, one of the largest rental equipment companies in the US.


Wizard lifts in OZ
13 July, 2021 Imports, labour shortages, long distances – the hoist industry in Australia and New Zealand is surviving all of these and the pandemic as well. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Suction control
    With the advent of ‘cobots’, automated technology is becoming more advanced than ever before. Jenny Eagle gets to grips with the latest vacuum and manual handling equipment in manufacturing.
  • Pulp Faction
    The paper and cardstock industry continues to see growth and challenges. While some mills are upgrading production capacity or investing in ergonomics, others are shutting down. Mike Straus looks at the factors driving industry trends.
  • Irugasa on a par with advanced motion control systems
    From its beginnings as the UK arm of IKUSI, a Spanish-based radio control manufacturer, which was then integrated into Danfoss group in 2018, Irugasa Power Solutions has been providing remote control expertise to the UK market for over 25 years.
  • Hydro Power
    International engineering firm Stantec has hired Ace Industries, which partnered with IMS, to upgrade the hoists on Duke Energy hydropower towers on Jocassee Lake dam in South Carolina, in the US.
  • A work in process
    The process crane is now digitally embedded in its task. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Out of Africa
    Africa has no shortage of natural resources and minerals and with AfCFTA it has become the largest free trade area in the world, but the threat of political uprisings means it is far from stable. Jenny Eagle investigates


Spanco announces new scholarship winner
23 July, 2021 The Spanco Honor Scholarship is awarded every year through the Material Handling Education Foundation to a student studying industrial or mechanical engineering. This year, the scholarship has been awarded to MollyAnne Lloyd, a junior Industrial Engineering student at Penn State University.
  • HMI cautions hoist owners and operators against side pulling a hoist
    HMI (Hoist Manufacturers Institute) part of MHI the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association in the US, has warned owners and operators against performing a side pull of a hoist (defined as “any force or operating condition that restricts the load block, chain, wire rope, or web strap, and hoist body from forming a straight line with the direction of loading).