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Caldwell expands RUD ACP-Turnado lifting point range
31 May, 2023 US-based The Caldwell Group has expanded its series of RUD ACP-Turnado lifting points by adding Max and Supermax versions.


AI in control
25 May, 2023 In his March budget speech UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced £900m backing for new super-computer facility to help the UK’s artificial intelligence industry. Julian Champkin investigates AI and whether it can be used in crane control
  • Breakbulk In Rotterdam
    Breakbulk Europe, which takes place in Holland, provides visitors with a networking platform to grow connections, generate new business and strengthen key existing relationships.
  • Southern European crane makers target carbon reduction
    From Spain at one end of the Mediterranean to Greece at the other, makers of lifting machinery are thriving. Among their priorities are reducing carbon footprint and increasing the use of digital technology. Julian Champkin reports.
  • Making the case for manual chain hoists
    In a world full of automation and tech, it’s the simplest solutions that are often the best. Two companies – one manufacturer and one rental firm – make the case for manual chain hoists. Tony Rock reports.


Below the hook: Lifting clamp maintenance
22 May, 2023 Lifting clamp maintenance is at the heart of best practice at the point of use, says Dale Kelly, engineering manager at The Caldwell Group.
  • Taking control of crane magnets
    Andy Swann, business development manager for cranes and power transmission at cranes specialist CP Automation explores, how retrofitting magnet controllers can improve crane return on investment.
  • Tropical Shipping adds new Kalmar Straddle Carriers
    Transport solutions business Tropical Shipping has taken delivery of three Kalmar Straddle Carriers at Riviera Beach, Florida, where they will join a fleet of other Kalmar equipment, including other straddle carriers, reachstackers and terminal tractors.
  • Editor's comment: The long-term demand for manual chain hoists
    More than half of people who use a manual chain hoist expect to be still using one of some description in more than 20 years from now. That’s according to a survey carried out on LinkedIn by Hoist in partnership with LGH, a UK-based lifting equipment rental company, to gauge readers’ opinions on the future of the manual chain hoist.