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Portable lifting devices: From gantry cranes to manual chain hoists
15 December, 2022
Portable hoists and gantries are found down mines, in field operations and in repair and manufacturing operations small and large. The range of devices that can be described as ‘portable’ is huge. Julian Champkin reports.

How overhead crane firms set themselves apart in Australia and New Zealand
15 December, 2022
In a competitive marketplace, Tony Rock looks at how firms in Australia and New Zealand can, and are, setting themselves apart from their rivals.

A good look at lifting attachments
15 December, 2022
Not all loads need a hook. Indeed most loads lack an obvious lifting point, making a hook all but useless. Specialised attachments are the answer. Julian Champkin considers their almost infinite variety.

Offshore lifting: Strong winds, heavier lifts
21 November, 2022
The newest developments in offshore lifting nowadays are in the wind energy field. As turbines get heavier, blades get longer and towers get higher, demands on lifting technology increase. Julian Champkin reports.

The importance of process cranes
21 November, 2022
Process cranes combine automated technology with overhead cranes to handle heavy duty loads and streamline working procedures. The two largest end-user sectors are metal and mining followed by manufacturing, automotive, and the utility sectors. Jenny Eagle investigates.

Italy report: Dismantling cranes and building partnerships
21 November, 2022
As The Italian Sea Group says goodbye to its historic 46m high gantry crane in Marina Di Carrara, to make way for the future development of the shipyard, Jenny Eagle looks at other news happening across Italy.

How to be safe when using hoists
31 October, 2022
Hoists and hoisting operations have become safer over the years, but accidents still happen and sometimes they can be very serious indeed. Julian Champkin reports.

The cranes lightening the load in the metal production industry
31 October, 2022
Metal production is a core industry and a hard one: temperatures are extreme, loads are heavy and hot or else difficult and hard to handle. Julian Champkin reports.

Raising productivity
31 October, 2022
LiftEx 2022 is back, hosted by LEEA in Aberdeen, October 5-6, 2022. Now in its 17th year, the event will feature 100 exhibitors, over two days, as well as the LEEA Awards and now the biggest ever Lifting Industry careers event.

A royal honour
31 October, 2022
Van Beest Group is celebrating after being awarded a Royal title to coincide with the company’s 100th anniversary.

Plugging the regularity gaps
31 October, 2022
Hoist is delighted to announce the first of a series of guest columns with LEEA to answer your most pressing technical questions each month.

Hydro power
31 October, 2022
NYPA to replace ‘Big Red’ gantry crane at Niagara Power Project

Drive Away The Sway for Stacker Cranes
05 October, 2022

That’s entertainment!
09 September, 2022
The entertainment industry is up and running again after the darkness and closures of the pandemic. But stage riggers are now in short supply. Julian Champkin reports.

Back to business
09 September, 2022
Breakbulk Americas, which focuses on the project cargo and breakbulk industry, is returning to Houston this month. Jenny Eagle highlights a number of companies exhibiting at the show and looks at their latest news.

Meaningful discussions
09 September, 2022
Despite efforts from President Biden to establish a Presidential Emergency Board, the National Retail Federation and its members are still concerned about supply chain disruptions as well as rising fuel prices and workforce shortages. Jenny Eagle investigates.

In the frame
09 September, 2022
Demag installs a modular crane system for a coating facility for a door panel manufacturer in Germany

Deconstructing nuclear
04 August, 2022
Nuclear power installations take decades to build and decades to dismantle. Julian Champkin looks at their lifting needs.

German global expansion
04 August, 2022
As the German government tackles the ratification process for an EU free trade agreement with Canada (CETA) and the Report on Vocational Training 2022, we look at the contract wins accelerating global expansion.

Lifting loves a vacuum
04 August, 2022
Vacuums can lift small paper packages and large concrete slabs. Julian Champkin reports