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Considerations For Crane Upgrades 21 February, 2024
Andy Swann, business development manager for cranes and power transmission at cranes specialist CP Automation, explores the ins and outs of upgrades.
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LEEA column: Can thorough examination intervals be prolonged?
Monday, February 19, 2024 Bernie Winter of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s Technical Services, answers a popular question: can the required interval between thorough examinations of lifting equipment be prolonged?
Editor’s Comment: Industry trends for 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 It’s around this time of year that organisations discuss industry trends. Interface, which operates in the force measurement sector, is one company that has reflected on the past 12 months and compiled a list of key trends, based on the current demands of its products, requests for solution support, and incoming inquiries to its application experts.
The Rise Of Automation In The Press Shop
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 The evolution of automated cranes within vehicle production lines is seeing a surge in interest and adoption of these fully automated systems. Juergen Gieske – VP cranes sales, Konecranes region AME, sheds light on the significance, challenges, and benefits associated with this transformative shift.
Below the hook: Beam me up
Monday, January 29, 2024 Beam clamps are a safer alternative to synthetic slings when lifting I-beams or fabricated girders, but only if they are carefully selected based on the application, writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group Inc.
LEEA column: Lifting enters the digital world
Thursday, January 25, 2024 Ben Dobbs, head of technical services at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, discusses what new technologies can offer the lifting sector.
Keeping up with the port industry’s Evolving fire risks
Monday, January 22, 2024 Fredrik Rosén, business line manager material handling, Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection, discusses the rising fire risks associated with the industry’s technological development and explores how understanding these risks can help to reduce costs, protect lives and minimise downtime.
4 ways to secure comfort when using rugged computers in ports
Monday, January 22, 2024 Peter Lundgren, port segment manager EMEA, JLT Mobile Computers, lists the four secrets to securing comfort for users of rugged computers in ports.
Stacker Cranes: Regenerative Drives
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Joon-Sung Lee, OEM sales manager, materials handling, ABB Drives, discusses how regenerative drives can unlock untapped energy savings for stacker cranes.
Vacuum lifters: Suck it up
Tuesday, January 09, 2024 Matthew Prestidge, general manager/director at Stratalign, makes the case for vacuum lifters.
Editor's comment: Two forklift accidents and one tragedy
Wednesday, January 03, 2024 Three stories that have appeared in the UK press this year highlight the dangers of forklift trucks and the need to follow safety practices. Firstly, a 50-year-old warehouse operative was found to have contributed to their death by not following safe systems. The inquest heard the individual was driving a forklift in a warehouse of flooring distributors in 2022 when they sustained head injuries. They had placed a row of flooring on a shelf – that meant extending the forklift mast, which hit a beam and tipped over.

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