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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.
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Taking control of crane magnets
Thursday, May 18, 2023 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
Thursday, May 18, 2023 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
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 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.
Tideworks launches streamlined terminal management solution
Thursday, May 04, 2023 Tideworks has launched the Intermodal Pro (IPRO) Core terminal operating system (TOS), a simplified, subscription-based version of the company’s IPRO TOS for intermodal terminals.
Below the hook: In a vacuum
Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Mechanical vacuum lifters don’t require cables and use physics to safely lift a load, writes Darrin Noe, director of sales and marketing at The Caldwell Group.
Fibre rope business increases focus on sustainability
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 The UK arm of Hendrik Veder Group, a provider of steel wire and fibre rope products and services, has announced that it will increase its focus on delivering fibre rope solutions.
Why the construction industry favours single-phase hoists
Friday, April 28, 2023 In the UK, Lift Turn Move (LTM) says it has seen a surge in demand for its GIS single-phase electric chain hoist, with the construction industry a primary market, writes Jenny Eagle.
California Deepening
Thursday, April 27, 2023 A West Coast channel deepening project has won federal authorisation.
Editor's Comment: MD says overhead crane suppliers now fall into two categories
Thursday, April 27, 2023 Last month’s column featured Marc Kleiner, the managing director of South African crane manufacturer Condra, and his observation that the most noticeable trend in Africa’s overhead crane industry is the growing awareness of the benefits of full automation.
North American port news: Renovating Savannah
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Starting in Georgia, DLM reports on developments from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of North America.

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