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Sway control 23 April, 2021 Anti-sway technology is one of the most sought after safety upgrades in crane modernization projects today as well as integrated digital control for Industry 4.0. Jenny Eagle investigates. > read more

South of the border 23 April, 2021 Latin America is large and diverse. As Julian Champkin discovers, its market for lifting gear is recovering from the pandemic.

In and out of the water 23 April, 2021 Subsea lifting looks set for a busy summer. Julian Champkin looks at developments.

Getting to grips 31 March, 2021 Demand for speed & safety in critical lifting equipment is on the rise and while some projects have been put on hold due to coronavirus, the renewables sector is growing. Jenny Eagle investigates

Southern Comfort 31 March, 2021 The market for hoists and factory cranes in Southern Europe is by no means as dire as some, in light of the pandemic, might have been led to believe. Julian Champkin finds optimism amongst its peers.

Gone fission 31 March, 2021 The nuclear sector is seeing steady activity in maintenance and decommissioning projects, as conflict between public sentiment and energy needs make nuclear power a “necessary evil”. Mike Straus reports.

From Russia with Love 17 February, 2021 Despite the Covid-19 pandemic the industry is continuing to make investments, building new plants, upgrading existing cranes, seeing a rise in electric car sales and foreign companies expanding in Russia

Raising a storm 17 February, 2021 2020 was a year like no other. The pandemic and the prospect of Brexit between them made it a year to remember, though perhaps not for the right reasons. Julian Champkin looks at how the UK lifting market weathered the storm and how it is looking forward to 2021.

Weigh it up 25 January, 2021 Load monitoring can be split into two main areas: overload protection and remote monitoring. Almost every crane will be fitted with one, if not both, systems which can be used to enhance safety and productivity. Simon Hastelow reports.

Crouching Tiger Rises 25 January, 2021 Asia is an economy in expansion. Julian Champkin investigates the lifting market there.

Rope swing 25 January, 2021 Synthetic rope from DSM’s HMPE fibre Dyneema has been produced for many years, and is now making the move into various specialised applications in the hoist industry. Daniel Searle reports.

Push The Right Buttons 23 December, 2020 Even though the standard pendant control is still found attached to many industrial hoists, remote controls have become ubiquitous in almost every sector. Simon Hastelow reports.

Can you dig it? 23 December, 2020 The mining industry relies on highly-specialised lifting equipment for maximum efficiency and minimal downtime. Daniel Searle spoke to some of the leading manufacturers in the sector.

Swift recovery 23 December, 2020 All eyes have been on the USA; its pandemic response and its election have disrupted business and made forecasting and planning more than problematic. How has the market for lifting gear coped? And will 2021 be easier? Julian Champkin reports.

What a treat 23 December, 2020 A modern waste processing plant in Spain ordered cranes and hoists from compatriot manufacturer Jaso.

Renewed Interest 28 August, 2020 Energy production used to mean coal, oil and gas, with nuclear as an adjunct. Not any more: alternative sources are set to overtake fossil fuels, and the lifting equipment they will need is as varied as the sources. Julian Champkin reports.

R&M App allows remote data access 28 August, 2020 US-based R&M Materials Handling has launched its Overhead Lifting Information (OLI) app, which enables operators to remotely read real-time usage and condition data from the accompanying HoistMonitor system.

Automation for container handling from Kalmar 28 August, 2020 Kalmar, part of Finland-based Cargotec, has introduced Kalmar One, designed to be the first truly open automation system for the container handling industry, says the company—adding that it has the potential to make the adoption of automation easier for terminals of all kinds by removing existing barriers and mitigating risks.

Jaso and Tecnalia convert industrial cranes into robots 28 August, 2020 A new development from Spain’s Jaso Industrial Cranes opens up a wide range of possibilities for automating manual and precision processes, such as the automatic polishing of wind turbine blades.

Quick and Easy Digitalisation from Columbus Mckinnon 28 August, 2020 The first element of Columbus McKinnon’s Intelli-Crane suite of digital motion control systems, Intelli-Protect, was introduced earlier this year, with the next—Intelli-Lift— due for launch this month.

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