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Bogie inspection & manipulation Lloyds Somers, a business specializing in the design and supply of handling and manipulation equipment to the rail industry, has developed its range of Bogie Rotators to accommodate the full fleet of bogies in use throughout the French Rail Network, writes Kizzi Nkwocha.
Lifting the world’s most powerful gas turbine In January, global spreader beam manufacturer, Modulift, designed and built spreaders to lift the world’s most powerful gas turbine. Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, installed the gas turbine onto the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcocks Rosyyth Shipyard in Scotland.
Leg up for a big lift The temporary support structure played a critical role in replacing a 195 tonne crane at an active nuclear power plant.
Going wireless One container terminal operator last month enhanced its diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities thanks to a Logix-based ethernet solution. A spokesman for Rockwell Automation explained.
Automatic for the ports A year ago, Cargotec asked its personnel to come up with bright ideas for the future of automated lifting in ports, and now the company has started helping its clients prepare for that future.
Tailormade Italian design Austerity programmes and public spending cuts make life hard for infrastructure businesses in Southern Europe. But Phil Bishop finds one company, Meloni, is raising its horizons.
Home and away While Italy has had a torrid time like many in Europe over the last few years, for hoist manufacturer Misia a change of customer focus has meant steady business.
Street to the sky Street Crane has equipped an aircraft wing manufacturing facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland with two overhead cranes for accurate positioning in three dimensions. Cristina Brooks reports
AxLoad ties up Mennens deal Rope and lashing manufacturer AxLoad has bought a majority stake in Mennens Group, a leading provider of wire rope, cranes, lifting products and services in the Benelux region.
High design, low tech Kaliningrad's Optim Crane commissioned Art Lebedev Studio to design a new crane cab that offers an all-round view, without demanding complex manufacturing processes. Will North reports.
Colour coded Airbus Filton uses 10,000 separate items of loose equipment, many of which leave the site for long periods. Rigging manager Jason Sutton faced a challenge to make sure all of this equipment can be properly tracked. Will North reports
Pull together Gebr. Markewitsch has built a successful business specialising in plant installations. As part of the MultiLift group, it has access to an extensive range of lifting and transport equipment. Will North spoke to joint managing director Robert Markewitsch.