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Oil States Industries has launched a 500USt marine crane, dubbed Nautilus7000L, to meet the high capacity construction needs of the oil decommissioning and wind power generation markets.
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Cargotec has developed a new smart device for cargo handling, the MacGregor Active Rotation Control (ARC), which it claims can reduce handling times by 20–30% during ship loading operations.
SWF Krantechnik has launched a new air balancer for use with an overhead lifting device, and added improvements to its Nova electric wire rope hoists.
E.ON UK has been using power and automation systems equipment manufacturer ABB’s products to upgrade its coal unloading operations at one of its coal importing dockside facilities in Liverpool.ABB’s automated solution provider in the region, JMS Automation and Drives of Birkenhead, were brought in to upgrade two ship unloaders and provide real-time stockyard monitoring.
Stephan Bekel explains how and why automated crane systems are moving into new areas of application