The Elebia automatic hook features a magnet on its lower section. The crane operator dips the hook down, slings cling to the bottom of the hook body and the motorised hook swings around underneath them, all without any manual handling. The system works with cable slings, chain slings, traditional elevation rings, textile slings and bigbags, Elebia said.

New-Tonne, whose services include the design, manufacture, installation and supply of all types of lifting equipment, will also be exhibiting fall protection equipment at LiftEx, on Stands 22, 28 and 32.


LiftEx 2009, the fifth annual one-day exhibition dedicated to the latest overhead lifting products and services, will take place at Chester Racecourse on 20 November.

Organised by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), LiftEx 2009 offers visitors the opportunity to see solutions for safer, more efficient overhead lifting. Exhibitors will include suppliers of cranes, lifting equipment, personal safety systems, training and other products and services. Providers of test, examination and verification services will also exhibit at the show.