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Tyrholm & Farstad Orders Konecranes Mobile Harbor Crane
04 March, 2024 Norwegian logistics provider Tyrholm & Farstad has ordered a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for its Flatholmen terminal in Ålesund, with the electric crane to expand capacity and reduce carbon emissions, with delivery expected in Q2 2024.
  • Bridge crane joins the Calgary Stampede
    The 2023 Calgary Stampede was notable for a large pick-up claw machine – a collaboration between Kristian Electric and Exhibit Studio. By John Bensalhia.


Securing loads – the latest solutions
26 February, 2024 Julian Champkin reports on the latest solutions for securing loads.
  • Aerospace sector: Prepare for take-off
    Aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning to cranes and other hoist systems to precisely place critical equipment. Overhead cranes add increased flexibility, reliability, precision and safety not only to aircraft production but all types of large construction projects. Jenny Eagle reports.
  • Load monitoring: Cloud connect
    Kito Crosby’s Thomas Dietvorst expands upon last year’s launch of the cloud-based Crosby Straightpoint LoadConnect product.


Considerations For Crane Upgrades
21 February, 2024 Andy Swann, business development manager for cranes and power transmission at cranes specialist CP Automation, explores the ins and outs of upgrades.
  • Editor’s Comment: Industry trends for 2024
    It’s around this time of year that organisations discuss industry trends. Interface, which operates in the force measurement sector, is one company that has reflected on the past 12 months and compiled a list of key trends, based on the current demands of its products, requests for solution support, and incoming inquiries to its application experts.
  • The Rise Of Automation In The Press Shop
    The evolution of automated cranes within vehicle production lines is seeing a surge in interest and adoption of these fully automated systems. Juergen Gieske – VP cranes sales, Konecranes region AME, sheds light on the significance, challenges, and benefits associated with this transformative shift.
  • Below the hook: Beam me up
    Beam clamps are a safer alternative to synthetic slings when lifting I-beams or fabricated girders, but only if they are carefully selected based on the application, writes Dan Mongan, senior sales engineer at The Caldwell Group Inc.