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Date set for this year’s Global Lifting Awareness Day
19 February, 2024 The fifth Global Lifting Awareness Day will take place on Thursday 18 July.
  • Interface reveals motivation behind the acquisition of long-time partner LCM Systems
    In a move that should provide synergistic growth opportunities for both companies, Interface Inc., a US-based leader in force measurement product technology, design and manufacturing, has recently acquired UK-based LCM Systems – a company that it had already been partnering with for the past ten years. In fact, Interface has been LCM’s exclusive distributor in the US market since 2018.
  • Bohl Crane provides lifting solution for boat manufacturer
    US lifting business Bohl Crane has installed a series of overhead cranes and hoists from R&M Materials Handling at a facility in Decatur, Indiana, where Formula Boats – a range of fiberglass powerboats from 24ft to 50ft in length – are manufactured from raw materials.


Load monitoring: Cloud connect
05 February, 2024 Kito Crosby’s Thomas Dietvorst expands upon last year’s launch of the cloud-based Crosby Straightpoint LoadConnect product.
  • Warehouse storage: Denser is smarter
    Warehouses are in short supply, and the way we use them means the value of the space inside is increasing. So denser storage is the smartest way to increase the value of the space you have, writes Johanna Parsons.


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.