• 20 June 2020

    Process driven

    Heavy-duty, high capacity process cranes are being engineered to offer greater levels of safety and operational flexibility, reports Tom Woerndl.

  • 8 May 2020

    Training carries on

    Training is of course essential, but what specific benefits does it bring? And how can technology help it to continue during the current crisis? Julian Champkin investigates.

  • 23 April 2020

    Linked In

    Chain hoists, manual or powered, have been around for many years. They tend to carry smaller loads than wire rope hoists, but their convenience and easy-to-handle nature makes them ubiquitous....

  • 30 March 2020

    Magic Clamp

    With hoists handling a wide range of loads, having the most effective hook or lifting attachment is key for operators. Tom Woerndl reviews recent developments in the sector.

  • 30 March 2020

    Under the Sea

    There are very few harsher environments than those in the depths of the ocean. Daniel Searle reports on the latest lifting technology for subsea applications.

  • 30 March 2020

    Container enthusiasm

    The Canadian hoist market is holding its ground in spite of a broader slowdown tied to economic, political, and legal factors. Mike Straus reports from Canada’s Pacific Northwest.

  • 27 March 2020

    Under the Swan River

    Alex Conacher travels to the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth, Western Australia to speak with Salini Impregilo, NRW project director Richard Graham and tunnel construction manager Carlos Zapico

  • 16 March 2020

    Big changes

    The last ten years have been very challenging for large crawler manufacturers, reports Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr. But, these tough conditions have prompted innovation, offering users more flexibility.

  • 16 March 2020

    Game changer

    After years of development, Mammoet’s Focus is currently being fabricated. Sotiris Kanaris visited the company’s office in Schiedam, the Netherlands, and talked to Jacques Stoof, global director market development and...

  • 17 February 2020

    Brake time

    Variable frequency drive technology and specialised systems are helping to optimise the performance and versatility of today’s crane and hoist brakes. Daniel Searle reports.


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