Offshore Wind Jacket Lifts via Ring Crane

Offshore wind projects taking place in macrotidal environments, such as around the UK, must deal with water level changes of more than four metres every six hours. This extreme tidal range is difficult to compensate for using ballasting, so projects that require load-in or load-out of large jackets are delayed when waters are too high […]

Out with the old, In with the New

As many as 57% of buyers have already completed the decision process of what they think they want in a materials handling solution before they engage with a salesperson “By moving away from defined categories of basic, standard and premium lift trucks, the Series N offers a new customer experience that enables them to define […]

Complete set of Lifting and Handling Elements

AGCO, an American company founded in 1990, is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. It provides agricultural solutions to farmers worldwide through the distribution of recognised brands and its lines of tractors, combine-harvesters, haymaking equipment, seeding and tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as spare parts. […]

Overcoming Nerves to Re-ignite Paused Projects

Technology can help industrial machinery and equipment (IM&E) manufacturers take advantage of pent-up demand and motivate customers to re-ignite paused projects.  Manufacturers can help instigate forward-movement by turning to customer-centric technology to help their customers re-engage in the buying cycle, feel comfortable with the investment, and be inspired by new product offerings and the promise […]

World’s First Driven E-chain System

The world’s first energy chain with its own drive ensures significantly longer running times on extremely long travels because hardly any push/pull forces act on it. Across the globe, rail-mounted automated stacking cranes (ASCs) in ports are just one of the applications that benefit. 40 years ago, container ships were tiny compared with today’s vessels. They […]

Customised Design Wins Order

An order for an overhead crane and gantry specifically designed to overcome delivery and functionality constraints has been placed by Consulmet Pty Ltd on crane and hoist manufacturer, Condra. Manufacture of the crane, which is for a mine in Angola, began in April. A customised proposal for a product designed and manufactured in South Africa […]

Compact Cranes Go Underground

Condra has won the crane and hoist order for Mupani Mine, one of several Zimplats operations in the mineral-rich Hartley Geographical Complex, Zimbabwe. Situated southwest of Harare, Mupani is undergoing an upgrade to replace production at Rukodzi and Ngwarati mines, and part of Mupfuti Mine. These are projected to deplete over the next six years. […]

Expansion Investments until 2030

In 2021, the Liebherr Group posted an overall increase of € 1,298 million or 12.6 %.From the second quarter in 2021, to some extent, it was extremely difficult to procure various raw materials, components and electronic parts. This resulted in price increases and bottlenecks in the global supply chains. Nevertheless, Liebherr recorded a significant increase […]

Aerial Platform Production Unit

The Manitou Group, has chosen Sere Maintenance, a member of Europont and the SAV Verlinde network, to equip its new rough-terrain aerial platform production unit in Candé, Maine-et-Loire, with overhead cranes and lifting equipment. This 18 000 sqm plant, which has been in operation since the end of 2021, is part of an overall plan to […]

Work at Height Case Studies

The Master Builders Association recently held a seminar on working at height, presented in collaboration with The Institute for Work at Height (IWH), using real-life fall case studies. Lydia Mentoor, Johannesburg Regional Manager for construction sector insurer Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (FEM) outlined a case in which a lanyard detached from the locking hook […]