Handling Specialty lifts the stage at Royal Caribbean

Handling Specialty made history in 1995 when it was contracted to produce the underwater stage lift system for Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio, in Las Vegas.  The ‘O’ show continues to perform two shows per night after 24 years on the original Handling Specialty lift systems. It is an extraordinary engineering feat from an […]

06/07/2021 - 15:41 pm

Caldwell beam completes automated lifting system

Illinois Electric Works oversaw installation of a 2USt capacity monorail crane system at a heavy truck manufacturer, featuring a 1USt capacity twin-hook Caldwell lifting beam. The end user sought a material handling solution for separating frame rails in preparation for its assembly line process. Illinois Electric Works was initially contacted about provision of a gantry, […]

24/05/2021 - 16:16 pm

Caldwell lifter for turf mats

Kentuckiana Wire Rope and Supply, a regional branch of Fulcrum Lifting, has supplied a 1USt capacity custom Caldwell lifter for handling rubber turf mats. Fulcrum, a distributor of the full range of Caldwell products, delivered the 48 x 96in pallet to a utilities contractor that places the mats down on turf so plant and machinery […]

22/05/2021 - 09:07 am

A pressing move without interruption to production

Hungarian heavy lifting and machine assembly specialist, Megakran Plc, relied upon its Enerpac SL400N hydraulic gantry to move an 85t sheet metal press between factories located in Somogy County in southwest Hungary. The SL400N gantry provided easier access to the press than using a mobile crane. With a large vehicle production industry, Hungary is one […]

20/05/2021 - 19:32 pm

Heinemann chooses flexible short-term rental fleet from Jungheinrich

Global travel retail company Gebr. Heinemann is switching the intralogistics in its logistics centres to use Jungheinrich trucks. The company, which runs or supplies approximately 600 duty free shops around the world, is banking on a flexible short-term rental fleet that can be quickly and easily adjusted according to its needs. “We looked for a […]

27/04/2021 - 13:27 pm

Ace Cranes for Cape Canaveral project

Ace World Companies has installed two 250USt capacity cranes, each with 25USt capacity auxiliary hoists, at a new manufacturing facility at Cape Canaveral. Ace, a manufacturer of overhead cranes and hoists, provided the 201ft span cranes for an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company. These are some of the largest top-running cranes ever built […]

14/04/2021 - 15:55 pm

AFE Crane installs ACCO monorail, hoists for lighting manufacturer

AFE Crane, based in Iowa USA, has installed a custom hoist and crane system comprised of over 1000ft. of monorail track and 20 custom hoists in the manufacturing facility of an outdoor lighting manufacturer. AFE Crane is a strategic distributor of ACCO Material Handling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of material handling products and part of […]

30/03/2021 - 13:55 pm

Lifting and safety technology keep the thrills safe  

Fritt Fall is not for the faint hearted. Up to 4000 visitors a day can enjoy the biggest attraction of the Gröna Lund theme park on the island of Djurgarden in Sweden’s capital Stockholm. The passengers are lifted to a height of 80m at a rate of 3m/s before falling into the bottomless pit – […]

30/03/2021 - 13:05 pm

Modulift builds spreader beam with 2000t lift capacity

Safe Lifting Europe BV a Dutch rental company specialising in heavy lifting, has taken delivery of a modular spreader beam able to lift a 2000t load, which it commissioned Modulift to design and manufacture. Known for product innovation, Modulift managed the entire process led by its experienced team of in-house engineers. From full design specification […]

26/03/2021 - 11:28 am

Combilifts are a highlight for HAI 

Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) employs a workforce of 1600 at its eight sites in Europe, and the company’s activities include supplying high-tech aluminium profiles and finished components as well as employing highly efficient recycling processes. It is now using three multidirectional forklifts from the Irish manufacturer Combilift, which ensure the safer and more efficient handling […]

22/03/2021 - 08:39 am

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LHI July/August 2021

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