Reid Lifting supports war memorial effort

A chance meeting and a generous loan offer from lifting and lowering specialists Reid Lifting helped stone carver Carrie Horwood create a stunning new war memorial which remembers the fallen from two villages in the Forest of Dean, near to Reid’s headquarters in Chepstow, UK. A Reid Porta-Gantry 5000 helped lift and secure a giant […]

14/09/2021 - 13:28 pm

Heavy lifts glide with higher capacity Enerpac Trolleys

Enerpac has enhanced the ETR-Series Trolley System with higher capacity trolleys and swivel plates to accommodate header beams and other lifting systems With a 50t (500kN) and now 100t (1000kN) capacity per trolley, the electrically driven trolleys can carry heavy loads up to 800t (8000kN) horizontally in a continuous smooth movement, including acceleration and deceleration. […]

31/08/2021 - 11:25 am

Crosby helps kids take flight

Uprise Circus provides underprivileged children with the opportunity to gain confidence and personal development via the arts. The centrepiece of its site is a trapeze, which had become dated and needed replacing. The Crosby Group supplied over 70 shackles plus eye bolts and thimbles, as the social circus modernised the facility. Liz Taylor, vice president […]

31/08/2021 - 11:20 am

Custom model for the Eurotunnel  

The railway tunnel under the English Channel becomes a trans-European power highway and Palfinger has supplied a tailor-made solution for maintenance work with the highest safety standards: the PA1500 scissor lift platform. Some PA1500 scissor lift platforms operate along a 50.54km stretch, 40m below the surface of the sea. Palfinger Railway developed this custom-made model […]

31/08/2021 - 10:51 am

Demag to build record-breaking crane for Airbus jet

A record-breaking Demag process crane will literally play a supporting role in the assembly line of the new Airbus A321XLR. Travelling on a path of 82m, it will have a span of no less than 106m – making it the longest crane that Demag has ever built. It will cover the entire area of the […]

26/08/2021 - 19:42 pm

Rope and Sling at waste-to-energy site

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd (RSS) has been delivering spreader beams, slings, shackles, and related Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspections to the project for almost a year, as work at the undisclosed site continues. Ron Harrison, regional manager, Rotherham (UK) depot at RSS, says, “We provide the lifting gear, and they […]

17/08/2021 - 12:19 pm

Jungheinrich fleet for BLG Logistics in Erfurt

Jungheinrich has delivered 57 electric counterbalance trucks to the BLG Logistics Group in Erfurt. The fleet consists mainly of compact EFG 216k three-wheel forklift trucks. Its double rear wheel allows the truck to make 180deg turns on the spot and enabling flexible operations in confined spaces. This makes the EFG 216k particularly suitable for use […]

11/08/2021 - 19:24 pm

Reid lifting provides safe solution for accessing flood defences

When Bam Nuttall Ltd completed new flood defence work for the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and Environment Agency at Huckers Bow, near Weston Super Mare on the Bristol Channel, UK, it had to install the maintenance and inspection ladder without loops because there is a risk that loops could be damaged by debris around the […]

04/08/2021 - 11:53 am

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

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LHI October 2021

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