Sere Maintenance upgrades concrete handling at KP1

Sere Maintenance was approached by KP1, a French leader in prefabricated construction systems, for the design and manufacture of a custom-made overhead process crane for the transport and handling of concrete at one of its 20 production plants situated at Saint-Jacques de la Lande. KP1 is a building industry company, solidly anchored in local economies […]

10/01/2022 - 12:34 pm

Caldwell manufactures transportation frame for cryomodules

The Caldwell Group Inc has customised a lifting frame that will eventually be used during transatlantic transportation of cryomodules, likely during the summer of 2022. The 35.76ft (10.9m) long by 7.2ft (2.2m) wide by 7.7ft (2.35m) high steel frame, provided by Caldwell’s Illinois, USA-based distributor John Sakash Company, weighs 12,787lb unloaded and 40,345lb loaded. Cryomodules […]

07/01/2022 - 11:03 am

Enerpac’s EVO System set for ITER tokamak magnet lift in 2024

Enerpac hydraulic cylinders are set to have a key role in the final construction of the ITER fusion tokamak in 2024. On completion of assembly of the tokamak’s vacuum vessel sectors, nine cylinders now pre-installed at the bottom of the machine will lift a 11m diameter, 320t, circular poloidal magnet (PF6) into position at the […]

05/01/2022 - 11:57 am

CPA installs fall protection at aerospace facility

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc (CPA) has designed and installed a bespoke fall protection system for a large commercial aeroplane supplier. CPA was contracted to integrate it with 67 separate bridge cranes that vary in capacity from 34 to 40USt and cover three million square feet. The galvanized chain-link (ASTM A392-07) installation allows crane operators […]

04/01/2022 - 13:22 pm

RSS RFID tracks lifting gear at multi-site project

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracks every item of Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd’s (RSS) equipment at a sprawling, seven-site project in London, UK. RSS has stocked lifting and rigging equipment stores at each of the locations – and every shackle, hook, sling, and harness is fitted with a tag that can be read by a smart […]

10/12/2021 - 14:46 pm

Getting the drinks in

A fleet of space-saving Flexi Truck very narrow aisle articulated forklifts have been deployed across the network of distribution depots operated by the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler LWC Drinks Ltd – the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler – has introduced a fleet of space-saving Flexi Truck very narrow aisle (VNA) articulated forklifts across its […]

07/12/2021 - 13:08 pm

New 33m spreader beam completes first job

The new MOD 1100/2000t spreader beam at 33m span, which was the latest addition to Modulift’s modular range of DNV Type Approved spreader beams, has been used in its very first lift in Dover in the UK. The successful first lift was carried out by its new owner, heavy lifting rental company, Safe Lifting Europe […]

23/11/2021 - 13:16 pm

Ainscough lifts abandoned vessel at Weymouth Harbour

Ainscough Crane Hire’s Heavy Cranes team joined forces with Gilpin Demolition and Dorset Council to remove a sunken fishing vessel from Weymouth Harbour. The boat, called FV Gitte and built in 1982, was a former Danish trawler that was 17.7m in length. It had been moored up in the harbour behind Weymouth Pavilion since being […]

23/11/2021 - 12:37 pm

Interlock system keeps parts flying between stations

Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc (CPA) was contracted by a large commercial aeroplane manufacturer to design a system to be carry parts between bridge cranes and workstations. The bridge cranes pick up the parts from a workstation and take them to the next workstation on the assembly line. The automated manufacturing process was for a […]

09/11/2021 - 15:07 pm

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