Enerpac gantry and side shifts lift heavy automotive presses

Portuguese heavy lift and specialist transport contractor, LASO Transportes AS, has used a combination of Enerpac SBL500 telescopic hydraulic gantry and side shifts to precisely position two presses weighing up to 160t. Using the side shift allowed the automotive presses to be lifted and positioned in three dimensions to fit reinforced concrete platforms. Industrial moves […]

20/10/2020 - 17:28 pm

Jungheinrich automates worldwide spare parts logistics for Liebherr

Liebherr-Werke Ehingen GmbH is building a new central spare parts warehouse at its headquarters in Ehingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany with the assistance of Jungheinrich. As one of the leading global manufacturers of mobile cranes, Liebherr intends to handle its worldwide distribution of spare parts from June 2023 onwards from the new facility. At the heart of […]

13/10/2020 - 12:36 pm

Mastering machine tool cranes  

Plazar Manutention, an industrial handling specialist and partner of handling equipment manufacturer Verlinde, has designed and commissioned a 30t overhead crane at the machine tool production plant Amada. Setting up an installation for the handling of this type of load, which is extremely heavy but fragile, requires great expertise and highly dependable handling equipment. Plazar […]

29/09/2020 - 20:01 pm

Lithium-ion powered Flexis deliver efficiency gains for Norish

Third party multi-temperature warehousing and logistics network, Norish, operates lithium-ion battery-powered Flexi articulated VNA truck technology at one of its cold store facilities in the West Midlands, UK. The company, which has used Flexi VNA trucks throughout its business for some 15 years, opted to replace the lead-acid battery-driven Flexis that had been in operation […]

29/09/2020 - 14:53 pm

Fusion of accuracy and control

Enerpac SyncHoist lifting systems are being used to assist in the assembly of the Vacuum Vessel for ITER, the world’s largest fusion experiment, in Southern France. The SyncHoist millimetre lifting accuracy is needed to lift 500t vacuum vessel sectors into an Up-Ending tool for vessel assembly by the ITER Sector Sub-Assembly Tool. The torus-shaped ITER […]

23/09/2020 - 16:22 pm

RSS supplies JDN air hoists to lower TBM

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) supplied two 50t capacity JD Neuhaus (JDN) air hoists and other rigging gear to the CVB joint venture, which used it to lower a tunnel boring machine at the Tideway project in London, UK. The air hoists were used to balance loads beneath the hook of a Liebherr LTM […]

14/09/2020 - 12:30 pm

Non-stop productivity with lithium-ion

CWT Commodities has transformed its operations after purchasing five new Mitsubishi EDiA forklift trucks all fitted with li-ion batteries. The global company has its main UK site at Seaforth Docks in Liverpool, where ten warehouses are used for storing cocoa and coffee products. The materials arrive by ship from West Africa during the busy cocoa […]

14/09/2020 - 12:02 pm

Snorkel continues support of charitable art initiative

Renowned street artist Gent48 was supported for the second time by Snorkel to create his second mural with art4charity in Birmingham, UK. Commissioned by Birmingham City Football Club, locally referred to as the “Blues”, the piece is entitled ‘Record Breakers’ and celebrates two Blues players, Trevor Francis and Jude Bellingham. Trevor Francis joined Birmingham City […]

01/09/2020 - 14:10 pm

BYD emission-free solution reduces forklift fleet size

When UK fruit packing business Cottage Farms switched its material handling fleet to BYD iron-phosphate battery-powered trucks, productivity levels were improved using a smaller number of machines, leading to considerable cost savings, as well as improved health and safety and a beneficial environmental impact. Cottage Farms is a privately-owned, second-generation, third-party packer of apples and […]

23/06/2020 - 13:42 pm

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LHI October 2020

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