Lifter, rotator for Giant Magellan Telescope

The Caldwell Group Inc. has delivered a custom system for rotating a track section during manufacture of the world’s most powerful telescope. Caldwell is one of the several businesses based in Rockford, Illinois, USA,  including milling specialist, Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc, that is delivering various scopes of work to The Giant Magellan Telescope, an international […]

02/04/2024 - 15:56 pm

Automated cranes for waste-to-energy

Konecranes will supply two grab lifter cranes to Elixir Group’s industrial complex in Prahovo, Serbia, to meet the growing energy demands of its chemical industry. The order was booked in December 2023, with deliveries and installation scheduled from October 2024. The project involves the installation of two 17USt cranes that will be positioned within the […]

01/02/2024 - 12:24 pm

Britlift helps keep train manufacturer’s lifting on track

CAF Rolling Stock UK produces trains for the UK market. The bodies, bogies and engines are manufactured at CAF facilities in Spain and France for assembly at its plant in Llanwern near Newport, Wales. Clients include Transport for Wales, which recently commissioned 180 new diesel trains from CAF. The Welsh facility runs two 25t cranes […]

31/01/2024 - 16:13 pm

LASTRO takes Enerpac Jack-up to new heights

Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of an Enerpac JS-250 fitted with a bracing kit for German heavy lift company, LASTRO Heavylift, has been completed at Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology in The Netherlands. The JS-250 Jack-up lifted a 660 metric ton load to a height of 15m during the FAT. The Enerpac JS-250 system, comprising four towers, […]

23/01/2024 - 16:49 pm

Shipping solutions

≈The use of aerial work platforms in a salty environment requires effective protection against splashes of seawater, shellfish or other residues on the machine’s dashboard. Manitou Group’s “Special Solutions” department created a tailor-made solution for a customer using an aerial work platform to wash boat hulls. To protect this dashboard, also known as a console, […]

10/01/2024 - 12:44 pm

OZ Lifting Chain Hoists Lower $250k Car

Winona, Minnesota-based Oz Lifting Products LLC provided equipment for a rig that lowered a $250k Lucid Air Sapphire electric car at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The vehicle was centre of a holiday-season display in the jewellery section of the store, which is below street level. Getting it there took an overnight operation that involved four […]

09/01/2024 - 14:42 pm

Floating a great lifting solution

A family-owned company, Thunderbird Products, produces the world-renowned lines of Formula Boats. With a long-established philosophy of uncompromising quality in every detail, Formula is recognised as one of the world’s premier powerboat manufacturers, producing fiberglass boats from 24 to 50ft in length. Bohl Crane, which has been an R&M Materials Handling Master Distributor for more […]

03/01/2024 - 12:25 pm

Plug Power completes first installation of Electrolyzer at Amazon

Plug Power Inc, a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the green hydrogen economy, completed the installation and commissioning of an electrolyzer system at an Amazon fulfilment centre in Aurora, Colorado, USA. The one-megawatt (MW) proton exchange membrane electrolyzer is the first for Amazon and is producing low-carbon hydrogen to fuel more than 225 […]

03/01/2024 - 10:55 am

Tandem-lifting hoist for Environment Agency

Hoist & Winch Ltd recently supplied a special tandem-lifting hoist system as part of improvements to the UK’s Environment Agency flood defence assets at Taplow Weir on the Jubilee Relief Channel in Maidenhead, UK. It is an 11.6km asset that reduces flood risk to 3200 properties by diverting water from the River Thames when flows […]

07/11/2023 - 16:27 pm

Nordic Crane expands heavy lift capability

Leading Nordic lifting company, Nordic Crane, has expanded its heavy lifting capability with the addition of an Enerpac JS-250 Jack-up system to the company’s rapidly growing Heavy Lift Division. Designed to lift loads up to 1300t, the JS-250 Jack-up will be deployed on infrastructure, tunnel and oil and gas projects in the region. The Nordic […]

16/10/2023 - 12:59 pm

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