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

Enerpac push pull system constructs world’s largest observation wheel

An Enerpac push-pull system has been used to construct the world’s largest observation wheel. Opening mid-October, the Ain Dubai observation wheel is over 250m tall, significantly higher than the 168m, High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas, and almost twice the height of the London Eye. Constructing the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel is […]

18/10/2021 - 16:59 pm

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

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