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

Caldwell lifter for turf mats

Kentuckiana Wire Rope and Supply, a regional branch of Fulcrum Lifting, has supplied a 1USt capacity custom Caldwell lifter for handling rubber turf mats. Fulcrum, a distributor of the full range of Caldwell products, delivered the 48 x 96in pallet to a utilities contractor that places the mats down on turf so plant and machinery […]

22/05/2021 - 09:07 am

A pressing move without interruption to production

Hungarian heavy lifting and machine assembly specialist, Megakran Plc, relied upon its Enerpac SL400N hydraulic gantry to move an 85t sheet metal press between factories located in Somogy County in southwest Hungary. The SL400N gantry provided easier access to the press than using a mobile crane. With a large vehicle production industry, Hungary is one […]

20/05/2021 - 19:32 pm

Heinemann chooses flexible short-term rental fleet from Jungheinrich

Global travel retail company Gebr. Heinemann is switching the intralogistics in its logistics centres to use Jungheinrich trucks. The company, which runs or supplies approximately 600 duty free shops around the world, is banking on a flexible short-term rental fleet that can be quickly and easily adjusted according to its needs. “We looked for a […]

27/04/2021 - 13:27 pm

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LHI September 2022

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