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Two cranes to facilitate both interior and exterior load travel

Two cranes to facilitate both interior and exterior load travel
The VGI and VGIM gantry cranes presented by VERLINDE have the capacity to shift loads from 500kg to 6.3 tonnes. Fitted with manual or electric-powered hoists, the gantry cranes are time savers in all workshops even if girder cranes are installed. This gantry crane offers flexibility to the operator for shifting parts from one workstation to another without having to wait for the girder crane to be available.
23rd May 2017

Flood defences boosted by refurbished mitre gates

Flood defences boosted by refurbished mitre gates
  Peakirk Pumping Station has benefitted from a comprehensive refurbishment of its mitre gates carried out by ECS Engineering Services. Appointed by the Environment Agency to complete the project, ECS was able to boost the flood defence capabilities of the station with uprated gates despite facing a number of challenges.
17th May 2017

Range of crane maintenance services expanded

Street CraneXpress, the crane maintenance and parts firm, is now working in conjunction with Crane Rail Surveys to deliver a new range of diagnostic services to UK customers.
16th May 2017


Say 'cheers' to more success with Scotland's whisky industry

Say 'cheers' to more success with Scotland's whisky industry
Asset management and engineering services specialist, Briggs Equipment, has won another important contract with world renowned Highland distillery, The Glenmorangie Company. The firm's latest order comprises six Hyster four-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, ranging in size from 1.6-3 tonnes, a 2.0S ride on pallet truck and a JLG 1930ES scissor lift. Briggs is supplying all of the machines on a five year contract hire basis, including full servicing and maintenance support, which will be provided by engineers based at its Cumbernauld depot.
16th May 2017

Verlinde wire rope hoist helps UK mould shop boost lifting capacity

Verlinde wire rope hoist helps UK mould shop boost lifting capacity
  When a UK injection-moulding shop was looking to expand its operational capabilities, the installation of a 12.5-tonne capacity Verlinde Eurobloc VT3 low-headroom electric wire-rope hoist served to boost lifting capacity in line with the company's developing requirements.
12th May 2017

AC/DC power source delivers up to 22.5kVA

AC/DC power source delivers up to 22.5kVA
A 22.5kVA unit has been added to its California Instruments MX Series II AC/DC Power Sources by AMETEK Programmable Power. The MX22.5 delivers up to 22.5kVA and can be configured to have single-phase or three-phase outputs in AC, DC or AC+DC mode. It is more economical than the California Instruments MX30, while at the same time offers more features and higher output power than the product family’s MX15 model.
8th May 2017

Cable designed for long-travel crane installations

Cable designed for long-travel crane installations
Developing the new chainflex medium voltage cable, the CFCRANE.PUR, igus has designed the cable to be suitable for very long travels of up to 1,000m such as those found in crane installations. Motor cables of this series are highly flexible, flame retardant, and oil and UV resistant. As a retrofit solution or for special projects, they are now available to order from stock.
5th May 2017

The only way is up for lifts with Hengstler safety relays

The only way is up for lifts with Hengstler safety relays
According to the experts from the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) the future of building technology is going to rise to new heights. During the next ten years, the number of buildings over 200m tall is forecasted to double, and by the year 2020, the number of skyscrapers over 600m will surge from two to ten. The estimation made by the CTBUH is further supported by the clear megatrend to urbanisation throughout the world. At the same time, the market for high speed lifts is growing enormously.
4th May 2017

Roller shutter doors keep winter weather out at Glasgow paper plant

Roller shutter doors keep winter weather out at Glasgow paper plant
Two 25 year old sara LBS industrial doors have been replaced with new models, from the same manufacturer. The paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa has replaced the two older doors at its West Scotland depot. Smurfit Kappa had sales of €8.2bn in 2016, and is constantly innovating to create new packaging solutions and other paper based products, such as point of sale displays, and runs highly regarded recycling operations across the UK.
27th April 2017

Highway safety improved as companies unite together

Highway safety improved as companies unite together
Safety came first when infrastructure support service leader Amey ordered a fleet of crane-equipped 3.5 tonne tippers for highways maintenance duties. The company invested in 80 new vehicles fitted with 250kg ‘Swinglift’ electric cranes by Penny Hydraulics, and tipping bodies Bevan Specialist Products.
19th April 2017


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