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Cleaning the raw material
Technology for cleaning recycled wood and virgin fibre can help panel producers to optimise their production and reduce costs. Stephen Powney reports from Instalmec.
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Onwards and upwards
Imal-Pal was the next stop for our Focus on Italy trip, with the company having just celebrated its 45th anniversary. Stephen Powney reports.
There was a noticeable presence at this year’s Intermat of manufacturers promoting operator lifts for tower cranes, due to recent legislation in France demanding the systems at certain heights. Daniel Searle spoke to some of the companies preparing for an increase in orders.
Stability systems required to comply with revised EU standards, have been further developed to offer improved efficiency. Daniel Searle reports.
The people who sell cranes
Selling Manitowoc’s Grove line of cranes in West Africa, Paterson Simons & Co (Africa) Ltd. managing director John Traynor understands that a complete package of training and aftersales service, supported by manufacturer partnerships, is vital in persuading customers to make the financial step up from buying used cranes to buying new.
Sarens’ quick bridge lift
A Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane has been used by Sarens to lift a steel bridge over a motorway in Germany, negotiating weight restrictions to bring the crane to the job site.
More power, more options
This spring, Manitowoc announced new developments across its crawler range. In its high-capacity range, a new option on its variable positioning counterweight system adds to the load chart on its MLC 650 crane. At lower capacities, the company now offers Sennebogen telecrawlers badged as Groves.
After the recession stalled some projects even before construction had begun, there is now cautious optimism and growth again in the Middle East. Daniel Searle visited some of the key players in the UAE.
Engaging and networking with a skilled population is just one way a manufacturer can shareexpertise and also broaden its own skill set. That’s exactly what Konecranes did last month when itheld its inaugural IndustryHack Hackathon.
Turning on the style
Electric hoist technology is both a versatile and key element of the material-handling sector, offering productive, efficient and effective solutions to end user’s lifting requirements.
Conveyor use as a mucking system is spreading almost to the point of ubiquity, according to manufacturers. Technical journalist Keren Fallwell reports