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Going the distance
Parts, service and support is crucial for the all-terrain crane user and hire companies alike reports Adrian Greeman
Living with the new normal
China’s president Xi Jinping stressed in speeches in 2014 that the country—and its trading partners—would have to accept a ‘new normal’ of restrained growth, not the double digit percentage rates of previous decades. At Bauma China, Will North found manufacturers facing up to this new reality.
Liebherr’s PowerBoom used on LR 11000
Liebherr's 1,000t LR 11000 crawler crane has been used with its PowerBoom system for the first time. The system, a parallel boom that increases load capacities, was used with the LR 11000 crane at a wind turbine project in northern Germany.
Gateway to the east
Current growth in Turkey is being driven not just by domestic projects, but by the country’s proximity to another burgeoning region, Central Asia. Daniel Searle reports.
Straightpoint’s loadcell weighs offshore wind station
In this month’s equipment case study, we find out how a 12t-capacity loadcell developed by Straightpoint was used by Larkin Engineering Services to load test the lifting points of a weather station. Over the following pages, we have news and new products from across the lifting equipment sector.
As good as it looks?
The outlook in the UK construction sector appears to be a positive one, with investment in housing, transport and energy projects all increasing—but crane manufacturers and rental companies have different views on the certainty of a full recovery. Daniel Searle reports.
Planning for the future
The interlinked issues of training, health and safety are integral to efficient, safe working processes and practices. Manufacturers, suppliers and crane builders are constantly facing the challenge of ensuring that their working environments meet stringent, changing regulations.
Moving with the times
Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of a retractable roof on the largest free-spanning dome stadium in the world is no small feat. Hoist looks at how the expertise of material handling specialists MHE-Demag and automation firm ABB ensured this project became a reality.
Hydro projects get a lift
Cranes and hoists are playing a large role at a number of dams and hydro projects worldwide. Carrieann Stocks looks at a series of projects around the world.
Something for everyone
The Imal-Pal Group is a versatile supplier of components and engineering for the complete panel line, with an extensive reference list in a growing number of applications, from panels to pallets; and pellets. Mike Botting visited Imal’s Modena headquarters.
A better show
This year’s Xylexpo exhibition in Milan saw the return of some important exhibitors, which may just have brought the whole show back from the brink, reports Mike Botting, who attended Fiera Milano-Rho in May.