This is the first article in a regular series by Stuart Edwards of Edwards Heavy Lift on rigging matters. Stuart Edwards is well known to the industry, initially in presenting Boom Logistics and John Holland entries in the CICA Lift of the Year, before starting his own business and consulting to many of you. He was co-winner of the Innovation Award at the most recent CICA national crane conference, as well as one of the presenters at a rigging workshop there. If you have a rigging topic that you would like to see covered, please contact the editor or Stuart Edwards at email@example.com. Read more
How many times have we heard the terms “traditional” and “conservative” used to described the lifting and rigging industry in the context of digitalisation? Far too many times. But what does it take for the sector to jump on the digital revolution band wagon and is it worth it? Jacqueline Ong finds out.
Cheryl Woodhart has been in the crane industry for some 30 years and has accomplished much during that time, both professionally and for the sector. From selling an $18 million crane to being CICA’s longest serving female director, the last three decades have been anything but dull, writes Jacqueline Ong.
And just like that, Cranes and Lifting is marking a decade, okay, 11 years, of production. We wouldn’t be where we are today if we didn’t have the support of the sector and it is our goal to continue to contribute to the success of our readers, advertisers, and suppliers well into the next decade.
In looking back on the last 10 years, a number of early supporters, who continue to back our efforts, come to mind. Our 10th anniversary spread wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t take the time acknowledge them. Patrick Lau speaks to some of them to get their thoughts on the decade that has gone by and what they hope to see in Cranes and Lifting (CAL) moving forward. Read more
Turkish tower crane rental company and Potain dealer TeknoVinç sponsored a model crane building competition in Istanbul aimed at inspiring the country’s next generation of engineers.
The Port Pirie smelter on the eastern shore of the Upper Spencer Gulf in SA has been in operation for more than 127 years and in 2015, Nyrstar embarked on a half-a-billion-dollar Redevelopment project, which involved the conversion of operations into an advanced metal recovery and refining facility. Key aspects of the Redevelopment project included the replacement of the existing sinter plant with an oxygen enriched bath smelting furnace as well as replacement of the existing sulfuric acid plant with one that has greater capacity and upgraded technology. In January, the $660 million metals processing plant was officially commemorated. Read more
With a total maximum load capacity of mobile cranes of more than 3000t, Max Cranes is not only in the Cranes and Lifting Top 50 crane owning companies in Australia and New Zealand, it is in the top five in South Australia. And it is hard to imagine that the SA crane giant began with three cranes on a small dusty block on the Augusta Highway in Port Augusta, with an ATCO hut for an office, writes Jacqueline Ong.
Boom Logistics – supplier of integrated lifting solutions for Australian industry – has spent the last few years transforming its business to be more cost effective and flexible to meet customer demands, while also making significant inroads to becoming a major player in the country’s booming wind farm sector, writes Jan Arreza.
With 30 branches worldwide and three dedicated branch locations in Australia, ALE is a global leader in heavy transportation and lifting; delivering a highly tailored service and providing innovative equipment and engineering solutions. Greg Keane finds out more.
Specialist crane and subsea equipment manufacturer Huisman has manufactured an offshore crane hook using a 3D printer. The Dutch company said it is the first of its kind.
Not only that, it passed its 80t load test “and all associated quality control checks according to the strictest criteria,” Huisman said. Read more