Leading South Australian crane hire company, Load 28, are partnering with Starlight Children’s Foundation to help raise money for sick kids.
The new Potain MDT 489 topless crane from Manitowoc fills the gap between the manufacturer’s popular MDT 389 and new MDT 569 models and is ideal for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, especially the installation of large, prefabricated components, as well as for shipyards and mines with heavy loads to handle.
Construction workers head off rising concern of suicide in wake of pandemic. Read more
Two Way Cranes has been running two Franna AT40s for some time and they are proving to be excellent all-rounders and popular with the project management team and also the operators.
The Industrial Internet-of-things technology helps turn crane braking systems into smart devices. Altra Motion’s Christian Klein and Rex Sinclair explain how the performance of Ship to Shore (STS) and container handling Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes can benefit from the cloud.
The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) Awards of Excellence 2021 are recognised as the leading award event for the European crane and heavy-lift industry.
Improving safety in crane operations is a constant goal for the industry. The development of a wireless load controlling system demonstrates it is possible to eliminate personnel from being in close proximity to a suspended load.
Lifting terminology in the crane industry can be confusing. Some are clearly defined in Australian Standards with others derived from industry colloquialisms. The Crane Industry Council of Australia’s Technical Committee examines these variations in this issue’s CICA Tech Corner. Read more
Illinois crane specialists take top honours in 3D lift plan of the year contest.
The new Demag AC 450-7 is as compact as a six-axle crane but with significantly better performance. Setting new standards on seven axles – certainly not a humble goal for the engineers at Tadano Demag but the crane manufacturer from Zweibrücken now offers a new seven-axle machine that makes a compelling case with a series of forward-looking solutions and impressive technical specifications.