Cranes & Hoists
September 2013

Konecranes recently introduced in the container-handling industry its automated rubber tyred gantry (ARTG) system which the company says provides RTG terminal operators with all the benefits of automation: operational cost savings, greater productivity, increased predictability and increased safety.






September 2013

LINDEN Comansa has announced its latest R&D project is the J1-08 jacking cage, which replaces the J1, used for its 1.6 m mast sections: S12, S13, TS14, S14, TS15 and S15. The 1.6-metre-wide mast section is the standard for models 11LC132, 11LC150 and 11LC160.






September 2013

A J D Neuhaus air-operated Profi 1 TI with a one-tonne lift capacity, suitable for operation in typical hot and dust-laden atmospheric conditions To withstand tough conditions such as those found in foundries, JD Neuhaus’ air-operated hoists have been designed to provide safe and reliable load handling facilities,






September 2013

Liebherr’s LR 13000 is not only the most powerful conventional crawler crane in the world, it is now also the highest. In July it was erected in its maximum lattice boom configuration at the manufacturing plant in Ehingen, Germany.






September 2013

SMART Limit technology, developed by Harrington Hoists Inc  and which allows operators to set hoist limits directly from the pendant, is helping raise output in manufacturing firms by providing plant managers precise product positioning.






September 2013

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a contract by MJ EcoPower Hybrid Systems to supply leading-edge lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for four new hybrid-powered mobile RTG (rubber tyred gantry) cranes serving Houston Harbour in the US state of Texas.






September 2013

Street Crane Company, the UK’s largest overhead crane and hoist manufacturer, has supplied a double girder overhead travelling crane to the Edinburgh Gogar tram depot. The 6.3-tonne crane is vital to maintaining the fleet of 27, seven-section, articulated trams. The crane will also load and unload the Unimog track maintenance vehicle. At 42.






September 2013

China Southern Airlines will, in future, use Demag crane systems for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of its aircraft fleet. The Chinese airline commissioned Terex Material Handling with the installation of process cranes equipped with maintenance platforms in the hangar at Shenzhen airport.






September 2013

Stahl CraneSystems presents a wire rope hoist specifically for the SWL range from   20 – 32 tonnes in the form of the newly designed ASR 7. It thus bridges the gap between the SH wire rope hoist lifting loads up to 25 tonnes and the AS 7, which can only exploit its full potential with heavier loads.






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