Cranes & Specialized Transport Sector News

Life in nylon
Advances in chemistry and processing have allowed wider use of nylon-6 as an engineering polymer in cranes. Nylon sheaves offer benefits over metal types, for example, by extending the working life of wire rope. Bernd Nussdorfer explains
Safety on board
State-of-the-art electronic control systems offer significantly increased safety options for cranes and other lifting equipment. Manufacturers and users that still perceive mechanical and hydraulic systems as safer simply because they are well understood are missing the point, writes Les Metcalfe
Grove GTK in iron
Exclusive news of Manitowoc Crane Group's ground breaking new Grove GTK1100 from the company's plant in Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Latest launches
A last minute update on what to see at this year s Bauma construction equipment exhibition in Munich, Germany, from 23 to 29 April.
Record in Austria
>Specialized lifting and transport contractor Prangl, based in Austria, completed a pair of so-called “monster lifts”during work to repair a damaged railway bridge near Vienna. IC reports.
Delicate drum dance
Transporting an 860 tonne reactor and an even bigger regenerator across high seas was a challenge met by Jumbo Shipping. Due to the size of the cargo and its vulnerability to damage, thorough preparations and cautious execution were essential for a successful mission.
Airbus move and lift
Creating the Airbus A380, the world largest commercial passenger aircraft, requires a large number of machine tools to be transported and installed. Gino Koster takes a closer look at a job in an Airbus factory in Germany where heavy transport trailers and an hydraulic lift system came in to play to get the job done
Physical change
From hydraulic jacks to telescopic hydraulic gantries to strand jacks, IC reports on loads upto 2,000 tonnes that have been lifted where conventional cranes were not the most viable solution.
Raising the roof
Hydraulics specialist Enerpac carried out heavy lifting operations at two famous sports stadia on opposite sides of the world
For industry
Telescopic hydraulic gantries are well established in the alternative lifting arena. IC rounds up developments C
European expansion from China
With the construction industry enjoying boom times in China, Yongmao is one Chinese crane manufacturer that aims to recreate its domestic market success in Europe. IC talks C to Sean O'Sullivan, general manager at Jin Long Europe, the European distributor of Fushun Yongmao tower cranes, about the company's progress and plans for Europe
Light fantastic
The spectacular light show illuminating the skies of the French city of Lyon in December presented a surprisingly complicated lifting challenge. IC reports
Fingertip control
As advances in electronics are made so frequently, each new generation of transmitters and receivers for the lifting industry reflects these advances and makes use of the developments with the promise of advantages and improvements over previous generations for end users. Whatever your control requirements, there is sure to be a wireless solution available to meet your needs. IC looks at some of the latest developments in the sector.
Up Mexico way
Vertical construction is booming in Mexico City and, with developers fighting for space in the sprawling metropolis, the city is proving a prime market for tower cranes. IC reports.
Back at the track
Visitors to the UK's Sed construction equipment exhibition in May can expect a bigger and better event than ever. The show is in its second year at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, near Corby, Northamptonshire
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