All Below the Hook Articles

Below the hook: no strain, no gain
Loads of new products on the market points to a healthy market for below the hook equipment. Christian Shelton reports
Remote release clamp from Elebia
Elebia annouces remote release lifting clamp
Van Beest acquires Irizar Forge and Load Solutions
Spanish hook maker Irizar Forge and Norwegian Tycan manufacturer acquired by Van Beest
Hook release weight capacity increased
Automatic hook specialist Elebia has made a number of improvements to its range
Adjustable lifting system off the shelf from Modulift
Modulift has a new lifting and spreader beam system using adjustable clamps for the lifting and suspension points and it will be available off the shelf
Modular beam solutions
Spreader beams from below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift were chosen for a prestigious modular construction project in central London, United Kingdom
New compact modular vacuum lifting system
The new CM 3 compact modular vacuum lifting system enables contractors to utilise larger-capacity compact equipment for a range of lifting applications
Gaylin invests in growth and improvement
Singapore-headquartered Gaylin, a specialist supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment, has initiated a plan to expand and improve its operations
Largest spreader beam from Modulift
Modulift has completed a spreader beam with a capacity of 1,500 tonnes and a span of 20 metres. it is the UK company's largest beam to date
Hearing and seeing
When asked whether the use of sound combined with the camera is a practical combination for better communication with workers on the ground, the response was varied among the camera manufacturers.
Field of vision: crane load view cameras
Major advances in crane load view cameras and vision systems technology over the last couple of years open up a whole new range of possibilities for the safety and efficiency of crane operations
Tata hooks Damen for refurbishment
Damen Anchor and Chain Factory (AKF) in the Dutch city of Schiedam has completed the refurbishment of 12 giant lifting hooks for Tata Steel in Ijmuiden, also in The Netherlands
Cargo Lift appointed Modulift distributor in Mexico
Modulift has signed rigging equipment supplier Cargo Lift as its first distributor in Mexico. It will stock spreader beams up to 110 tonnes capacity
CERN uses automatic hook for irradiation tests
European research organisation CERN is using an automatic hook from Spanish manufacturer Elebia to lift and lower a 750 kilogramme concrete beam used for radiation tests
Elebia launches Evo2 safety hook
Evo2 is a new remotely operated safety hook for cranes from Elebia. The Spanish manufacturer said it is smaller, lighter and smarter than other hooks of its type
Guay pairs up for kiln lift
Canadian crane rental and specialized transport company Guay chose a pair of lattice boom crawler cranes with spreader beams for a project to install a six-section clinker kiln in Québec
380 tonne tower pieces lifted by Schmidbauer
German crane and heavy transport contractor Schmidbauer used a 1,400 tonne gantry crane - rigged with below the hook equipment from Modulift - to lift 91 tower pieces weighing 380 tonnes each
Lifting challenge on Forth Road Bridge job
UK-based Rope and Sling Specialists provided a below-the-hook solution to lift a truck-mounted access platform during overnight repairs on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland
Modulift makes demanding London lifts
Specialized engineering company Modulift solved a lifting problem for loads picked by tower cranes on a high-rise development in the UK where site access was a challenge
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