All Below the Hook Articles

Efficient lifting below the hook
Being versatile while improving safety and productivity are just some of the requirements for below the hook equipment. Laura Hatton reports
Modulift and IMES joint-venture agreement
Manufacturer of below-the-hook equipment, Modulift, and engineering consultancy and inspection specialist Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions (IMES), have jointly formed a new company, Lift Management Services (LMS)
Jem picks Fassi for new Volvo
A construction materials supplier in the UK chose a Fassi crane mounted on a Volvo truck as the company’s first acquisition of a brand new vehicle
Assembly video from Modulift
Spreader beam manufacturer Modulift has made available a new step-by-step training video on how to construct a spreader beam correctly
The missing link
As the vital link between the crane and the load, below the hook equipment is safety critical. Laura Hatton reports
Deakins makes president at Bishop Lifting
Derrick Deakins has been appointed president of lifting provider Bishop Lifting Products in the USA
Bridon partners with Kanoo
Bridon International, a manufacturer of steel wire and fibre ropes, has launched a partnership with Kanoo Machinery, a distributor of crane and industrial lifting products in the Middle East
NPM invests for FibreMax expansion
NPM Capital has acquired a 25 % interest in FibreMax, a manufacturer of lightweight polymer fibre cables and slings for the lifting, offshore and construction industries
Modulift for Rolls-Royce turbine
Spreader beam manufacturer Modulift supplied equipment to lift a Rolls-Royce gas turbine for a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier in the UK
Modulift warns against fake parts
International lifting gear specialist Modulift Group, has issued a safety warning regarding the use of counterfeit spreader beam elements
Record beam from Modulift
Modulift has designed and manufactured a lifting rig to assemble Repower's 5 MW wind turbines for Harland and Wolff Heavy industries in Northern Ireland
Certex testing to 1,200 tonnes
A new test bench installed in Denmark allows Certex customers to test lifting equipment to more than 1,000 tonnes
Netherlands-based FibreMax has adapted man-made fibres for crane pendants
Netherlands-based FibreMax has adapted the use of man-made fibres to produce pendants for cranes, which, it says, will revolutionize the heavy lift industry
Modulift spreader for 100 m components
Modulift has expanded its range following requests for spreader systems that can carry 100 m components
Certex expands with factory and sling range
Lifting and safety equipment distributor Certex UK is launching its own range of slings at the company's new manufacturing facility in Montrose, Scotland
400 tonne DNV spreader from Modulift
As demand increases for lifting equipment with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) approval, Modulift has completed its second bespoke spreader system with full certification
Wire rope sling care and maintenance
Terry Young, president of Construction Safety Experts, in the US, discusses identification, inspection and removal criteria for wire rope slings
Hooked on safety
The synthetic sling is an increasingly popular lifting tool. Euan Youdale speaks to Mike Riggs, director of training at US sling manufacturer Slingmax, about the safety issues surrounding the industry and its future
Modulift spreaders for Atlas Copco
Compressed air equipment company Atlas Copco has bought Modulift spreaders to help in the transport of its products
Adjustable beam from MSB
The new Modular Spreader Beam available from Construction Lifters, a division of the Caldwell Group, is adjustable, durable, lightweight and versatile, allowing quick and easy assembly, according to the company.
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