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ATs take it in their stride
All terrain cranes are strong in their traditional markets but there is a growing demand for flexible, higher capacity machines that can carry out a range of applications across the lifting spectrum. Euan Youdale reports
New Comansa towers
A new range of tower cranes is available from Spanish manufacturer Linden Comansa.
World Cup stadium cranes
A total of 19 Liebherr top slewing tower cranes are being used on the construction of the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the venues for the 2010 Football World Cup.
Terex breaks ground on Demag logistics centre
Terex Demag has begun construction of a new logistics centre at its Zweibrücken, Germany factory. Work began last month and the centre is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year.
Management fully acquires Arcomet
Arcomet's management team, led by CEO Dirk Theyskens, has fully acquired the company from minority shareholders GIMV, Sofinim and NPM Capital
Fassi wins in Thailand
The Highway Authority for Thailand has placed an order with Italy-based manufacturer Fassi for 57 of its F95B loader cranes
Terex sends fleet to quake-hit China
Terex Changjiang dispatched 105 brand new truck cranes to the area of China worst hit by the 12 May earthquake.
Giant US gantry crane gets $40 million overhaul
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, in the US, is spending $40 million to overhaul a 900 tonne capacity gantry crane. The work will provide increased capacity needed for construction of the US Navy’s next generation of aircraft carrier.
Another tower crane collapses in New York
A tower crane has collapsed in New York City, US.
Hellman moves the Ace of Spades
One of Europe's largest open cast mine drag lines is being decommissioned and moved to a new home in the US
Swift swinging
Penny Hydraulics, based in the UK, produces vehicle-mounted load handling equipment. Products previewed on the company stand at the UK's Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show, in April, included new versions of the company's 500 kg and 1,000 kg Swing Lift cranes
New Hiab test centre
Hiab has opened a crane testing centre at its loader crane factory in Hudiksvall, Sweden
Wind turbine erection
Demand for energy worldwide is rising at an unprecedented pace. Oil and other finite resources continue to be the primary fuels for power generation and the raw materials for a vast range of products. Wind turbines, however, are an increasingly popular means of generating energy worldwide. Euan Youdale reports
High winds
The world's highest wind turbine has been placed at the Veladero mine, San Juan, Argentina, in the Cordillera de Los Andes, 4,200 m above sea level
Oil answers
Dirk Verwim, sales manager for heavy lift and transport giant Sarens, speaks to IC about the crane market in the global petrochemical industry
Dockside cranes under the spotlight
Increased lifting requirements at ports have meant dockside cranes have had to become faster, bigger and more flexible. Euan Youdale reports
Gottwalds on the Mississppi
Two Gottwald Generation 5 floating cranes, headed for the lower Mississippi in the US, will be brought together with three others on the river under a new joint venture
Messenger is a new OEM solution
Antx has released the Messenger, an industrial monitoring system that combines, GPS, GSM, CDMA cellular or satellite modem, controller area network (CAN) bus communication and alarm notification
XCMG aims truck cranes at UK
Two demonstrator XCMG truck cranes have been imported into the UK with the aim of increasing the manufacturer's presence in the market. XCMG Cannon, UK distributor for the Chinese crane manufacturer XCMG, will make the 25 tonne capacity QY25K and 50 tonne QY50K truck cranes available on a two to three month trial basis.
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