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Mid-cycle?
The North American rental sector is still enjoying a period of buoyant demand, but are there the first signs of a slowdown? IRN takes the temperature of the world's biggest rental market.
Moving on
Montreal-based Simplex Equipment Rental, which this year celebrates its 100th birthday, is going through a period of unprecedented growth. John Wyatt visited the company at its Montreal head office.
Buying time
Aerial platforms are a key rental product, so it is no surprise that so many access rental companies are being acquired by other rental companies. Murray Pollok reports on the access sector.
ACCESS 50
The 2007 Access 50 listing
Merlo's access move
There are plenty of access manufacturers who also produce telehandlers – JLG, Genie and now Skyjack, to name just three – but fewer telehandler manufacturers have made the trip across the divide, Manitou being a notable exception. Now, however, we have one of the world's foremost telehandler manufacturers, Merlo, entering the access fray and doing so with well thought-out, niche products that are anything but ‘me-too’ products.
Wear a harness!
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – the trade body that represents access equipment manufacturers, owners and users – has launched a global campaign to encourage operators to wear body harnesses when working in boom-type platforms (self-propelled booms, truck mounted platforms and trailer-mounted units.)
Pumping efficiency
Tsurumi has launched a new range of contractor pumps incorporating electrode water sensors to automatically stop pump running dry for prolonged periods, and thereby significantly reduce energy consumption.
Grindex additions
Like ITT Flygt and PXPUmps, Sweden's Grindex has added a stainless steel drainage and sludge pumps to its range.
New Varisco pump
The Duo Energybank is a new 6 inch (150 mm) pump from Italian manufacturer Varisco.
Towerlight pump duo
Towerlight has launched its Liquidator 6 super-silenced pump and the latest version of its DD75 diaphragm pump.
High lift pumping
Godwin Pumps of America used April's Bauma to showcase additions to its HL series of pumps for high lift applications such as mine and quarry dewatering and pumping through nozzles or long pipelines.
Anti-corrosion pump from ITT
ITT Flygt has a range of stainless steel pumps for applications in corrosive and mildly abraslve conditions to its range of submersible pumps.
Stainless steel at PXPumps
PXPumps says its entire range of submersible wastewater pumps-from the smallest PX1 to the largest PX4 -can now be supplied in grade AISI316 stainless steel.
Gorman-Rupp invests in Europe
US pump manufacturer Gorman-Rupp acquired in April a controlling interest in Wavo Pompen BV, a Netherlands pump manufacturer with facilities in Leeuwarden and Culemborg.
Speedy response to UK floods
Unseasonably wet weather in the North and Southwest of the UK in June and July have proved a boon for Speedy Pumps, the pumps division of rental companySpeedy Hire.
New Wacker submersible
This PS2 400 submersible pump is one of a range of four single-phase submersible pumps from Wacker Group in Germany.
Big movers for the USA
Available in North America, Multiquip's recently-launched InstaPrime pumps are designed for moving large quantities of water in a wide range of applications, including dewatering, sludge, sewer-by-pass and well-point projects.
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