Features/interviews – Page 18

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    Access three areas

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    Three events – the first International Rental Exhibition, the first European Rental Awards, and the third annual European Rental Association Convention – will draw visitors to Amsterdam on 3-5 June. Patrick Hill sets the scene.

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    Access at the speedway

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    SED, at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby, and Access Daze, at the Kingfisher Golf, near Milton Keynes, on 13-15 May provide the best opportunity in the UK this year to see the access industry's latest. Patrick Hill reports.

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    Access-20 2008: Biggest access equipment manufacturers in the world

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    The Access 20 shows continued growth in the industry due to companies moving into new market areas. Maria Hadlow reports on the shifts in this years Access 20 lifting of the biggest access equipment manufacturers.

  • IPAF's international training manager, Rupert Douglas-Jones expects Eastern Europe and the Middle Ea
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    Taking safety worldwide

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    IPAF has been promoting the safe use of powered access equipment for 25 years, Maria Hadlow reports its progress and the journey ahead.

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    The ticking clock of conformity

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    The next few years will see a significant impact of regulatory requirements on access equipment. Tim Watson, Technical Director at Powered Access Certification Ltd, explains the impact on manufacturers.

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    Revising EN 280:2001

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    One particular impact of the new Machinery Directive and the changes to the EHSRs is the affect on the harmonised standards under which manufacturers can presume conformity. Of course, the one standard that has the most affect on the access industry is EN 280:2001 – Mobile elevating work platforms. PAC ...

  • Layher scaffolding, erected without braces, enables workers to remove 15 m panels of the boiler wall
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    Cleaning boilers

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    Deborah Services Ltd is using Layher system scaffolding to inspect and maintain pressure components in boiler units at the Drax coal-fired power station.

  • Peri UP Rosset scaffolding helped erect shoring at the Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw.
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    Peri in two hundred year project

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    Peri scaffold helps build the new “Temple of Divine Providence”.

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    Las Vegas perspective

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    To get a view of the US scaffolding industry, Patrick Hill took advantage of Conexpo/ConAgg last March to talk with the Scaffolding Industry Association, with a major US manufacturer with expansion plans, and with a major European manufacturer that wants to increase its US presence.

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    STROS first-timer at ConExpo in Las Vegas

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    STROS, a company based in the Czech Republic, has almost half a century of engineering tradition and experience. It traditionally participates in many European trade fairs, notably Bauma in Munich. But with a growing number of exports going into North America, STROS decided to exhibit in Las Vegas for the ...

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    What lies beneath Lavendon?

    2008-05-07T09:52:00Z

    A number of prestigious acquisitions are juxtaposed with a poor share price: Jeff Isenberg looks at what is really going on at the Lavendon Group.

  • HEK MSM Super work platforms at work on the 150 m Gamma Tower of the Park Place building in Dubai.
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    Mixed bag: mast climbers and hoists in the Middle East

    2008-05-06T15:06:00Z

    As you might expect in a region of extensive and fast economic growth, adoption of mast climbers and hoists in the United Arab Emirates has been diverse, writes Patrick Hill.

  • Inside Fraco's new Transporter platform that has a payload capacity of 8000 lb (3630 kg)
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    Fire resistant: access at World of Concrete

    2008-05-06T14:51:00Z

    Even a slow start and an end-of-the-week fire couldn't stop another busy World of Concrete. John Wyatt reports on the hoists and mast climbers at the event.

  • Electronics provide precise control of hydraulic actuators, such as this motor from Sauer Danfoss' H
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    Control matters: large forces in hydraulic systems

    2008-05-06T14:27:00Z

    Effectively controlling large forces in hydraulic systems to make access equipment effective and safe is critical. Patrick Hill has talked with platform manufacturers about how they do that.

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    Life after Lavendon

    2008-05-01T14:08:00Z

    David Price retires as chairman of Lavendon Group on 24 September, almost 13 years after founding the company. What are his thoughts as he makes his departure? Murray Pollok reports.

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    High time

    2008-05-01T14:08:00Z

    The contrast with the 2002 is stark: APEX this year takes place at a time of high confidence in the access industry, with rental companies buying equipment again and manufacturers introducing new machines. Murray Pollok provides a guide to what will be on show at Maastricht on 22-24 September.

  • Iteco's new IT7380 scissor, one of the new 80 Series scissors from the company.
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    exhibitor listing

    2008-05-01T14:08:00Z

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    APEX Conference

    2008-05-01T14:08:00Z

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    Sunbelt reduces scaffold business

    2008-05-01T14:08:00Z

    Sunbelt reduces scaffold business Sunbelt Rentals has sold its 12 scaffolding depots on the West Coast and in Texas to Safway Services Inc for US$24 million. Safway is a member of ThyssenKrupp's Services division and oneof North America's largest scaffolding companies, with over 70 locations. The 12 depots are in ...

  • A typical application for Aluma's Surelock scaffolding on a semi-submersible drilling rig undergoing
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    Building the Brand

    2008-05-01T14:08:00Z

    Brand Services Inc recently closed a US$200 million deal to acquire Canadian scaffolding and concrete construction company Aluma Systems, making it the largest scaffolding company in North America. Scaffolding International's Lindsay Gale talked to Brand's vice president of business development, Dave Witsken.