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    Crane technology update

    Some of the latest digital and remote monitoring tools available to crane users, as well as some new gantry crane technology

  • Sinopec using its 4,000 tonne XGC88000 crawler crane to lift a record load to a height of 108 metres

    Energy sector: using less

    Work in the energy sector is facing uncertain times as capital expenditure is cut. Covid-19 has had a deep negative impact on the oil and gas industry and the oil price has collapsed

  • In Norway Sarens has erected 67 turbines at the Kvitfjell Raudfjell wind farm for clients FairWind and Siemens Gamesa. One team used a Liebherr LG 1750 SX lattice boom truck crane in SL22 configuration with 105 metre boom and 250 tonne counterweight

    Wind turbines: higher & heavier

    Wind turbines today generate 72% more power on average than in 2009, which brings significant challenges for crane and transport companies

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    Under the PPVC: tower cranes

    PPVC is a game-changing construction technology, writes Heinz-Gert Kessel. It relies on tower cranes and large ones at that

  • Abitron’s T5 yellow box transmitter with the GDC 3.5 colour graphic display and rammed with controls

    Out of danger: radio remote controls

    In the age of social distancing, the benefits of remote control technology could hardly be more obvious. Christian Shelton reports

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    Bob Dimmitt: a ConExpo photo essay

    Crane industry executive and photographer Bob Dimmitt muses on the ConExpo 2020 construction equipment exhibition

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    IC50 2020: a stronger increase

    In contrast to last year’s IC50 ranking of the world’s largest crane-owning companies things have increased much more positively in the 2020 table

  • ACE display of yellow truck and crawler cranes on white gravel with people around at Excon India 2019

    India: Confident expectation

    Planned or mooted infrastructure projects inspired confidence among crane manufacturers at the recent ExCon exhibition in India. Partha Pratim Basistha reports

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    Talent show: operator training

    Attracting talent and effective training are key to solving the industry’s skill shortage; You can take your pick of many training organisations

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