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Sarens has been using two Wilbert WT2405L e.tronic tower cranes to perform lifts at the Goseong Green Power Plant in South Korea, which, once complete, will be the country's largest private power...Read more
Manitowoc has reorganised its tower crane structure for Europe and Africa so that self-erecting tower cranes and top-slewing cranes are being run independently in terms of production and product management.
Eight to ten with Effer
Effer has introduced the 2255 crane, which features a new hydraulic boom lengthening system, KJ, and new second jib, branded 2nd JIB.
MAX Trailer launches MAX600 turntable
MAX Trailer, part of Faymonville Group, has enhanced its range with the MAX600 turntable trailer.
Straightpoint Load Cell in tree felling application
A Straightpoint load cell was used during the felling of nine hulking loblolly pine trees at a residential property in Chesapeake, Virginia, recently.
Demag AC 500-8 erects tower crane in Stuttgart
You would be hard-pressed to find a place in Germany that is as busy and congested as the area around the main train station in Stuttgart. And that is exactly where Bietigheim-Bissingen-based crane service provider Wiesbauer had to erect a 90m-tall top-slewing tower crane for construction company STRABAG-Züblin and STRABAG-BMTI.
The youngest manufacturer from the ones included in this series is Remdevice, which entered the market in 2003. Like its fellow radio remote control makers, the company started with a focus on the construction industry, with its first products being the patented Brick and Pail.
The passion of brothers Evio and Angelo Cadorin for telecommunications equipment lead to the creation of IMET in 1988. The first products were initially designed for construction operations and concrete processing. In the years that followed, the company enhanced its staff and created products that met the needs of customers across a range of sectors.
Italian with Japanese attitude
ELCA was founded in 1991, at a time when the applications and use of radio remote controls were limited. The initial route to market was through Italian dealers and end users, principally serving the construction machinery sector.
Autec, founded in 1986, says it is the first Italian producer of remote controls for lifting applications. Three decades later, the company employees 200 employees worldwide and has established subsidiaries in Spain, Germany, South Korea, China, Brazil and USA.
Italians in control
Sotiris Kanaris visits Italian radio remote control manufacturers and discusses recent innovations and the state of the market.
I write this month's comment shortly after returning from Intermat in Paris. As I wrote in my pre-show comment six years—two Intermats—ago, the purpose of the French show is at times unclear. It is at once too big to be a tightly-focussed national lifting show, and too small (and overshadowed in the triennial trade show cycle) to be a global launch show.
Knowledge matters, for all in lifting
Two recent stories demonstrate the efforts the industry is making to build knowledge of lifting, for both apprentices and customers. Next month, in Hamburg, ESTA's wind energy summit will take place for the third time, after making impressive progress in building links with with energy firms; recently, in England, the industry successfully launched a new programme for apprentice lifting technicians.
Lifting with limited room to move
As much by chance as by intention, this month's issue includes a series of articles looking at how crane designers and project engineers squeeze lifting power into restricted environments.
A year of slow improvement
It's the time of year when I look back over previous copies of Cranes Today to see what the industry has achieved. I think it's fair to say that 2017 has not been a great year—few sales records have been set, the big trade show had few big surprises—but it has not been a bad year.
Conflicting interests, split opinions
I've had a series of interesting conversations over recent weeks. It's a time of year when we get many invitations to product launches and factory open days. I've also had a chance to catch up with a few senior executives as they take on new roles, or as their companies go through a transition.
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Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.