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The distant tower
21 March, 2017
Azvi is using a Potain MCT 88, controlled remotely, in a project to restore the Žeželj Bridge, which spans the Danube River and connects a key stretch of international railway.
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Stay in control 21 March, 2017 Paola De Pascali reviews recent development in remote controls for use in construction crane applications.
Easy lifting 21 March, 2017 LiftPlanner is a crane program that allows users to create detailed, accurate plans. Sotiris Kanaris finds out more about the software and how it was used to repair a hangar roof in Tustin, California.
Stick to the plan 21 March, 2017 Software has become a vital tool in detailed crane-job planning. Michael Kölsch, founder and CEO of craniMAX, tells Sotiris Kanaris about the advantages that software can bring to the industry.
Plan online without CAD 21 March, 2017 A1A Software developed 3D Lift Plan in collaboration with Link-Belt in 2007. Tawnia Weiss, president of A1A Software, tells Sotiris Kanaris that both companies wanted a program that was online and 3D. It is now available for use with a full range of cranes from different manufacturers, and has been adapted for use on iOS and Android devices.
Test of strength 21 March, 2017 Ensuring that crane ropes and rigging products meet local, international and corporate standards is a vital activity for manufacturers and suppliers. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
GTKs flock to China 21 March, 2017 Chinese energy specialist CPIE is putting a fl eet of six of Grove’s unique GTK telescopic tower all terrains to work on wind-turbine jobs. China Power Equipment Installation Engineering (CPIE) has been using its Grove GTK1100 cranes to install wind turbines of up to 3MW in China.
Maximum performance 22 February, 2017 Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville will present its trailer range – designed specifically for the North American market – at ConExpo stand G1326.
Unrivalled vehicle solutions 22 February, 2017 TII Group will exhibit models from its Highway product range at stand G1723 at ConExpo.
Keep both feet on the ground 22 February, 2017 Nelson Manufacturing Company will launch the new ‘boots-on-the-ground’ version of its boom launch trailer at ConExpo in the Gold Lot, stand G2626.
Synthetic-rope innovations 22 February, 2017 WireCo World Group will exhibit several products such as the brand-new synthetic hoist rope Lanko Lift S at ConExpo, stand G73012. The bright yellow rope, made by Lankhorst Ropes, consists of 12 braided outer strands made of high-tech material Dyneema.
Unparalleled strength 22 February, 2017 Rope manufacturer Samson will exhibit its Agile Lifting System at stand G71721.
Reduce downtime for rope repairs 22 February, 2017 Alps Wire Rope Corporation will showcase Petersen’s solutions for crane-cable repairs, which allow assembly on site, at stand G73125

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