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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.
Pre-owned, pre-loved, still valuable
The market in second-hand cranes is buoyant. We investigate the regions that want them and the types that sell well.
Single crane lifts New York Fair trusses
Roof trusses for a building at the Great New York State Fair were raised by an unusual technique. Instead of using two cranes, a Sany SCC3000 was used, with a complex arrangement of rigging points and rolling blocks to spread the load.
Lawson’s green knuckleboom
Delivering goods into inner cities by truck-mounted crane brings diesel emissions, unwanted and soon to be strictly controlled. Hiab have worked with a builders’ merchants Lawsons to produce a green solution. Julian Champkin attended the opening of the new Hiab London facility, and saw the crane.
Linden-Comansa luffer delivers for Amazon
GLY Construction is using a Linden Comansa 64t LCL700 luffer to build the Rufus 2.0 Block 21 project, part of Amazon’s new headquarters in downtown Seattle. This is the first unit of this model to arrive in the Americas, both North and South.
Nooteboom carries ballast
The six-axle Manoovr Ballasttrailer is specifically designed to ease the transport of cranes and crane ballasts
Kahl carries 535t transformer
A giant transformer moved through the streets of a German city, carried by a Goldhofer high girder bridge
Hijacked plane returns home
A Scheurle Ultralight Combi has helped carry a plane that is part of German history.
Road for rail
Faymonville has supplied a trailer to carry a large railway machine on French roads.
Wind turbine erection is one of the lifting and special transport industry’s most challenging tasks. In recent years, European trade association ESTA and manufacturers’ group the FEM have run a series of expert summits focussed on safety in the sector. At this year’s event in Hamburg, turbine manufacturers’ group VDMA Power Systems offered its support. Will North reports on the event, and on new technologies aimed at the sector.
Off road rivals
The telescopic boom is booming. Rough terrain cranes and telecrawlers can look to a rebounding market as oil prices rise. How do they compare, and are they ousting the traditional lattice boom from its markets?
After a tour around FMGru’s factory in Pontenure, Italy, general manager Giacomo Fuochi talked to Sotiris Kanaris about the business and the new products under development.
This year the Crespellano plant, where Terex’s rough terrains are designed and manufactured, celebrates 50 years in operation. Established by the Bendini family in 1968, it was the home of the Bendini brand, which Terex acquired from PPM Group in 1999.
Vertikal Days moves to Donington
The UK’s premier exhibition for cranes and the lifting industry will be held at Castle Donington, Leicestershire on 16 and 17 May 2018. Here is a taste of what to expect.