Cranes Today Magazine


Complex tower crane dismantling job in central London
12 April, 2024 Select and Ainscough collaborate in dismantling 137m tower crane at high profile site in central London.


Innovation in the middle
26 February, 2024 The mid-range of the lattice crawler sector offers a balance between lifting power and ease of set up and use. These are workhorse cranes with less complexity than their heavy weight counterparts. Innovation, however, still matters. Will North reports.
  • Above and beyond
    Investment in new facilities and continuing product innovation demonstrate a vibrant knuckleboom sector. Cranes Today reports.
  • Lift long and prosper
    Safety and training go together. A trained operator is a safe operator; an untrained one is positively dangerous. Julian Champkin reports on developments.
  • Towering above
    High-rise buildings need high-rise cranes. Julian Champkin looks at flat-tops and new designs of luffers.
  • Great gusto
    Felbermayr replaces a wind turbine gearbox atop a mountain ridge despite increasing wind speeds.


Investing in the future
26 February, 2024 Development is an underlying theme in this issue. Not just in terms of new model development from crane manufacturers but rather through companies investing in their future by building new facilities – such as research and development centres and sales and service branches. This theme follows the example discussed in last month's Comment looking at Liebherr's stateof- the-art Development Centre near Ulm, Germany.
  • Think before you link
    A news story today caught my attention. It's regarding a warning issued by the head of MI5, the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, concerning professional networking websites.
  • Breathtaking builds
    Sometimes I don't know which is more impressive: the various items of incredible infrastructure being designed and built by engineers and construction companies around the world, or the cranes and transport equipment used to build these feats of modern progress.
  • A passion for engineering
    "Who wouldn’t want to travel to Italy for an exhibition?" asks Fabio Potestà, director of Mediapoint & Exhibitions, the company responsible for organising the forthcoming GIS 2023 lifting trade show (see News page 18). "We have some of the best scenery, food, and hospitality in the whole world.”
  • Forward Thinking
    Diversity. Technological development. Resilience. And investment. These are just four of the many positive attributes of the lifting industry that can are present in this month's issue.


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17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • 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.