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Remote possibilities: remote control technology continues to develop, with new systems offering automatic frequency switching, graphic displays and bi-directional feedback.(REMOTE CONTROLS)
June 1, 2009 ... In recent years, remote control companies have seen a rapid increase in demand from the industrial lifting sector. Remote controls can replace pendant controls or operating cabs and can provide clear safety advantages. New features focus on...

Recycle your defective rigging gear, says Lisa Olver.(Rigging advice)
June 1, 2009 ... Defective rigging is to be destroyed and discarded. Most people interpret this to mean you have to put it in the garbage once you have destroyed it so it cannot be used for any further rigging applications. True, defective rigging...

Sheffield, UK-based rail workshop handling equipment manufacturer Mechan has signed an exclusive deal to sell Italian manufacturer Gruniverpal Tranchero's mobile cranes and access equipment in the UK and Ireland.
June 1, 2009 ... Sheffield, UK-based rail workshop handling equipment manufacturer Mechan has signed an exclusive deal to sell Italian manufacturer Gruniverpal Tranchero's mobile cranes and access equipment in the UK and Ireland. Richard Carr, Mechan...

The sun sets in the west: the western states are not alone in feeling the pinch of the global recession. Myra Pinkham catches up with crane builders on the West Coast coming to terms with the dry-up in orders.(MARKET FOCUS)
June 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What a difference a year makes. Last year was a record year for crane sales on the West Coast, allowing most crane builders who sell into that region to have a pretty decent backlog going into 2009, observes Joe...

Flexible electric control cable: a flexible electric control cable is designed to accommodate the upward and downward movement of a hoist. The inventors are Walter Winkelbauer, Frank Muller and Heinz Willi Hamacher.(PATENT)
June 1, 2009 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A description is given of a flexible electric control cable in which one or more layers of control wires are stranded on a central element and at least one layer of control wires is surrounded by an outer jacket....