Nearly all industries depend on electric overhead travelling cranes (EOTs) for their heavyweight maintenance, manufacturing and process needs. The fleets of these essential workhorses of industry have experienced exponential growth over the last 20 years, with rapid economic growth until the Covid pandemic mothballed some sectors of industry and cut production in others. Now this […]
The UK pioneered the use of lightweight low-level access platforms and they have started to spread far beyond Europe. Is there a growing market for these products in Australasia, or is the 19-foot scissor still king? Dan Jenkins finds out. While the 19ft scissor lift remains the backbone of any rental fleet, smaller self-propelled […]
In a turbulent economic environment, productivity gains have never been more important for operators of elevated work platforms. Dan Jenkins highlights some of the ways in which manufacturers continue to raise their game by optimising efficiency for end users. While there is always more to be done, the productivity benefits of elevating work platforms […]
SlingRakz Systems’ range of storage and handling solutions for lifting and rigging products are being developed in response to a changing working environment. Anyone who has worked for just a few years in the lifting industry will have encountered the Aladdin’s cave of storage areas where products have been more dumped than stored confusing and […]
Elevated work platforms (EWPs) remain the safest and most productive method of working at height. However, manufacturers continue to find new ways to protect workers and reduce risk. Dan Jenkins reports on the latest trends. Australia has a robust health and safety culture, which drives a lot of safety initiatives in the wider region. […]
Raymond McLaren’s innate drive to improve the way things work has led him to develop an innovative range of ropes and slings that are exported around the world. When we met Raymond McLaren, the founder and owner of Amdromeda Industries, he was excited about an upcoming visit to the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). ITER […]
Wire ropes used in a broad range of equipment – including lifting, winching and conveying applications – can benefit from durable sheaves and rollers made from engineered plastics, which protect against metal-to-metal contact and harsh abrasion from metal alternatives. Wire rope is integral to lifting, shifting and power transmission across a host of industries. Wire […]
Italian manufacturer Magni has been established for just five years – specialising in rotary telehandlers. The machines make load handling easier at heights of up to 46m offering flexibility, precision and safety in part due to the three-stage slewing drives from Liebherr Components. Magni’s CEO and founder Riccardo Magni says, “Our machines are sometimes competing […]
The timber industry utilizes a range of different systems for handling long, heavy and bulky goods. Transport requirements vary significantly according to whether the client is a manufacturer, distributor or processing company. There is therefore no one-size-fits-all solution for handling timber. In a new white paper entitled “Order picking in the timber industry,” HUBTEX provides […]
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LHA Jan/Feb 2021
In this month's issue
Face Time: Trevor Bourne, managing director of Verton Australia.
LEEA on the importance of greater local autonomy.
The Insider says be trained and consult experts.
The market for tracked booms continues to grow.
Combilift launches another forklift lifting solution.