Time to switch to electric?

With lithium-ion batteries offering an array of new possibilities for EWPs, there has never been a better time to look at all-electric and hybrid drive trains. Dan Jenkins reports. The Asia-Pacific region is typically not as strict as Europe when it comes to emissions from equipment like MEWPs. This means that the market for electric […]

14/04/2021 - 16:46 pm

Older cranes deliver new gains

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 […]

22/02/2021 - 19:20 pm

Size Matters

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 […]

11/01/2021 - 19:19 pm

Raising Our Game

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 […]

23/11/2020 - 21:20 pm

Take control of the stores.

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 […]

09/11/2020 - 19:09 pm

Safety First

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. […]

02/08/2020 - 14:23 pm

Passion for improvement

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 […]

03/12/2019 - 16:00 pm

Take the stress out of wire rope applications

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 […]

02/10/2019 - 18:59 pm

Magni reaches new heights with Liebherr

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 […]

09/07/2019 - 11:48 am

Hubtex: White Paper – Order picking in the timber industry: what companies should look out for

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 […]

01/07/2019 - 12:37 pm

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LHA July/August 2021

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