CRANES & LIFTING

Siemens and PaR Systems help enhance crane operation safety

Siemens and PaR Systems help enhance crane operation safety

The complex work performed by material handling cranes can lead to dangerous and costly accidents. Fortunately, recent advancements in digital technologies have fuelled innovation in the field of crane-control, and new solutions have been developed that are safer and smarter.

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CICA on tower crane safety

CICA on tower crane safety

We are in the midst of an (un)official construction boom. According to the RLB Index Q2 2018, there are 684 tower cranes on projects in Australia at the moment with 51% of those in Sydney, 23% in Melbourne and 10% in Brisbane. Of that 684, 493 cranes are in the residential sector.

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Reds Global moving with the times

Reds Global moving with the timesLock icon2

Jason Redman had a long history in tower cranes before he started Reds Global Cranes and Personnel (Reds Global) in 2008. He started in 1990 working for his family and industry icon Lindores, and this provided an excellent grounding. In 2000, Jason started Fire Up Cranes and Rigging, which was bought by Verticon in September 2005.

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Konecranes RailQ provides a one-stop-shop for runway analysis

Konecranes RailQ provides a one-stop-shop for runway analysisLock icon2

An improperly aligned rail on an overhead crane can cause premature wear and compromise the safety of cranes vital to materials handling in a broad range of industries, which is why Konecranes' RailQ runway analysis is designed to identify the early warning signs to prevent such problems.

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JLG sets a new (green) standard

JLG sets a new (green) standard

JLG has unveiled eco-friendly alternatives to conventional access products.

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Terex sales up 19%

Terex sales up 19%

Terex Corporation has had strong second quarter 2018 sales of $1.4 billion, up 19% compared to Q2 2017.

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Hiab expands

Hiab expands

Hiab, which is part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire Effer, CTE Group's loader crane business.

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ABH barges designed for lifting projects

ABH barges designed for lifting projectsLock icon2

Australian Barge Hire (ABH) was formed in 2006; and is Australia's largest provider of road-transportable modular jack-up barge.

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Pick and carry crane road safety

Pick and carry crane road safety

In this Crane Safety Bulletin, I bring to your attention the to the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) Amendment Notice 2018 (No. 1).

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Production soars in June

Production soars in June

The month of June was a good one for Terex. In fact, the crane manufacturer said it was "one of the company's highest production months since 2014."

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