Category Archives: Cranes

Vacuum Stations – A Clever Design

The normal design for a vacuum lifter combines the ‘vacuum creating’ part, normally a pump and motor unit, with the suction foot. The device can then be suspended from a hoist or crane, for lifting the product.       … Continue reading

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NEW – Tawi Mobile VacuEasylift Vacuum Hoist

Tawi have designed a very clever mobile VacuEasylift vacuum hoist that is ideal as an order picker for lifting goods from racking and also unloading containers. The tube type lifter works in the same way as the original static version … Continue reading

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Demag Manulift Electric Chain Hoist

Until now, Demag have offered their Manulift electric chain hoist in lifting capacities up to 250 kg. The range has now been extended to an increased lifting capacity of 500 kg. The Demag Manulift has the lifting controls combined in … Continue reading

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Vacu-Lift Celebrate 50 Years in Vacuum Lifting Equipment

Vacu-Lift, our vacuum lifting equipment manufacturer, based in Emsdetten in Germany, has recently celebrated 50 years in business. In doing so they have created a new company video depicting some of their story with some very interesting early photos and … Continue reading

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Ensure Your Loads are Safe with a Crane Scale

When operating lifting equipment, it is imperative that you are aware of the weight of your load – particularly when lifting cumbersome or heavy loads – and with good reason. Cranes, hoists, slings and other types of lifting equipment all … Continue reading

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Staying Safe With Jib Cranes

Jib cranes are incredibly versatile, and it’s not unusual for industries of all types to make use of them on a permanent or temporary hire basis. Photo: O’Brien Cadet Jib Crane by O’Brien Installations Limited licensed under Creative commons 6

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Man vs. Machine

The heavy breathing. The strained grunts. Veins popping, sweat dripping. Sheer determination etched on the red face. This would be a daily sight if there was no lifting equipment. It would also mean just about nothing every got built, and … Continue reading

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Tips For Dealing with Acrophobia

  You wouldn’t expect, working with towering cranes, that you or one of your employees may suffer from acrophobia (the fear of heights). However, there are so many different levels of acrophobia that you or your employees may not even … Continue reading

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Crane Doctors: How Our Crane Inspections Can Help You

  Cranes go through a lot of wear and tear during their working lives. They’re built to last and to withstand heavy loads as they help us build our sky scrapers and office blocks. Of course, this means that cranes … Continue reading

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Just Like Mum and Dad: Children’s Cranes

  Supplying lifting equipment to businesses across the country, we know all of the ins and outs of cranes and their remarkable lifting feats of heavy materials. We’ve marvelled at them for generations, how they’ve helped to build staggering buildings … Continue reading

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