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When to replace and when to refurbish

Is it better to replace or refurbish an overhead crane reaching the end of its life? At least one South African firm reckons that there are advantages to both options, and Condra, a...

Horses for courses – are bigger warehouses worth it?

Factories and warehouses are wider than ever, and existing buildings are being extended to make them longer.  Both trends beg questions about increases in productivity – are they in proportion to...

South African expertise for Chile Hydroelectric Plant

Chilean construction and energy concern Besalco has taken delivery of a South African manufactured hydroelectric turbine maintenance crane, tapping the experience of manufacturer Condra to meet the special high-lift requirement. Johannesburg-based Condra...

Expanding order books in Europe and South America

Condra’s subsidiaries in Bulgaria and Chile have secured orders for five cranes in recent weeks, with applications ranging from hydroelectric turbine maintenance to furnace management duty. Manufacture of the first machine, a...

How much life is left in your crane?

Konecranes can help assess whether your cranes are capable of meeting growing production demands, or if you’re using your crane for purposes other than how they were originally classified.   If...

Self-erecting crane launched

SA French reports that Manitowoc has launched the Hup 40-30 – the second model from the new Potain Hup range. According to Jean-Pierre Zaffiro, Global Product Director: Potain, Manitowoc the...

New low-cost overhead crane launched

Konecranes recently launched a new economically-priced overhead crane, the CXT UNO. Developed to give small and medium-sized SMEs in southern Africa access to Konecranes’ proven technology, the CXT UNO is based...

Infrared control system for cranes

The latest infrared technology for the remote control of cranes is available locally from Demag Cranes. “Demag DIR represents the latest generation of infrared control systems for cranes,” says Richard...

Konecranes signs Dundee Precious Metals service contract

One of Konecranes Cape Town’s major clients, Dundee Precious Metals in Tsumeb in Namibia, recently signed a service contract for two years to undertake badly needed repairs on their cranes. ...

New bridge crane technology in South Africa

Demag South Africa national product and sales manager Wynand Andeweg points out that this comprehensive turnkey solutions offering also includes the commissioning and automation of the crane equipment, the long travel rails and...

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WEG Africa pioneers local manufacture of MV softstarters in SA

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