News

The Cranes-UK News page is frequently updated with the latest news, events and product information from the crane industry and the team at Cranes-UK. We aim to bring fresh content that is relevant and useful to the reader which we hope will solve questions, queries and bridge the gap between supplier and buyer.

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19th October 2017

Maintaining your crane is one of the most important factors to factor in to your annual budget for equipments whether you are buying a used crane or not. Maintaining your crane is a health and safety issue and should never be ignored. Having your crane inspected and maintained on an annual basis will also prolong the life span of your equipment.

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10th October 2017

Buying a used crane is never as easy as it may sound considering the costs to be accrued. However, when you buy a second hand crane from a stockist or supplier who is ISO-Certified, you are rest assured your machine is safe and worth deploying to use.

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13th June 2017

Overhead cranes are the lead actor in fabrication, manufacturing, and repair facilities but do not forget about the little brother, the Jib crane. Swing Jibs help to fulfil a very important niche in the market and when combined with an overhead crane they create an extremely productive workplace. 

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30th May 2017

Cranes-UK are approved suppliers of electric hoists from the leading brands in the industry. You will find fully certified hoists from big names like Stahl, Donati, Demag, Yale, GIS and Kito in our extensive product range.

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19th January 2017

Vertical lift is achieved when there is no side-pulling action, it is recommended that all loads are lifted truly vertical and never to involve side loading as this has detrimental effects on the hoist components such as the chain/wire, sprocket and guides.

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3rd January 2017

Load sway can be a nightmare for crane operators, learn and understand more about load sway and how to tackle the problem in this article.

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25th October 2016

A lifting magnet is an electromagnetic device that is used to lift metal items in a safe and secure manner. Different industries undertake different applications that may demand the use of lifting magnets.

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29th September 2016

Everyone loves a deal, and we at Cranes-UK love to do deals! That's why we are offering exceptional prices on all Electric Chain Hoists throughout October!

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20th September 2016

Using a mobile gantry is one thing, using it safely is another! That's why we have put together a few little tips on how to safely use a mobile gantry system.

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9th August 2016

Cranes-UK are proud to have supplied a custom fabricated fully motorised Overhead Crane to world famous artist Conrad Shawcross. Learn more about our Overhead Crane manufacture here.

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26th July 2016

Chain Slings can be a nightmare to understand, we aim to make choosing your lifting chains as easy as possible, read this article to simplify all things Chain Sling related.

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4th July 2016

A detailed insight in to the machinery service and maintenance regulation that is PUWER- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998).

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13th June 2016

So you made it on to the Cranes-UK website, you 've checked out a few options but you are still unsure on which type of crane would be best suited to you? If that is the case then we recommend you continue to read this article and you will benefit with the knowledge that will enable you to make the correct decision based upon your individual application and requirements.

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16th May 2016

We have a combined experience of more than 100 years, making us the logical choice for any business wanting to invest in overhead cranes. We can supply you with the highest quality cranes, sourced from leading manufacturers and available from us at excellent prices.

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11th May 2016

We supply wire rope hoists with a capacity of up to 100 Tonnes. As with all of our products, we only work with the top manufacturers in the industry, giving you complete peace of mind and trust in the quality of your products.

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27th April 2016

We are suppliers of high-quality electric chain hoists for customers needing to carry out a wide variety of lifting operations. Electric chain hoists are versatile pieces of equipment, and are often used alongside other lifting mechanisms such as runway beams, jib cranes, fixed and mobile gantries and overhead cranes.

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27th April 2016

We offer overhead crane operator training courses to our customers, making sure that you and your staff have access to everything you need. Courses are fully compliant with LOLER and PUWER regulations to cover all bases and to train your workers in exactly what they need to know

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13th April 2016

The Cranes UK group are specialists in the Used Cranes market with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. We supply both new and used cranes from leading manufacturers with a variety of specifications for customers from all over the world to suit any application requirement.

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11th April 2016

Servicing and inspecting your equipment is of supreme importance, especially in an industry which uses heavy, dangerous machinery that has the potential to cause serious damage and harm. It’s imperative that industry guidelines are followed regarding servicing or you could end up being liable for the injury or even death of one of your employees. When working with such dangerous machinery, you just can’t be too careful.

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17th February 2016

Cranes UK are suppliers of high quality, reliable electric wire rope hoists which come from a variety of top manufacturers. We supply and install new or used equipment to cater for all needs and budgets. By relying on our expertise, you can ensure that you’re getting robust and long-lasting products which have been correctly set up, enabling you to go about your day-to-day work without having to worry about the machinery you’re using.

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17th February 2016

At Cranes UK, we will supply and fit a variety of radio remote control systems for all kinds of applications within the lifting industry. These kinds of appliances offer great benefits to the operators, saving time and helping to improve safety on site. They’re a valuable purchase for all involved and will serve all those working within the lifting industry very well.

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12th February 2016

Learn the facts regarding a few overhead crane safety usage myths and know where you stand in regards to staying safe when using overhead cranes. Please always remember to take note of current health and safety legislation, always have a safe lift plan and be spatially aware when using any type of lifting equipment.

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9th February 2016

Following a crane collapse which killed one man and injured three other people, New York has introduced a number of new policies to help implement the future safe usage of cranes in the city.

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20th January 2016

Electric hoists can be used to perform lifting operations within a variety of settings. To increase their range of capabilities, they can also be used in conjunction with other types of lifting equipment, which allows for additional movement and more varied performance.

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19th January 2016

Jib cranes offer an efficient solution for lifting requirements up to 5 Tonnes. They’re highly versatile machines, and there will be a jib crane which is ideally suited to almost every type of manufacturing which requires localised lifting and transportation.

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7th October 2015

Cranes can be extremely useful for lifting and manoeuvring heavy objects – in fact, they’re often one of the most essential tools in a large industrial warehouse.

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8th May 2015

The CPE chain hoist from Yale is designed to a heavy duty specification, and capacities range from 2,000-10,000kg capacities.

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9th April 2015

Demag cranes are renowned for their reliability, affordability and high load capacities, and the ZKKE double-girder is no exception.

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9th March 2015

The V-type from Demag is fast, precise and reliable, whilst it’s been cleverly developed to improve handling rates. The innovative design reduces oscillation frequency by 30%, while service life is doubled to as many as 500,000 changes of load. It’s 17% lighter this time too, while the new girder offers improved efficiency for handling loads.

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25th February 2015

The Donati GBR series is ideal for handling high or bulky loads, and it’s extremely rigid with a solid base plate. This electrically rotated jib crane does not allow for manual handling, and it’s ideal for outdoor squares, deposits, loading ramps and on wharves. This model is available from Cranes-UK as standard, for lifting loads from 1000kg to 10,000kg, and we can guide you through each of its benefits.

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9th February 2015

GIS have been manufacturing dependable chain hoists since 1963, and the GCH model embodies the very latest manufacturing techniques and technology.

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12th January 2015

The ZX wire rope hoist from Street Crane is just one of the leading crane hoists we supply, and it has evolved considerably over the last decade or so.

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