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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.

Featuring:

  • Safety information- do's and don'ts in regards to cranes and legislation information
  • Latest news within the industry- new products, news articles, industry changes 
  • Cranes in the media- accidents, big projects and more!

Understanding Chain Slings

July 26, 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.


3 Hazardous Myths about Overhead Crane Use

February 12, 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.


Jib Cranes & How Can They Help You?

January 19, 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.


Choosing the Right Electric Hoist

January 20, 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.


Electric Wire Rope Hoists

February 17, 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.


Radio Control Systems

February 17, 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.


Crane Collapse New York

February 09, 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.


Electric Chain Hoists for Lifting Operations

April 27, 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.


Crane Servicing and Inspection

April 11, 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.


Used Cranes Systems

April 13, 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.


Crane Operator Training Courses

April 27, 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


Wire Rope Hoists up to 100 Tonne Capacity

May 11, 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.


Overhead Crane Supplier

May 16, 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.


A Brief Overview of Jib Cranes and Overhead Cranes

June 13, 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.


A Brief Overview of PUWER

July 04, 2016

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


Overhead Crane Supplied to Artist Conrad Shawcross

August 09, 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.


Tips To Use A Mobile Gantry Safely

September 20, 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.


Electric Chain Hoist SALE

September 29, 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!


A Brief Overview of Permanent Lifting Magnets and Electro-permanent Lifting Magnets

October 25, 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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