All Below the Hook Articles

What are the latest below-the-hook products?
Below-the-hook solutions can be complex. ACT rounds up below-the-hook news and products.
A guide to spreader beam application and construction
Matt Kral discusses the nine things you may have forgotten about spreader beams.
A1A Software releases new planning tools
Rigging Designer and Sketch Pad have been added to the A1A Product Suite application. 
How to choose the right rigging gear for your project
Pat Clark discusses all the subtleties of job planning and renting rigging gear. 
Modulift appoints German stock partner
The company has appointed one of the largest rental companies in the lifting industry
Modulift opens CZ warehouse
The new facility will offer its customers in mainland Europe a next day delivery service
Lifting Gear sold to Axel
The UK-based company will be sold to the lifting solutions arm of Axel Johnson International
Crosby acquires Airpes
The Crosby Group has acquired the Spanish lifting and weighing equipment company to expand its technology solutions portfolio
Spreader beam completes first lift
UK-based Modulift’s new MOD 1100/2000 tonne spreader beam has been used in Dover for its first lift
Why below the hook equipment maximises safety and efficiency
Below the hook lifting devices help ensure safe and reliable load transport, reducing the risk to equipment and workers, especially when moving unusual sizes and shapes or heavy loads
LES appoints Botswana distribution partner
The partnership will help sell the Lifting Equipment Store (LES) product range to large companies, including Botswana mines
Crosby clamps designed to avoid wind component damage
Wind component marring minimised with Crosby vertical and horizontal lifting clamps, the company claims
Jumbo uses Lankhorst heavy lift slings for Yunlin offshore wind project
80 transition pieces lifted by Jumbo from heavy lift vessel in the Taiwan Strait using heavy lift slings from Lankhorst
Modulift lifting frame used in Mocean Energy prototype testing
Wave energy prototype lifted and lowered into water for initial testing using a Modulift lifting frame
Underwater automatic lifting hook
Elebia enters the subsea lifting sector with automatic underwater hook
Modulift goes large
A new record 2,000 tonne modular spreader beam made by Modulift for customer Safe Lifting Europe
Below the hook: CoGnitive developments
When it comes to below the hook, some claim customisation is key while others assert that automation is the future. Can these two approaches coexist? Christian Shelton reports
Crosby and Verton partner
Crosby’s global footprint to help accelerate adoption of Verton’s load orientation system
RSS expands into South West
Buoyed by government defence contract wins, Rope and Sling Specialists expands UK operations
Pewag invests in LMS
Austrian chain company Pewag has invested in Load Monitoring Systems Ltd (LMS)
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