Liftex opens in Liverpool

Liftex, the annual conference and exhibition of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) opened today in Liverpool, UK, and continues again tomorrow - Wednesday. Go to our Events area for details.

While there were a few industrial and spider crane exhibitors such as GGR, Hird and Foster Cranes, the vast majority of companies exhibiting are lifting a rigging gear suppliers. The visitor numbers were thought to be up slightly on last year, with most exhibitors happy with the interest they showed.

The following is a brief glimpse at some of the stands and exhibits
GGR had one of the largest stands at the show, with a full range of vacuum lifting gear, Unic all electric spider cranes
...Galizia pick & carry cranes, represented by this two tonne G 20E

Dutch company Delta Hoist Equipment sales team Erik Steckhahn and Jay Wijngaarden

The Foster Cranes stand with the 3t Hoeflon C6e.13 equipped with the manufacturer’s new Multitool attachment

The Multitool handler has several attachments with grab, hook , fork or vacuum handler and is capable of 200 degrees of tilt, 95 degrees of swivel and continuous tool rotation

Another Hoeflon C1e 550kg mini crawler crane for Sunbelt Rentals which already has four of them in its UK fleet

The Hird stand with Valla pick & carry cranes and Winlet glass handling robots

Hird launched the new 415kg Winlet 400TLS glass handling robot with a 3m lift height and just over 1m forward reach

The overall width of the 400 TL is 860mm, the vacuum head can handle glass, granite, wood, concrete panels or fire doors

The Hird stand was staffed by Glyn Goodwin and Dan Holgate. Goodwin said: “The 400 is a good addition with its double hydraulic boom, full hydraulic head and two different types of controllers, a mac dual function controller and a Psac - Proportional single access controller.”

The Crosby stand with David Mullard

The Zenith Heights stand with Aresta harnesses and Gripps tool lanyards

Wire rope specialist Latch & Batchelor’s Annemarie Speed, Mike Liddington and Nigel Slinger

The Onix Work Platform stand with a distraction

The Red Rooster Lifting stand

The LMS stand with enthusiasts Kirk Anderson and Millar Kennedy

The RSS rope and sling company

Tracked Carriers stand with Ben Dobson and a Maxilift crane

The Yoke shackle and hook stand

Structure-Flex/Trans Web safety solutions