Top firms unveil innovative lifting products at UK event
LONDON, December 2, 2023
Over 80 global exhibitors showcased the best of the latest lifting products including hoists, mobile and overhead cranes, steel chains as well as load monitoring equipment in front of more than 1,000 visitors across two days at the LiftEx 2023, a key industry event held in Liverpool, UK.
It is being hosted by The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), a leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.
Sponsored by CoreRFID, the event attracted the crowds to the Exhibition Centre located among the vibrant docks on the banks of the Mersey in Liverpool from November 21 to 22.
It was great to see the industry getting together and spending time with each other, sharing ideas and talking about business, said the organisers.
On display were the latest lifting products including hoists, mobile and overhead cranes, steel chains, wire rope, winches, shackles, web slings, rigging, spreader beams, height safety and load monitoring equipment.
Representatives from the Regional Council for Australia and New Zealand had a stand where they discussed their ongoing work in that region along, including the successful first LiftEx in Sydney last May.
The LiftEx Accredited Training Scheme Seminar, which took place on the opening day, provided a series of lifting training sessions and presentations delivered by the LEEA Accredited Training Scheme (ATS) members. They proved to be very popular with all the sessions well attended.
The seminar kicked off with a look at Deterioration of Crane Ropes from Tensology, which covered factors causing wire rope deterioration and the modes of deterioration of crane ropes as well as the key points of wire rope discard, stated the orgainsers.
Load Weight Estimation from Mentor Training detailed how to use mathematical equations to calculate a load’s volume and the material weight in kg per metre cubed.
In Centre - Onsite – Online from GGR Group discussed the range of courses offered as part of its e-learning approach. Wire Rope Socketing was demonstrated by Certex (UK).
According to LEEA, it was not all work across the two days. On the eve of LiftEx opening its doors, the association hosted a pre-event social at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC, handing out scarfs in LEEA’s colours.
Liverpool legends such as Bruce Grobbelaar joined the great networking event, making it a night to remember. As was, of course, the 5th Annual LEEA Awards – the lifting industry's party of the year with comedian, presenter, actor and singer, Jason Manford as special guest.
Following a sucessful edition, LEEA said it is now gearing up to host the 2024 edition of LiftEx which kicks off on October 16 at London Olympia West.-TradeArabia News Service