first_imgCurrently, Moore Concrete operates a 75-tonne capacity Combi-SC straddle carrier, which handles over 400 tonnes of concrete on a daily basis. The machine, according to Combilift, has clocked up over 12,000 hours of service since it was put into operation in December 2017.Moore Concrete’s Combi-SC is the largest straddle carrier to be produced by the specialist manufacturer and is regularly used to lift and transport large, bespoke civil engineering components.Regarding the company’s expansion plans, managing director Wilbert Moore said: “We can currently manufacture structures up to 22 m long, but the pre-stressed bed we plan to incorporate in our new factory will enable us to go up to 45 m. This will enhance our product range but in doing so we also needed to consider how best to easily and safely handle these extreme lengths.”As such, Moore Concrete is considering acquiring a second straddle carrier from Combilift. The two companies have been working together to develop a potential solution that utilises two remote-controlled straddle carriers working in tandem at either end of a load. This would double Moore Concrete’s handling capacity around its site.Further still, the hydraulic telescopic facility on the straddle carrier and the extra-wide doors planned for the new factory will also enable the machine to lift products directly from the production lines for added efficiency.www.combilift.comwww.moore-concrete.comlast_img read more

first_imgQuectel Wireless Solutions has launched the first LTE Cat 4 module that provides global connectivity on up to 30 bands with LTE, 3G and 2G coverage all from a single Stock Keeping Unit (SKU). The EG25-G is the latest addition to Quectel’s comprehensive LTE portfolio based on Qualcomm MDM9x07 chipset. Adopting the 3GPP Release 11 LTE technology, it delivers 150 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink peak data rates, with an optional GNSS receiver including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS to provide quick and accurate positioning.The new module supports FDD LTE frequency bands of B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, TDD LTE bands of B38, B39, B40, B41, WCDMA bands of B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19 and quad-band GSM/EDGE. This ensures products built with the EG25-G can operate on networks of major global carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Telstra, Vodafone and T-Mobile. Moreover, the EG25-G supports multi-carrier switching by detecting the (U)SIM card.Designed in a compact LGA form factor measuring 29 x 32 x 2.4 mm, EG25-G is pin-compatible with Quectel’s best-selling EC2X family, allowing flexible migration. It also offers Mini PCIe form factor with built-in sim card holder, which will bring better plug-and-play experience.The EG25-G boasts a rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces, abundant functionalities and extended life cycle, and is ideal for verticals including industrial routers, industrial PDA and video surveillance.Quectel will debut this module at the upcoming MWC Americas. Click here for more information on this module.last_img read more

first_imgLUCKNOW, India (CMC):Nicholas Pooran struck a Man-of-the-Match half-century as West Indies defied an invasion of moths to brush aside Afghanistan by 47 runs in yesterday’s second One-Day International (ODI), and clinch their first series in five years.The left-hander’s top score of 67 propelled West Indies to 247 for nine off their 50 overs at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium after they had been sent in by the hosts, as opener Evin Lewis extended his form with 54 and Shai Hope chipped in with 43.West Indies then produced a clinical performance with the ball, left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell (3-29), off-spinner Roston Chase (3-30) and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh (3-36) all claiming three wickets each to dismantle Afghanistan for 200 in the 46th over.Najibullah Zadran top-scored with a breezy 56 down the order while Rahmat Shah struck 33 and Mohammad Nabi, 32, but the Afghans lost wickets steadily and failed to mount a serious run chase.The victory gave West Indies a 2-0 lead in the series ahead of Monday’s final ODI at the same venue but more importantly handed them their first series win since they beat Bangladesh in the Caribbean back in 2014. STRONG START Looking to close out the series following their impressive seven-wicket win in last Wednesday’s opener, West Indies started strongly with Lewis and Hope putting on 98 for the first wicket.The left-handed Lewis, with three half-centuries in his previous seven innings, counted six fours and a six off 75 deliveries while Hope faced 77 balls and lashed five fours.They raised the half-century stand in the 12th over with measured batting and Hope appeared en route to another 50 before missing a Rashid Khan googly and being adjudged lbw in the 25th over.Lewis, who raised his seventh ODI half-century a few balls earlier in the same over, then perished in the 26th when he missed a sweep at off-spinner Javed Ahmadi and was bowled around his legs.Left-hander Shimron Hetmyer kept West Indies ticking along with 34 off 43 deliveries with two fours and a six but he was one of four wickets to tumble for 45 runs – caught at long on off off-spinner Mohammad Nabi – as the innings declined to 182 for six in the 43rd over.However, Pooran came to his side’s rescue in an inning laced with seven fours and three sixes and requiring 50 balls, as he posted an invaluable 50 for the seventh wicket with Romario Shepherd (6).Pooran was eventually eighth out in the final over, holing out to long off off seamer Naveen-ulHaq (3-60).West Indies then struck early in the Afghan reply, when Javed Ahmadi failed to keep down a short ball and was caught and bowled by Cottrell off the fifth ball of the innings without scoring.Two half-century stands then threatened West Indies. First, Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai (23) put on 53 for the second wicket, repairing the innings and laying the foundation for a later assault.Rahmat Shah’s run out at the end of the 14th over after stroking four fours in a 54-ball knock sparked a slide that saw four wickets fall for 55 runs, leaving Afghanistan on 109 five.But Zadran and Nabi frustrated West Indies in a 68-run, sixth wicket stand, reviving the hosts’ hopes of victory.Zadran struck seven fours and a six off 66 deliveries while Nabi gathered five fours in a brisk 38-ball outing but once the stand was broken in the 39th over, Afghanistan lost their last five wickets for 23 runs.last_img read more