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- 11 Dec 2014 ( #697 )
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The smart PAL card is marked by a wireless icon and has a chip embedded in it.
The smart PAL card is marked by a wireless icon and has a chip embedded in it.
Smart PAL cards boost site safety
Crooklands, United Kingdom

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) says that all of the Powered Access Licensed-Registrations and Powered Access Licenses (PAL) cards issued for training from 1 January will become smart PAL cards.
The change to machine-readable cards aims to boost site safety as smart PAL Cards may be used to ensure that only trained operators can use aerial work platforms and mast climbing work platforms on site.
The smart PAL card is marked by a wireless icon and has a chip embedded in it. The data stored on the card, such as the operator name, number and categories trained in, is also printed on it, which means that the card can still be used in the conventional way.
PAL cards are issued to operators who successfully complete the IPAF training program after passing a written and a practical test. They are valid for five years and show the machine categories that operators have been trained in.

Jungheinrich included in MDAX
Hamburg, Germany

Jungheinrich AG has welcomed its inclusion in Deutsche Börse's MDAX index from 4 December 2014. Jungheinrich will be represented in the mid-cap index of Germany's 50 largest companies listed outside of the DAX.
Based in Hamburg, the company says it is the world number three in the intralogistics market and was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for the first time on 30 August 1990.
Hans-Georg Frey, board chairman of Jungheinrich AG, says: "By making this decision, Deutsche Börse is honouring our company's sustained, positive development. The size of our company and our near double-digit net sales growth in the current year make the MDAX a good place for us to be. Our inclusion will enable us to garner further interest in (Jungheinrich shares). This decision by Deutsche Börse gives us additional motivation to pursue our ambitious course for growth."

Konecranes chain hoist recognised by competition
Hyvinkää, Finland

Konecranes' award-winning CLX electric chain hoist has received Special Mention in the 2015 German Design Award competition. The award was given for the design quality of the chain hoist. The CLX electric chain hoist series is designed for basic lifting and handles loads of up to 5 T. The chain hoist is ideal for lifting needs, for example, in general manufacturing. The chain hoist is protected by a robust aluminium housing, which can easily be opened for maintenance work. The ergonomic pendant control is rubber-coated to ensure a firm grip.
"We are very pleased to have received the Special Mention in this competition," says Johannes Tarkiainen, industrial design manager at Konecranes. "In 2013, the Konecranes CLX was awarded the red dot award: product design 2013 (Forkliftaction.com News #609) and this second award shows that we have a very successful product."
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