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Evolution of safety
As crane control systems have become more sophisticated so have the remote controls that operate them, with ergonomics and display innovations a major focus.
Getting over the bust
In recent years the US construction sector has taken some big knocks, but as the economy recovers, new opportunities in rising sectors are driving construction in 2016 and beyond. Rhian Owen investigates what lessons crane providers have learnt from the struggling upstream oil and gas sector and how the shortage of labour has affected business.
The next generation
At this year’s Bauma, Kobelco will show the second generation of its CKE-G Series crawler cranes.
In February 2003 Felix Weinstein wrote an article for Cranes Today, examining accident causes. In the 13 years since, many varied tower crane accidents occur. In this article he reviews some prominent causes of recent accidents.
Under new ownership
PM Group’s stand at this year’s Bauma will be its first at the Munich show since being acquired by US crane manufacturer Manitex. As well as its own knuckleboom cranes, it will showcase products from Manitex, and from fellow recent Manitex Italian acquisition Valla.
Palfinger will show a wide range of products, including the latest heavy-duty crane PK 165.002 TEC 7 and a new Solid compact crane series, which will celebrate its global premiere.
Ropeblock will be making its debut at Bauma at booth number FM814/2, showing its latest innovations for the lifting and wire rope industry.
Rapid luffing, compact tower
The J265PA rope luffer is designed with versatile load chart with a maximum load of 18t, a minimum reach from 30m to 11.5t and a maximum reach from 60m to 2.2t.
Bridge of power
Goldhofer will introduce at Bauma an overview of its latest transport technologies, including the Faktor 5 high girder bridge and the FTV 300 blade transport device. There will also be on display the MPA-K series, in a range of possible combinations.
Reaching over any obstacle
Maeda will be showcasing a series of mini cranes at Bauma, including the new MK1033C, MC285, LC383, the new CC1485, and an auxiliary winch and 850kg searcher hook for MC285-2, MC305-2 and MC405.
Designed for Europe
XCMG will launch three new products across its range of mining and construction equipment, including a new all terrain aimed at European users. It will also be showing a rough terrain and a truck crane.
Information and control
Magnetek will exhibit a range of motion control products, from the full-featured XLTX transmitter to the handheld Flex Pro and Flex VUE transmitters. Magnetek will showcase a series of transmitters, a selection of receivers and a working demonstration featuring the US-patented MHR Radio Controller.
All star show
Sennebogen will be debuting at Bauma a range of products, the 16t telescopic crane with a new cab, the 5500 crawler crane from the Star Lifter series and the 640HD duty cycle crane. The company will also show its new SENtrack telemetry system.
Nimble tower crane
Spierings will show a range of truck mounted tower cranes at Bauma, including the SK 597-AT4, the SK 1265-AT6 and the SK 1265-AT6 10 TA.
An American truck crane in Germany
Link-Belt will be introducing at Bauma the 100t HTT- 86110 telescopic truck terrain crane, as well as the RTC-80150 Series II, 100RT and TCC-1400.
Palfinger Sany will be showcasing at Bauma a wide range of upgraded mobile cranes with CE certification, including truck cranes, rough terrain cranes, all terrain cranes and truckmounted telescopic cranes. In particular, the attention will be focused on a new CE-marked rough terrain crane, 55t.
Danfoss will introduce its new application development centres exhibit its latest systems-level solutions at Bauma, introducing, the MP1 closed circuit axial piston pump and mobile machines displays.
Other than exhibiting the latest innovations and technologies in the field of construction industry, Bauma shows its social and educational commitments, setting up a Charity Alliance and extending its “THINK BIG” educational initiative.
Repair and replace
Senn AG used two Liebherr all terrains, rigged with Modulift spreader beams, for a bridge lift in Bern.
At Bauma, Olsbergs will show examples of its remote controls and valve blocks, developed in parallel for seamless control.
Hitachi-Sumitomo will be showing its latest 350t crawler crane at Bauma, the SCX3500-3, in Weldex colours.