Sennebogen will introduce two new cranes at Intermat, as well as additions to its Green Line range of material handling machines.

The company’s 6113 telecrawler and 640 HD duty cycle crawler will both make their debut at the show, where Sennebogen is sharing an exhibition booth with French sales and service partner Sygmat.

The 6113 is Sennebogen’s largest telecrawler, with a safe working load of 120t — representing an increase of 50% on the maximum safe working load of the company’s existing telescopic cranes.

The key advantage of the crane is the strong telescopic boom, says Sennebogen, which as with other cranes in the range is also designed as a Full-Power boom, featuring multi-cylinder technology that enables continuous telescoping and ensures the boom is always friction-locked.

The crane has a reach of 40m, and with fly boom and lattice boom extensions a height of 70m can be reached. It can move with 100% of the load, and can operate at inclines of up to four degrees. It also features Sennebogen’s Maxcab, a driver’s cab designed to provide comfort, good ergonomics and overview, and incorporating a sliding door.

The 6113 also uses a 168kW Cummins engine, combined with a soot panache filter and exhaust after-treatment system, to meet Tier 4f emissions standards. An Eco Mode cuts energy consumption by enabling the crane to operate at a reduced engine speed.

The 640 HD duty cycle crawler crane joins Sennebogen’s E-Series, and is suitable for use in the welldigging, underground engineering and mining sectors, as well as use as a crane.

With a strong slewing drive, multi-circuit hydraulic system and robust construction, the 40t crane is particularly well-suited for civil engineering work, says the company. With a width of 3m, it is also suitable for narrow construction sites, and with an uppercarriage length of 6.62m and total weight with lower boom of 38.7t, can be easily transported on a flat-bed trailer.

German crane giant Liebherr will showcase its new 172 EC-B 8 Litronic tower crane at Intermat, the first time the crane will have been exhibited. Based on its predecessor, the 160 EC-B, the 172 EC-B offers higher capacity and simplified crane erection features.

Lifting capacity has been increased by 15% over the entire jib length, with the crane able to lift 2.1t with a radius of 60m at the jib head, and 8t at maximum capacity.

The erection process of the crane has been further simplified — the load hook and trolley remain on the job pivot section during transport, eliminating all erection work for the trolley.

The crane incorporates the Litronic crane controller system, which includes features such as redundant load moment measurement, manipulation-proof commissioning, and monitoring of the hoist gear brake with managed lowering in emergency mode, to improve safety.

Also on display will be the 160t LTM 1160-5.2, representing the first time the mobile crane will have been showcased in Europe after its launch at Conexpo in Las Vegas last year.

The load capacity of the crane has been increased by 20-25% compared to its predecessor, with the telescopic boom length remaining at 62m. The vehicle width has been reduced from 3m to 2.75m, making it easier to drive on public roads and in constricted construction sites.

The superstructure of the crane is powered by the engine in the crane chassis, using a mechanical shaft. The five-axle vehicle represents Liebherr’s second crane model to feature the single-engine drive concept, following the launch of the LTM 1300-6.2.

Liebherr will introduce a new simulator for crawler cranes up to 300t into the European market, as well as a simulator for deep foundation machinery. The simulators incorporate full highdefinition flat screens, surround speakers, and a moving platform to create an accurate experience. Different environmental conditions can also be simulated.

The company will also promote its VarioBase system for improving the safety of mobile cranes. All of the mobile cranes being exhibited at Intermat by Liebherr will be available with the VarioBase variable supporting base, which enables every individual crane support to be extended to any length. Crane operation is then made safe by the load moment limiter within the LICCON control system, says the company.

This enables safe operation with any support base, and eliminates the potential for accident caused by incorrect operation during the set-up process and while handling load.

Kranlyft, the European distributor of Maeda Mini Cranes, will launch a new tracked mini crane at Intermat. The MK1033CW-1 model is the first knuckleboom crane in the range, and is designed for the glass-handling sector, petrochemical industry and other areas where a hydraulic jib is required, such as maintenance inside factories.

As with other cranes in the range, the MK1033CW-1 is a narrow-aisle, operator-controlled crane, with a hydraulic, sixsection luffing boom and jib. At 750mm wide and 2m high it is narrow enough to fit through a standard doorway, says Kranlyft, and has a maximum capacity of just under 1t, working height of up to 1.3m, and maximum radius of almost 10m.

Multiple outrigger positions increase the versatility of the crane — each outrigger can be placed in seven different horizontal positions and six different length positions. The crane also features a new, easy-to-understand display, which shows outrigger positions, boom position, service information and a quick operation guide.

Palfinger will launch two new platforms at Intermat, the Jumbo Class NX and the Smart Class models.

The Jumbo Class NX is the second in the Jumbo Class series, following on from the P480 model which was launched in 2014. Whilst details of the new models are currently under wraps, the P480 access platform was launched in mid-2014 and represented the first time a two-axle chassis housed a height of 48m and an outreach of 31.5m.

Using the newly-developed X-jib between the upper boom and the workman basket, the platform provides precise movement and 400º rotation of the basket. Hannes Hemetsberger, head of market communications at Palfinger, said: "The reason why we are going to participate is simply because beside Bauma and Apex, Intermat is the most important trade show for our platform products and as such a good opportunity to acquire international contacts.

"There was a strong demand from Scandinavian countries as well as Great Britain, Spain, and Poland and also a very positive development on the Turkish market. Due to the fact that we’re focused on internationalisation, this is what we’re looking for."

US-based Cummins Inc. will launch additions to its QSF engine line-up at Intermat, incorporating new configurations designed to offer more simple installations. The range is aimed at the rental equipment sector across the 49-74hp range, and designed to meet EU and EPA low-emission regulations.

It includes the QSF3.8 engine which is fitted with a "fit and forget" Cummins Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) system, says the company, as well as the QSF2.8 which has been updated to no longer include the Charge Air Cooling (CAC) system, to reduce cooling load on the equipment, save space and simplify the installation process.

Brian Wilson, general manager of Cummins’ global compact business, said: "By adding these new configurations to the QSF2.8 and QSF3.8 engine range, we are anticipating a strong preference from rental companies to specify compact equipment that can offer the simplest solution and lowest cost of operation as they transition their fleets to meet lower emissions.

"We listened to compact equipment manufacturers to understand how we can help them overcome the installation challenges presented by EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IIIB, particularly with regard to aftertreatment. That’s why we have introduced naturallyaspirated, turbocharged and non-CAC configurations across the 49-74 hp (37-55kW) low-emissions category."

Tenstar Simulation
Tenstar Simulation will promote its range of training simulators, covering sectors including cranes and lifting equipment, as well as construction earthworks, mining, transportation and logistics.

The company’s latest hardware includes mobile simulation units, which now include motion platforms to improve the overall user experience, says the company.

For the crane sector, Tenstar currently offers tower crane, truck-mounted crane, timber truck crane and fork-lift simulations.

Simon Hogg, application consultant at Tenstar, said: "Learning to operate a tower crane, for example, can be a daunting prospect for the student as well as a costly exercise for the training provider. When you consider the fixed asset costs of the crane, its maintenance and fuel over a given period of time, this soon mounts up to a significant amount — not to mention days when training on real cranes is not possible due to poor weather conditions, and the costs associated to lost training days."

Dana Holding Corporation
Dana will showcase its Spicer PowerBoost hydraulic-hybrid system, as part of a complete drivetrain system for a compact telescopic boom handlers with 2.7t-3.6t lifting capacity.

The technology uses an energy management system to evaluate the levels of power required by the whole vehicle, predict operating demands, and determine the most efficient means of operation.

The system will also include a next-generation, two-speed Spicer Model 367 shift-on-fly hydrostatic transmission with a new power take-off (PTO) disconnect functionality, as well as Spicer Model 211 planetary steer axles, and a Spicer 10 Series driveshaft.

The configuration will demonstrate how off-highway manufacturers can potentially reduce the engine size in applications which currently require an engine at or above the US EPA’s Tier 4 or Euro 5/6 emission thresholds of 75hp, says Dana.

TII Group
Transporter Industry International (TII) is based in Heilbronn, Germany and includes three companies that will be exhibiting at Intermat.

Scheuerle produces a range of semi-trailers, modular platform trailers, SPMTs, industrial transporters and special vehicles at its premises in Pfedelbach, close to Heilbronn.

Kamag Transporttechnik is based at Ulm, Germany and manufactures industrial vehicles, modular transporters, and vehicles for terminal logistics.

Nicolas Industrie, located at Champs-sur-Yonne in the Bourgogne region of France, designs and manufactures road vehicles, industry transporters, special vehicles and Tractomas, the largest tractor in the world.

The companies cover a range of sectors, including heavy-duty transportation on public roads, construction of wind energy, plants, bridges and tunnels, the shipyard, aerospace and steel industries, terminal logistics and the mining sector