The relocation of Demag overhead cranes is being carried out by Terex from the Houston to the new facility that is located in Oklahoma.
The company has made an investment of $ 40 million upon its facility that is present at Oklahmoa and this has happened after the sale of many products that had been made there. Located at one hundred acre the facility, which is, 65000 square meters and presently makes platforms for aerial works, crane as well as equipment for material processing the sales as well as services networks present at Houston, Oklahoma, Dallas, Louisiana are not affected and will keep on working for providing local support to the customers.
According to John Paxton who is Vice President at Terex Material Handling North America
“This move will help us align with increasing customer demand by more than doubling our crane manufacturing capacity, while continuously serving our customers in the growing southwest and southeast markets. By taking advantage of manufacturing synergies at Oklahoma, we will further improve our overhead crane manufacturing processes and increase efficiency.”
So we can hope for better outcomes in the future. Right now the future seems promising and bright.
Group of 19 Potain tower cranes is aiding in the construction of 1,285MW Xayaburi Dam in the Laos. These machines are involved in work 24/7 for supporting the project and this leads to an outcome of 820 meter longer dam over Mekong River, the project will be completed in the year 2019.
According to Thamonnon Surarat who serves as the project manager
“Potain provided the best solution for us, and the company’s lifting solution department has a wealth of experience in successful dam construction,”
He also said that
“Manitowoc’s lifting solution department and Potain’s dealer, SB Siam, worked closely with us to design, implement, and maintain a unique setup that will work consistently in harsh and humid conditions with tight deadlines and a demanding work schedule. Everything is moving ahead as planned, and we are delighted with the cranes,”
The main job of cranes is to carry out the placement of RCC at 250 m3 per 60 minutes. A couple of Potain MD 1600 units are utilized for dealing with major part of the job. 64 tons behemonths are inserted with the top belt concrete placing system of Potain that was manufactured in association with the Nippon Conveyor. The extension of this system takes place twenty five meter outside the end of jib and this enables every crane to insert 600 tons of concrete per 60 minutes at radius of one hundred and five meter.
As far as the constructions related with dams are concerned you can’t regard Potain as a stranger as many of Potain’s cranes are contributing in the building of Three Gorges Dam in China. Also the units of Potain have been used for supporting Longtan Gravity Dam of Chine and the Sesan Dam of Vietnam.
The Xayaburi dam will have a length of 820 meters and width of 150 meters and it will be 35 meter tall. Xayaburi Power Company is the owner of this dam and its being estimated that yearly 7400GWh will be produced after completion of project. It will be utilized for supporting grid system of Laos as well Thailand.
United States based the manufacturer of boom truck crane as well as port handling equipment The Manitex has taken control over PM group which owns the loader crane as well as Oil and Steel work foundations. The contract is subjected to the pending approval of court of Italy in relation to debt of a plan of reconstruction.
The worth of deal is believed to be $ 107 million including $ 24 million in the form of cash given by a newer Manitex term loan with present bankers and fifteen million dollars for the issue of newer share for being distributed on a large scale to bankers of PM and $ 68 million in perceived loan that has the inclusion of working capital related advantages for the PM.
The revenue of PM for twelve months through the month of June 2014 was $ 106 million along with operating margin 9 % that is very much identical to Manitex. In the 4th quarter of this year the closing of acquisition will take place.
Among these PM loader crane as well as Oil and Steel mediums possess 47500 m2 of production space that is distributed in two destinations in Cesario or Modena. Also, both companies possess a broad scale network of distribution and revenues of €133 million for the year 2014 have been forecasted.
In Italy presently Manitex has broad scale business interests. 3rd company in PM group has been taken over by the Polo Holding.
According to David Langevin who is the Chief executive of Manitex
“In PM Group we have again found an exceptional opportunity to add new branded product lines, enhance our earnings power, and create value for our shareholders. PM is a substantial company that has performed very well despite a depressed European economy and a very heavy debt load incurred from its 2008 Leveraged Buy Out refinancing. With the restructuring of its debt, which includes a reduction of more than $65 million, and evidence of the beginnings of a European recovery, we believe that this is a very attractive acquisition for us from a financial standpoint. This acquisition also expands our product portfolio nicely, enabling us to offer our dealers both straight-mast and knuckle boom cranes, each with unique benefits, functionality, and niche market applications.”
“The combination of Manitex International and PM Group results in a company with annual pro forma revenues in excess of $350 million and EBITDA margins that are consistent with our historical EBITDA margins. PM has excellent management, global distribution with particular strength in South America, Europe and Africa and a product portfolio that we can introduce to Manitex’s strong North America distribution network which we believe will allow for further growth in sales and EBITDA in 2015 and beyond.”
The Kobelco Cranes from India are trying to enter the substructure developing section of Bangladesh by exporting two CKL1000i lattice to AML. According to them many strong opportunities are present in the market of Bangladesh.
The civil engineering as well as specialists of building Abdul Monem Ltd got the cranes involved in Jaydebpur Mymenshing flyover project for carrying out the construction of 70t girders in a bone shaker lift. This is a positive step, which will show the efficiency of cranes and also the project is going to get great support.
Both of the machines will keep on working upon this assignment for a period of 4 months boosting 125 girders prior to migrating towards Padma Bridege project where the construction of 670 girders will take place.
According to the Kobelco Cranes India the developmental projects going on in Bangladesh are good and along with some prominent projects coming up in the following years the nation has provided a decent market for the construction of equipment.
The assignments will have the inclusion of high way building, power station, Railway Bridge as well as metro system. Hope that more progress and development is going to take place in the coming years.
The Pfeiffer Cranes took help from 2 topography cranes from the Grove for dismantling as well as rebuilding of 92 meter bridge in the Tasmanian region in a period of 3 days. GMK5220 as well as GMK5100 performed in the windy conditions for removing older parts of railway bridge and installed thirty tons of concrete in the section.
Prior to the start of the work, key contractor VEC constructed transitory falsework along the present bridge for carrying GMK5220. The crane was stationed upon this falsework for displacing the weight in an even manner and carried out the lifts from two destinations.
Performing at a radius of twenty meter, 220 tons volume GMK5220 started by carrying out the removal of panels of railway. After this installation, of newer 19 meter long spans was done prior to the replacement of older deck and newer panels of rail.
100 ton space GMK5100 was utilized in the hardstand region for loading as well as unloading of trucks. The crane carried out the lifting of 30 tons load at a radius of eleven meters.
During work experienced technicians from Tasmania’s Manitowoc Crane Care was present for providing help. In addition to this the above mentioned organization gives a center for contact for giving 24 hours support and this provides complete confidence to the contractor that work will be completed efficiently.
In the year 2010 Pfeiffer Cranes brought GMK5220 and since that time the crane is being used constantly. Along with GMK5100 it has taken part in a number of assignments like Brighton Bypass and many others.
GMK5220 is basically a 5 axle all land crane with main boom of 68 meters that can be outspreaded to 108 meter with jib. GMK5100 is upon 5 axles as well and provides 51 meter boom.
Rebuilding of bridge was carried out upon Don River at Devonport. The bridge which was built in 1886 holds the north western main line train of Tasmania. This indicated towards the urgency of the completion of work.
GMK5220 as well as GMK5100 were preferred for this task. This not only saved time, but also provided better results.
APS that is commonly known as Access Platform has asked for their first ever 33ft Genie Z-33/18 as well as Z 62/40 man lifts in United Kingdom. Launching of these was carried out at the Apex. This is a step which has been taken because of the increased requirements.
The working height associated with Z-33/18 is twelve meters also the overall height associated with it is 4.3 m. characteristics for which it is famous are
• 30 % gradeability
• Lower weight of 3.6 t
• Direct AC electrical drive
• Overall width of 1.5 m
Newer 62 feet Z-62/40 has taken the place of Z-60/34 and has the inclusion of Faster Master Dual riser of Genie that can be utilized solely of top boom and gives the platform liberty of to be lowered to the ground with riser in a completely elevated condition. With a deposited length along with the jib pleated under of seven point six meters its overall weight is only under ten tones.
Sales and marketing director of IAPS Richard Tindale mentioned that
“Having seen and tried these new products, we had no hesitation in placing orders. We wanted to give our loyal customers the very first opportunity in the UK to benefit from the advanced features and performance that these superb new Genie machines offer.”
It’s really a proud moment for the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH because they have successfully delivered 30,000 cranes to their customers. They touched glory by supplying LTM 1500-8.1. Delivery of Liebherr 500- tonner was made to Grupo DPH that is a Mexican company. In making the decision of purchasing from Liebherr the significant aspect for DPH was the presence of Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L whose foundation was laid in the year 2013.
The giving of LTM 1500-8.1 was carried out in southern part of Mexican region at Salina Cruz. Grupo DPH owns a repository at the port that presently works as center of distribution for wind power plant makers Vestas. Presently warehouse is equipped with one hundred and thirty generators for turbines of wind. Their shipping to wind farms in Mexico and other Latin American regions will be carried out. This is clearly indicating towards the point that first works were expecting newer LTM 1500-8.1 crane at the time of its arrival.
It bused between loading of generators at the center of distribution and a closely situated wind farm. Other works for this one have the inclusion of pre-assemblage task for platforms of oil. For past sixteen years 500-tonner has been in the market and delivery of four hundred and fifty units has been carried out.
Specialists of lifting WO Grubb were asked by Smithsonian for moving the considerable remains at the newer National Museum of African American History & Culture. A 45 t railway car was the first one that was lifted. Project Manager Stephen Dieren took this task as a great challenge and because of this reason was very much concerned he said that
“A key challenge of the project was getting the ground-bearing pressures correct for the two Grove all-terrain cranes,”
He also mentioned that “They were both set up approximately 60-feet (18m) from the construction pit to achieve the optimum pressures,”
Event took place at constitution Avenue near National Mall. For accommodating the Grove units’ road was not left open. Cranes were stationed on conflicting sides of 24 meter railway vehicle.
2nd lift was given to guard tower that was utilized in 1930 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary received lifting by GMK7550.
After the success of project Dieren shared with us that his team was working hard for months to achieve their target. “Months of planning and days of prep work were put in to execute this job. Everything went beautifully.”
According to Liebherr the foremost functional use for their LR 11000 1000 tons crane, has finished its initial lift at an oil refinery at Romania. LR 11000 was utilized by the Felbermayr for working upon a confined site that has a working area of 35 meter by 35 meter at Petrom refinery in the Plojesti close to Bucharest for lifting big cylinders of steel the largest of them had measurement of 58 meters in length, it weighs 335 tons and radius is 27.5 meter. Formation of the lattice boom and thirty six meter jib was to be accomplished in a narrower lane that’s only five meter wide.
It was mentioned by Liebherr that handling of load was full of excitement because the possibility of determining the proper weight of column was less.
For overcoming sliding upon higher bridge of pipe raising of column was reach 80 meter, reduction of radius was noticed and movement of crane to only few meters took place. Without reduction of radius of ballast pallet that were suspended by 2 m to 13.5 meters the clearing of pipes as well as pillars was not possible.
LR 11000 will go on working at refinery till ending of July. Felbermayr possesses a convoy of seventy cranes working at location that will be closing for generalized service.
The renowned German vehicle manufacturer Liebherr has introduced a brilliant grab for the mobile harbor cranes. This smart grab has been named as Smart-Grip that is said to have the ability for boosting productivity over twenty five percent. The company has launched a game changing technology that functions as a smart system that has the ability of optimizing the rate of grab filling in an automatic smart way. The smart-grip offers a variety of benefits such as zero overloads and exceptional performance.
The new technology introduced by Liebherr functions intelligently for increasing the filling rate and helps in avoiding overloads and saves on hardware. Conventionally, just seventy percent of the capacity of the grab is utilized because of sup-optimal angles of the grab and a material density that varies frequently. Attempting to get the 2 in the right way must be a tough challenge for the operators and demands a collection of various grabs to serve to different kinds of materials. Because of extensive and keen analysis, the company strived hard for bringing up the perfect model of grab-fill for a variety of material densities for optimizing the filling rates. The latest high tech system also includes an automatic component that adjusts the behavior automatically to suit the compression, bulk density, and granularity and other related criteria.
When the grab moves through the first few cycles of load, the filling is optimized automatically from seventy percent to the maximum capability available keeping in view the size of the grab, the load of the crane along with out-reach. The company states that the intelligent system can achieve the maximum rate of the grab filling in the initial 7 cycles. This system also works for preventing the overload which can result at the time of pulling load at the grab of a sticky kind of material. This leads to the overload of the crane and leads to shutdown of the pending work unless the system is reset. The mentioned special feature improves productivity on one hand and extends the longevity of the crane on the other hand by attempting to avoid the stress resulted by the sudden overload shutdowns and saves time and fuel.
The smart-grip avoids overloading automatically and besides this the crane has the feature of manual operating and can be operated for different kinds of loads in a manual way. If an operator of the crane wants to load forty ton truck for instance, he can manually set the system to fill the grab up with forty ton. Isn’t it amazing? The intelligent system might also be utilized for cranes manufactured by Liebherr in old times. The installation of the system has been previewed to be simple, easy, and quick.
Smart-grip is the ideal solution for optimizing grab filling rates. Liebherr has collected in-depth data and has done keen analysis and because of this the company has managed to deduce the ideal grab fill model via data mining. The system adjusts automatically and recognizes the bulk density and compression itself. It recognized the current frame conditions as well including the impression depth and kind of grab. The system makes sure that the grab fill rate is above seventy percent. Within 7 cycles, the grab’s total capacity is utilized.