On behalf of Munich City Utilities, AKM Autokranvermietung lifted a chimney liner weighing 19 t into the existing chimney of a cogeneration plant in the Freimann district of Munich. With a required lifting height of 119 m, crane operator Klaus Kellner opted for hid Demag AC 500-8 crane.
“Of all the eight-axle cranes available, the Demag AC 500-8 is the only crane that can safely handle the required loads of up to 19 t at this height – otherwise we would have had to use a larger and thus more expensive 700 t or even 750 t crane,” explains Sven Bauer, General Manager of Technology at AKM.
The AKM team had equipped the Demag crane with a 47-m main boom and a 72-m luffing jib in the SSL 60° configuration with 180 t of counterweight.This configuration was calculated from the factors lifting height and weight: “It was clear to us that we didn’t have much room for manoeuver with the lifts. That’s why we also placed bog mats under the outriggers of the AC 500-8 in order to raise the level of the crane and thus gain a little more height,” reports AKM crane operator Klaus Kellner.
AKM also had a customized spreader made of highly tempered steel built especially for this application, in which the holes to accommodate the load slings were precisely matched to the liner segments. “This ensured that we could really go to the maximum allowable hook height,” explains Sven Bauer.
The Vertikal Days opens its doors at the Donington Park in the East Midlands, one of the famous grounds of British motorsport. This two day event, which takes place on May 15th and 16th, gathers the biggest actors of lifting, handling and access platforms. A number of new products made their way over from Bauma in Munich to be shown for the first time in the UK. Visitors can be prepared for several product launches from crane, access and telehandler manufacturers as well as component and ancillary service companies. We wish a very successful edition to our colleagues from Vertikal !
Maxim Crane Works has placed another large order for the new Alimak Scando 650 construction hoists to strengthen its USA based hoist business. The new order will allow Maxim to increase its offering of turnkey lifting solutions to their existing customers as well as expanding into new markets.
“We are pleased that Maxim Crane Works has chosen Alimak, once again, as the brand to drive their market strategy. We look forward to working with Maxim as they continue to invest in the hoisting sector,” said Henrik Teiwik, Global Business Area Manager Construction at Alimak Group.
“Maxim and our customers have been extremely satisfied with Alimak and the reliability of the product. We have outstanding up-time and product support and feel that the relationship has allowed us to successfully promote our ‘One Stop Shop’ equipment and service offerings in every state in the country,” stated Frank Bardonaro, Chief Operating Officer for Maxim.
Tower cranes manufacturer Raimondi Cranes announced this appointment to the company’s official agents in the heart of Bauma 2019. After 17 years in the tower crane business, Eng. Domenico Ciano joined Raimondi Cranes in 2014 as the company’s Technical Director and will succeed Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, who served the Chief Executive Officer position since 2009.
“I am confident and proud that Raimondi will have a leader that both values its heritage and that will further invigorate the significant upward trajectory we have experienced these past years,” said Alkhoshaibi.
“Every Raimondi product launch has been welcomed by strong sales and repeat purchasing, itself an indication of client satisfaction and acknowledgement of our technical advancements and product fit-for purpose,” Eng. Ciano added.
The first day of the Bauma exhibition was successful for Terex Cranes. The Algerian distributor ETS SIAD Automobiles (SIAD Group) has ordered six Terex RT 45 and three RT 45L rough terrain cranes. These two models, which have a lifting capacity of 45 t, are distinguished by the length of their main jibs. The Terex RT 45 model is equipped with a 31.1 m main boom and the RT 45L model has a 37.40 m main boom.
Photo from left to right: Tayeb Siad (Managing Director, Groupe SIAD), Steve Filipov (President – Terex Cranes), Mohammed Siad (President – Groupe SIAD), Mahmoud Siad (President – GSB France), and Daniel Patalacci (General Manager South Europe – Terex Cranes)
Former Director of Sales for Europe and Russia in the Mobile Cranes field, Lee Maynard was appointed to this new position on February 1st. His mission is to develop and identify different growth opportunities in the global market for tower cranes in order to increase the division’s market share and profitability. Lee Maynard will also lead the global Terex Tower Cranes Sales Team in EMEAR, North America, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Aertssen Machinery Services (AMS) has recently added two new Demag lattice boom crawler cranes to its fleet. With the aim to expand its heavy lifting and transport operations in the Middle East, Aertssen has obtained a 400 tonne Demag CC 2400-1 with max load moment of 5150 tonne meters and a 650 tonne Demag CC 3800-1 with a maximum load moment of 9152 tonne meters.
“Equipping our team with the latest crane innovations is an important part of our customer commitment, and Demag is an industry leader in that area,” explained Tony Nuyts of Aertssen Machinery Service. “Demag crawler cranes are easy to transport, quick to rig and come with an IC-1 control system with an intuitive touchscreen.”
Photo from left to right: Steve Filipov (President, Terex Cranes), Greg Aertssen (CEO, Aertssen Group), Tony Nuyts (Branch Manager, Aertssen Machinery Services) and Joerg Mueller (Senior Sales Manager, Terex Cranes)
Joseph Patton has been appointed as Sales Manager of tower and luffing-jib cranes for Comansa’s branch in North America. He will be based in Charlotte, NC, and will work with Bill Carbeau, VP of Business Development. Prior to joining Comansa in January 2019, Joseph worked as a Lifting Specialist for Mazzella Lifting Technologies, a supplier of overhead cranes, hoists and engineered lifting devices.
Irish Crane & Lifting, official agent of Raimondi Cranes for Ireland, has received three MRT189 topless tower cranes. The MRT189 has a jib lengths of 65m and height under hook of 42m for a maximum load capacity of 10t. This machine is equipped with the newly launched 45 kW and offers improved usability thanks to its unique hook block. The first of three cranes, sold to KPH Construction Ltd (KPH), has already been erected on the Cherrywood jobsite in Dublin. The other two will enrich the fleet of Irish Crane.
At Bauma several new products will be unveiled by PM Oil & Steel SpA, including new models of the light crane range from 8 to 12 t / m and a new crane in its Heavy range, the PM 50.5, with a capacity of 50 t / m. The manufacturer will also unveil two new radio control systems. Oil & Steel will offer various new platforms that can be mounted on Isuzu and Iveco trucks, as well a new model on Ford pick-ups. The new “green economy” battery-powered Octopus spider lift is also planned. Finally, Valla will feature its range of mini-cranes, offering the possibility of being controlled remotely. The Italian PM Oil & Steel SpA Group brings together the manufacturer of hydraulic truck cranes PM, Oil & Steel for aerial platforms and Manitex Valla, who designs industrial cranes.