Help Dunc get mobile
Wed, 20/08/14 – 8:03 | No Comment

Several readers have alerted us to the fact that Duncan Kemp, a well-known and popular crane ballast truck driver in the UK is recovering from a serious heart attack and needs help to get mobile again.

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Liebherr 1000 EC-H Tower Cranes
Wed, 20/08/14 – 7:42 | No Comment

Liehberr tower crane 1000ESince its successful launch of the 1000 EC-H at the Bauma 2013 in Munich, the largest standard crane in the EC-H series has been proving its worth in prestigious projects around the world.  Several 1000 EC-H cranes are currently operating in countries such as the Netherlands, Great Britain, Mexico, United States of America, Peru and Russia. One of their current sites in Europe is the new-build of the Erasmus Hospital at Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The construction of the new Erasmus Hospital in Rotterdam in the Netherlands is just one of the sites at which the 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic is currently operating. The 1000 EC-H managed to outscore its rivals during its transport and erection time at this site in the centre of Rotterdam. The transport sizes and weights have been so enhanced for this large crane that no special transport was required. The jib parts can be transported nested neatly inside the 1000-HC tower system to save space.

The practical erection technology used by the 1000 EC-H ensured that it was erected efficiently and safely. The slewing platform including the switchgear cabinet and cabin were placed on the tower in a single hoist. The “Connect and Work” quick-release fastening system which Liebherr offers as standard on all its tower cranes reduced erection times. The crane was fully erected and ready for use within just four days with a hook height of 67.9 m and a radius of 60.0 m.

Other Liebherr tower cranes, two 550 EC-H 40 Litronics and two 630 EC-H 40 Litronics ensure perfect load handling for this project. All the EC-H cranes are mounted on foundation anchors.

High hook heights and large load capacities are required for the construction which includes prefabricated concrete parts. The 1000 EC-H 40 Litronic hoists the prefabricated concrete parts which weigh up to 32 tonnes and positions them in their final location with millimetre precision using its Micromove fine positioning mode.

The new Erasmus Hospital is being built in the centre of Rotterdam. The construction process has been divided into three phases and on current estimates it will be completed in 2017. The total floor area of the hospital is 185,000 m² and the highest building will be 120 m in height. The complete building is being erected using prefabricated concrete parts.

The 1000 EC-H – the flagship for demanding jobs The largest standard crane from Liebherr is ideal for demanding jobs with high load torque requirements. The flagship of the EC-H crane series is available in four different versions. The two-rope 20 and 25-tonne versions are for high lifting capacities at the jib tip. They achieve maximum lifting capacities of 40 and 50 tonnes respectively with double trolley travel gear and four-way reeving. These large lifting capacities can be positioned precisely using Micromove fine positioning mode.

With this high adjustability the 1000 EC-H is ideal for demanding jobs at dam construction, power station and industrial construction sites, for bridge construction and in shipyards.

Author;  Joseph R. Fonseca 

Source:

http://www.marinelink.com/news/worldwide-liebherr-cranes375233.aspx

 

Crane recovers plane
Tue, 19/08/14 – 8:14 | No Comment
Crane recovers plane

A mobile crane was called in this weekend to remove an aircraft from the Links Air fleet that crash landed at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, UK.

Popular Rigging Handbook Now with Metric References
Mon, 18/08/14 – 10:41 | No Comment
Popular Rigging Handbook Now with Metric References

Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook. Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the …

What training do you need?
Thu, 14/08/14 – 7:52 | No Comment
What training do you need?

The other day I was asked “what training do you need to drive a crane?”. While this might seem a simple question with a simple answer, it is actually a good deal more challenging.

Crane Monitoring System Available
Wed, 13/08/14 – 8:39 | No Comment
Crane Monitoring System Available

Industrial Video and Control (IVC) is now offering the CZ-3041-1 crane monitoring system.

New training company
Tue, 12/08/14 – 8:08 | No Comment
New training company

A new lifting related training company, SWL Training has been established in the UK by Kevin Bennison.

Learn about multi-crane lifts
Fri, 8/08/14 – 8:26 | No Comment
Learn about multi-crane lifts

As technology has improved and cranes continue to get larger many lifts made in the past with two or more cranes are now being made with just one.

Overhead Crane Plays Role in James Webb Space Telescope Project
Thu, 7/08/14 – 8:24 | No Comment
Overhead Crane Plays Role in James Webb Space Telescope Project

Carpenter Crane Hoist worked with Midwest Cleanroom Associates to install lifting equipment that met a variety of criteria, the most notable being the design of a crane that wouldn’t contaminate the lenses on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Fassi to launch HD loader crane
Wed, 6/08/14 – 8:05 | No Comment
Fassi to launch HD loader crane

Fassi is to launch a new 80 tonne/metre heavy duty loader crane at the Lastbil industrial vehicle trade fair in Elmia, Sweden, later this month.

Top Trainer Sponsors Named
Tue, 5/08/14 – 9:10 | No Comment
Top Trainer Sponsors Named

Crane & Rigging Hot Line announces that key organizations in the crane and rigging industry have signed up to sponsor the 2014 Top Trainer program.

Unic trains the armed forces
Wed, 30/07/14 – 8:10 | One Comment
Unic trains the armed forces

Unic Cranes Europe has provided spider crane training for UK and Danish military servicemen in order to carry out helicopter maintenance and repair work.