Terex Material Handling has launched the Demag V-type crane design, a revolutionary crane that sets a new industry standard and weighs up to 17 percent less than comparable box-section profile girders. The reduced crane deadweight produces less wheel pressure, minimizes the forces transmitted to the existing building structure and increases the maximum load capacity. The new Demag V-type crane also gives architects greater freedom for planning new factory buildings since the lower weight will seamlessly integrate in existing assembly and production bays.
The design (patent pending), features diaphragm joints which allows for lighter loads to be transmitted to the crane wheel components, as well as to the entire building, and the design doubles the service life of the crane to more than 500,000 load cycles. In addition, the improved oscillation enables heavy and sensitive loads, such as glass panels, fluids or aluminum aircraft shell sections, to be positioned more precisely and quickly.
“The new V-type girder is the result of our continuous development in the crane engineering sector”, explains Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes Business Line at Terex Material Handling. “The new crane is an ideal supplement to our existing range of rolled and box-section girders. Thanks to its special design, sensitive loads can also be transported safely and precisely indoors and in outdoor applications. We are now able to cater to our customers‘ needs even better and can offer them solutions to meet their specific load handling requirements, boost their productivity and, at the same time, improve their operating safety.”
“Unveiling our new girder design at Promat is a perfect fit as Promat attendees are looking to improve their manufacturing productivity with world-class, innovative solutions, “ says John Paxton, Vice President and General Manager, Terex Material Handling North America. “The V-type girder is an excellent example of our intense focus on creating value for customers by leveraging our unmatched engineering expertise and commitment to continuous improvement.“
About Terex Material Handling
Terex MHPS is one of the world’s leading suppliers of crane technology with Demag industrial cranes and crane components. The core competence of the Terex Material Handling business group lies in the development, design and production of technically sophisticated cranes, hoists and components and the provision of sales support and services for these products. Terex Material Handling manufactures at 19 locations on five continents and is present to reach its customers in more than 60 countries.
About Terex Corporation
Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website (www.terex.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation) to make information available to its investors and the market.