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By D.Ann Shiffler11 October 2022
Whether you are traveling to Munich or staying home, ACT‘s Bauma Show Guide will keep you in the know.
Prepare to be dazzled. The Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, October 24-30, is here at last.
While the show will be different in a lot of ways, especially the Autumn date, it is shaping up to be a spectacular event. There will be new product roll outs in every sector of the lifting, rigging and specialized transport industry.
American Cranes & Transport and our parent company, KHL Group, will be in Germany to report on the big show. Be sure to stop by our booth to rest your feet and say hello. We will be at B5.401.
Our ACT Show Guide is North America-centric, focusing on the products and services that are sold and distributed in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Jekko Cranes, FS.1103/6, will debut a new flagship model, the electric SPX328. With a width of less than 31 inches, this mini crawler crane can drive through standard doorways. The crane weighs 2,300 kilograms and has a maximum load capacity of 2,800 kilograms, a maximum height of 10.5 meters and a reach as long as 8 meters vertically and 8.5 meters horizontally. The machine is 2.95 meters long and 1.61 meters tall.
Powered by lithium-ion batteries, Jekko said the crane is easy to configure and operate with its radio control and its interactive display featuring a user interface that is new to the mini crane sector. The Jekko SPX328 features its tools onboard, including outrigger mats, hook, single-line hook block, four-lines hook block and runner jib.
Liebherr, FM.813, is largest exhibitor at Bauma. Bauma is a “home show” for the company that will exhibit equipment in its construction equipment, cranes, material handling, mining and components product lines. The Liebherr stand will feature more than 14,000 square meters of space with some 70 exhibits.
A major star of the show will be the 2,500 metric ton capacity lattice boom crawler crane new from Liebherr-Werk Ehingen in Germany. The LR 12500-1.0 fits in the upper end of the product range between the 1,350 metric ton capacity LR 11350 and the 3,000 metric ton capacity LR 13000. It has several distinctive design differences from other Liebherr models.
The boom is wider and gives the same stability as using the double lattice PowerBoom or the SX boom, the manufacturer said. It is called the HighPerformanceBoom. Its maximum length is 100 meters, but it can be extended using sections from the luffing jib to 155 meters.
Since unveiling its LTM 1110-5.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane at Bauma in 2019, Liebherr has updated it to the LTM 1110-5.2 with the addition of three new features. The 110 metric ton capacity all terrain has a new driver cabin, a prototype of which was also shown at the last Bauma. It also has the new LICCON3 crane control system and the recently announced ZF TraXon DynamicPerform gearbox. An oil-cooled multi-disc clutch is also new. Testing is complete and it is ready for series production. Its introduction is the first example of the new Liebherr standard crane design, to be seen on other upcoming new models.
Co-located with its sister company Sumitomo, Link-Belt, FS.903/3, will present its latest rough terrain crane, the 85-ton 85|RT. The crane made its debut in North America last fall.
A six-speed transmission on the 85|RT is powered by a Cummins Tier 4F QSB 6.7 270 hp (201 kW) diesel engine. The 85|RT includes a new drive train and counterweight removal system. The 85|RT comes with a full power, five-section 38 to 142-foot formed boom, built to Link-Belt’s specific boom profile and tolerances. An available two-piece Link-Belt patented 35 to 58-foot SmartFly provides greater flexibility and range, and manually offsets at 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees, the company said.
Manitowoc Cranes, FS.1202, has two or three surprise launches that it is keeping under wraps. But expect to see a lot of cranes and new technologies at the Manitowoc stand.
Manitowoc will launch its retooled Grove GMK6400-1. Like the GMK6400, the new GMK6400-1 has a maximum capacity of 400 tons and a main boom of 60 meters. Manitowoc has packed the GMK6400-1 with new innovations, including an improved hydraulic system with faster flow to provide quicker operating speeds and smoother movement.
Also added to the new 400-ton machine is the Crane Control System (CCS) and MAXbase variable outrigger positioning system. The new engine on the GMK6400-1 conforms to the latest requirements for both Tier 4 Final Emissions Standards and EUROMOT 5. As with the original GMK6400, the new GMK6400-1 includes the optional capacity-enhancing MegaWingLift.
New cranes that will be on show for the first time include the 5120L and the 5150XL. Manitowoc will show 12 cranes that have never been seen, including seven mobiles and five tower cranes.
Ormig, FS.1006/7, has expanded its indoor range of electric cranes with the roll out of the 15iE, 35iE and 100iE. These cranes cover lifting capacities from 15 to 100 tons with the versatility of modular counterweights and small dimensions, the perfect combination to facilitate the transport of the cranes on a truck trailer, the company said. Among the attributes of the “iE” models is the minimum steering radius. With the Ormig-patented steering axis, the cranes can rotate on themselves, always keeping four contact points on the ground to guarantee the best lateral stability when moving with a load.
Palfinger, FN.826, will present its crane electrification initiative with the e-DRIVE line. Palfinger’s eDRIVE offers three different variants of electrically operated cranes. The energy can be obtained directly from an integrated battery, by plugging in to an external power source or from a generator.
Palfinger will also show its Smart Control, the intuitive crane tip control system for loader cranes and timber/recycling cranes. Palfinger’s Fleet Monitor platform supports fleet managers in their work with digital intelligence, while the Operator Monitor app does the same for truck drivers and crane operators.
Tadano, FS.1205, will show off everything it has achieved since adopting its One Tadano strategy, and since it purchased the Demag brand. The starting point for the OneTadano strategy was the integration of Demag into the Tadano Group in 2019, with the goal of becoming Number 1 worldwide in the lifting equipment industry, Tadano said.
An initiative in that strategy was the recent launch of the Tadano AC 2.040-1 all-terrain crane, which is the first all-terrain crane jointly developed by Tadano’s Lauf and Zweibrücken locations in Germany. The AC 2.040-1 is the very first member of the future Tadano AC family that will share the same DNA. This includes a standardized crane control system, cab, on board diagnostics, telematics and many other technologies.
Tadano has launched 12 new cranes and solutions on the market since 2019. The list includes the AC 2.040-1, AC 4.070L-1, AC 4.080-1, AC 5.120 1, AC 7.450-1, HK 4.050-1 and HK 4.070-1 models, as well as a telescopic boom crawler crane that is produced in Zweibrücken, the GTC-2000. Plus, three GRT rough terrain models were launched.
Comansa, FS.1103/1, will showcase its new LCH300 hydraulic luffing jib crane among other new products. The launch of the LCH300, Comansa’s first hydraulic model, has a maximum load capacity of 16 tons and a reach of 60 meters. The LCH300/16 is available in various versions: embedded, supported on bases of 6 or 8 meters or movable. The crane can be assembled with 2.5- by 2.5-meter tower sections. Its modular jib has a reach of 25 to 60 meters, with configurations every 5 meters. It has a minimum working radius of 4 meters and a minimum radius of 9 meters when out of service.
The crane has manual transmission combinations of 1 ton (direct pulling) and 2 tons. The maximum load capacity is 8 tons with the 1T configuration and 16 tons with the 2T configuration. The maximum load at the jib end is 3,400 and 3,150 kilograms, respectively.
Jaso, FS.1003/8, will show the first impression of the new Low Top J390, which Jaso said fills in the space of the 400-ton-meter range. This crane has a maximum load of 24 tons, a tip load of 3.8 tons at 75 meters and boom lengths in 5-meter increments. The crane has been optimized for transport and smart assembly.
Liebherr, FM.813, extends its line of Fibre tower cranes with its luffing jib crane 258 HC-L 10/18 Fibre, the high-top crane 1188 EC-H 40 Fibre, as well as the flat-top cranes 520 EC-B 20 Fibre and 370 EC-B 16 Fibre. Cranes with high-strength Fibre ropes offer even greater performance, which is particularly noticeable in large cranes, the company said.
Liebherr is also working on future-oriented solutions in order to make crane driving even safer and more efficient. An excellent example is the tele-operation for tower cranes, which allows the machine to be controlled outside the crane cab.
Manitowoc, FS.1202, will display five Potain tower cranes, two of which are new models. The MDT 489 from 2021 and the Igo T 99 will be shown in public for the first time, and the Hup M 28-22 will also be on show. All the manufacturer said before the show was that the two new models would be a luffer and a flat top.
Thibaut Le Besnerais, vice president for brand and product management, tower cranes, at Manitowoc, said, “There is so much focus on infrastructure right now that we want to show how Potain offers solutions for all applications. One of our key goals at Bauma is to highlight how the right combination of cranes and customer support can help drive the sector forward.”
Two versions of the MDT 489 flat top are available, with 20-to-25-ton capacity. Both can have a maximum 80 meter jib. Easy transport is key and all components, other than the slewing mechanism, can be transported in standard shipping containers. The upper (slewing) section of the MDT 489 ships in nine containers – as many as five fewer than needed for a typical crane of this size, the company says. Potain’s self-erecting Igo T 99, announced in 2021, will be at an international show for the first time. It lifts 6 ton, offers a 48 meter reach and the maximum height under hook is 38.5 meters.
Raimondi Cranes, FS.1102/2, is set to showcase a variety of new machines alongside a new accessory. Raimondi’s senior leadership team, together with its full official agent roster, will welcome visitors for the duration of the trade show.
Wolffkran, FS.902/7, will show the Wolff FX 21 Clear crane family. It will be joined by the Wolff 8076 Compact, Wolffkran’s first trolley jib crane in the 800 metric ton capacity. Also new at the stand will be the Wolff 235 B luffing jib crane and two new Wolff tower sections: the 6-meter TV 60 and the reinforced 1.5-meter TV 15.
The Wolff FX 7021 is the largest model of the new Wolff FX 21 Clear family. The new family concept provides total flexibility in switching between three flat-top models in the 141-200 metric ton class: The Wolff FX 6021 Clear, FX 6521 Clear and FX 7021 Clear. All three models have a tip load capacity of 2.1 metric tons.
The patent-pending Wolff High-Speed Positioning System, which virtually eliminates load sway, will also be demonstrated.
Goldhofer, FN 823, has been a pioneer in the field of wind turbine blade haulers since 2013 with the FTV 300. Today more than 60 units in different versions are in successful operation around the world. Since then, wind turbine blades have grown longer and heavier and the Goldhofer FTV has grown with them. Goldhofer will show a wide range of its SPMTs and transport solutions.
Faymonville, FN.822/5, will have 15 exhibits, including three product brands: MAX Trailer, Faymonville and Cometto.
The new BladeMAX1000 from Cometto celebrates its premiere in Munich. The company said it is the strongest of its type on the market with a load capacity of 1,000 metric tons.
In the wind power sector, Faymonville Group has transport solutions that can keep up with high-speed product development. A wind turbine blade adapter complete with a self-steering trailer combination will be exhibited in addition to the BladeMAX1000. In the road transport of the up to 100 meter-long wind turbine blades, the future belongs to this flexible concept, Faymonville said.
As the center of competence for self-propelled vehicles within the Faymonville Group, Cometto is presenting a 4-axle Eco1000 with hybrid technology. In addition, the range is completed by an electronically steered MSPE self-propelled vehicle for even greater sturdiness.
Scheuerle, FN.828, will show its expanded SPMT PowerHoss series with the addition of a six-axle version featuring a width of 3,000 millimeters. These transport modules now offer up to 330 metric tons of payload per unit and can also be used in a vehicle combination.
Scheuerle has always offered SPMT PowerHoss modules with two and four axles; however, a version with six axles now complements the series. While the two and four-axle versions offer payloads of up to 85 and 174.9 metric tons per module respectively, the six-axle vehicle accommodates up to 330 metric tons of payload.
Enerpac, FS.1105/1, will show its new SBL600 telescopic hydraulic gantry, along with the company’s entry-level gantry system for industrial movers, the ML40 Mini Lift Gantry. The new E-mover battery-powered load skate will also be demonstrated together with the SCJ-Series 50-ton Cube Jacks-Ups. The stand will also feature the growing range of Enerpac industrial tools and cylinders now available for heavy lift as well as construction and maintenance projects.
The booth will also feature a JS-250 Jack-Up, strand jacks, a multi-point lifting EVO system and low height skidding systems and trolley systems to facilitate the movement of loads. The ETT-Series turntable, capable of handling loads up to 400 tons, will be demonstrated.
Look for the offshore galvanized BKLK self-locking hook at The Crosby Group, C4.339. The Crosby team developed this hook as a game-changer in durability. The Crosby Group offers clevis self-locking hooks that connect directly to a chain sling; ball-bearing swivel hooks that can rotate under load; a Griplatch hook with a latch that connects to the body for improved side-stability and reduced weight; galvanized hooks for severe-weather protection; and even a special self-locking version for skip-loaders. Crosby will also show its BlokCam camera line and other technologies.
RUD, FN.1022/7, will present its new sling configurator service. With a 3D view, chain slings can be configured online quickly and safely. During every configuration step, the web application provides background information and practical hints on lifting and moving loads as well as on RUD products.
The latest innovation from AMCS, FS.1106/11, is the DCS 61-S anti-collision and zoning device, designed as an evolving product to integrate new requirements as they arise. Certified in accordance with the standard EN13849-1 and SIL-2 in accordance with the standard EN61508, the DCS 61-S is now managing interferences between tower and mobile cranes. The DCS 61-S automatically detects the movements of mobile machinery and integrates the servo-control of tower cranes. The DCS 61-S calculates in real time and in 3D the distances between each element of the cranes as well as the speeds of movement to intervene on the control mechanisms of the machine to ensure a slowing down, then a complete immobilization of the tower crane at a pre-set distance from the mobile machine. AMCS will also release a new video camera, the CAM 61.
CM Labs Simulations, C2.226-1, developer of Vortex training simulators, will showcase its latest simulation training and assessment solutions. The new releases include training packs for compact track loader, telehandler and articulated dump truck, all running on the Vortex Advantage and the entry-level Vortex Edge Max. Both simulators will be deploying CM Labs’ full catalogue of earthmoving and lifting equipment, including the recent boom truck simulation training pack.
Also, at Liebherr, FM.813, don’t miss the new battery-based energy storage system, Liduro Power Port (LPO), which offers a solution for the mobile supply of machines with a range of power and load peaks. LPO will be available in power ranges up to 120 kW-h. It can supplement an insufficient grid connection or be used as an isolated grid when there’s no available grid connection. Used as a supplement it allows reduced dimensioning of the grid connection power as the LPO handles the peaks in demand.
WIKA Mobile Control, A2.226, will show the WIKA CTL-S700 series, which enables high-level safety for mobile machines. The controller offers many interfaces and I/Os for machine control tasks. A data logger collects relevant operating data. Multiple CANopen safety and Ethernet interfaces are available. The CTL-S700 series offers up to 64 inputs and 56 outputs, allowing the controller to network in the system.
MYCRANE, C4.145, will exhibit the benefits of its crane rental platform. MYCRANE recently added four new types of lifting devices, including boom trucks, hydraulic gantry systems, mini cranes and aerial platforms. MYCRANE has pioneered a free-to-use, digital crane rental service, allowing users to post their lifting requirements free of charge online. Crane rental companies then respond directly with their commercial offers, eliminating the need for customers to make multiple offline requests. Other MYCRANE services include a free crane selector tool to help identify the right crane, advice for engineering, project management and support, and a marketplace where equipment, rigging equipment, spare parts, auxiliaries and industry vacancies can be posted.
Rubber Tyred Gantry Vita Inclinata Technologies, FS.901/s, will give live demonstrations of its Vita Load Navigator, which uses a powerful system of sensors and air thrusters to automatically stabilize loads. The Navigator will be matched head-to-head against taglines, showing how load stabilization can increase efficiency, precision and therefore, profitability for crane owners. Crane companies around the world are learning how load stabilization can improve their crane operations, the company said. The Navigator can expand wind envelope charts, speed up construction schedules and improve jobsite safety. The Vita Load Navigator uses aviation sensors to detect load position, wind speed and more than 1,000 other data points per second. High powered air thrusters dynamically adjust loads within milliseconds with up to 1 degree accuracy. The unit can be controlled via remote control.