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Sophisticated crane design
At a time when many in the tower crane sector are preoccupied with the recession, Wilbert, a tower crane rental company in Germany, has manufactured a tower crane of its own design. Wilbert’s confidence in this business strategy lies in a range of previously unavailable benefits that are incorporated in the design of the new crane, Heinz-Gert Kessel reports.
Wolff launches low top tower crane
New 800 tonne-metre Wolff 8076 Compact tops manufacturer Wolffkran’s saddle jib crane series
The evolution of tower cranes
A growing US market, increased activity around the 500 tonne-metre range, taller free-standing units, and a preference for topless models on city-centre sites. Heinz-Gert Kessel looks at the latest developments in the tower crane industry.
Comansa cranes build bridge between islands
Two tower cranes will build the bridge to connect tourist hub with international airport in the Phillippines
XCMG announces 600 tonne tower crane
Another new giant tower crane lays claim to being the largest in the world, at 15,000 tonne-metres
ITC conference opens in Nice
Albert Galoy focused on training and sustainability in his morning keynote presentation
Potain cranes help build Pompeii tourist hub in Italy
Flat top MCT 88 and MDT 189 tower cranes from Potain are helping construct a new tourist hub in Pompeii, Italy
Tower crane for university construction project
A 25 tonne capacity Potain MDT 569 tower crane has been deployed to lift large elements for a German construction project
Six Potain tower cranes building in France
French rental company Riviera Montage has leased the cranes to contractor Da Mota Construction for a mixed-use complex in Nice
North American tower crane sector remains active
Despite economic and pandemic challenges, D.Ann Shiffler reports the tower crane market is holding up.
Multiple Potain towers working for Manta
An octet of Manitowoc’s 25 tonne capacity Potain MCT 565 tower cranes on two projects in Singapore
Zoomlion shows 450 tonne tower crane
New giant 12,000 tonne-metre flat top tower crane for bridge construction lifts 450 tonnes and has a maximum lifting height of 400 metres
Which cranes are adding sophistication to demolition techniques?
Sophistication in destruction might sound like a contradiction in terms but precision and a light touch, delivered courtesy of cranes and lifting equipment, have their place in demolition
How wind data can improve tower crane safety and productivity
Windcrane’s Eduardo Estelles will argue at ITC that centralising wind data benefits everyone in the tower crane supply chain
Profile of ITC keynote speaker Christophe Simoncelli
Simoncelli has spent more than 23 years working with Potain and Manitowoc
Book your place at ITC
How to make your ITC reservation, plus information on the site visit
Finalised ITC programme now online
12 tower crane experts will speak at the ITC conference in Nice, France, on 2 December
Raimondi tower cranes installed in Ireland
The four cranes planned for the jobsite by year’s end include a new MRT159, a MRT189 and a LRH174, all ordered by Irish Cranes to add to their existing fleet
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