Comansa CM, the sister brand of Spanish tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa, has launched a new luffing jib crane: the CML165. It has a load capacity of 12 tonnes and a 50 metre reach. This new model is Comansa CM’s first addition to the CML Series, the manufacturer’s luffing-jib family, which was created in late 2016 with the launch of the CML190.
The CML165 has a 45 kW hoist mechanism as standard that Comansa CM stated gives a maximum speed of 94 metres per minute, and its drum has the capacity for 545 metres of rope – allowing the crane to work on projects up to 270 metres high. The crane can be specified with an optional 65 kW winch that features a larger wire rope drum, enabling operation on projects of almost 400 metres in height, working with hoist speeds up to 131 metres per minute.
Comansa CM said the new crane has a very short, 6.5 metre, counterjib and an out of service radius of 19 to 22 metres, depending on the jib length. Comansa CM said these two characteristics make it suitable for narrow sites or projects with space restrictions.
“We expect this new crane to be very successful in Asia and the Middle East due to the increasing construction demand in large cities,” said Andy Huang, sales manager at Comansa CM. “Luffing-jib cranes are the best solution in congested sites and the CML165 is a great option for all type of edifications, including high rise buildings, which are becoming more and more popular in the region. We have already informed some of our customers about this new model and the news is receiving a warm welcome from countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and India.”