Terex launches shipyard booms at bauma China
By Murray Pollok21 November 2010
Terex AWP is launching two shipyard telescopic booms at the bauma China exhibition in Shanghai. The new Genie S-3200 and S-3800 telescopic booms are being manufactured at the recently opened Terex facility in Changzhou, China.
The two lifts, designed for manufacturing, repairing and refurbishing ships with applications ranging from 20 m to 40 m (60 - 120 ft) reaches, are designed to cope with the harsh environments that are found at shipyards, including salt air, welding slag, cutting debris and constant usage.
The booms have a new control box with joystick guards, sealed control box cover, and an angled control box lid to prevent the accumulation of debris. The enclosed cable and hose track is mounted on top of the boom to prevent the impact damage common in shipyards and steel covers prevent damage to hoses and cable. All exterior hoses and cables have fire-resistant sleeves.
The turntable covers are steel and have large removable service doors for easy service access to main compartments. They also have an integral bump rail to resist impact damage.
XS Koo, Asia Pacific vice president and managing director, Terex AWP, said; "Our new booms, customized for harsh environments such as shipbuilding, are just the beginning of our strategy to reach out to the Asian marketplace with engineered products to meet our customers' unique needs".
The shipyard modifications include a complete hostile environment kit: cylinder bellows, boom wiper seals, turntable shield, ring gear guard and air pre-cleaner are all intended to reduce the damage caused by weld slag and debris. New solid tyres offer better performance in shipyards.
"We are proud to begin manufacturing booms in China at our new Changzhou facility with the goal of making local products for local needs," said Mr Koo. "We look forward to showing our customers the Changzhou factory, where we have applied the collective learnings of our team members in Redmond and Moses Lake, Wash., USA."