In fair Verona

06 May 2008

Verona, home in Roman times to gladiatorial contests in the third largest amphitheatre in the world and famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, will see the construction industry descending in May for the 26th Samoter international trade show.

The event has been moved from its traditional February date, perhaps to benefit from warmer weather, and a new 16000 m2 hall has increased the available display space. Together, these are confidently predicted to see the 2005 event exceed the size of its 2002 counterpart. The organisers report that stand space totalling 105000 m2 has been booked, up from the 2002 total of 94388 m2.

They also confidently predict that visitor numbers will outstrip the 2002 total of 89241, from 90 countries.

Visitors will have a wide variety of cranes and specialized transport equipment to see, although new launches will be scarce in light of recent major exhibitions. The show will provide an opportunity, however, for Italian customers to inspect the latest lifting and specialized transport equipment launched elsewhere, on home soil.

Liebherr will show the new LTM 1070-4.1 mobile crane and, depending on customer requirements, the new 95 tonne capacity LTM 1095-5.1 all terrain.

Representing the tower crane division will be the 63 LC top slewer and the 32 H and 42 K.1 self-erecting models.

Ormig will launch at the show the new model 60tm pick and carry crane, which can be fitted with a variety of attachments, including hydraulic fly jib, self-levelling forks for container handling and crushing jaws for demolition work. It is pictured (left) lifting a traction battery.

Also on show from Ormig will be the 804AC truck mounted crane, which has a lifting capacity of 80 tonnes on its 48 m six-section main boom.

Palfinger will give Italian debuts to its latest four compact crane models, the PK 2200, PK 3200, PK 4100 and the PK 2700 Compact. All four models have a new design that dispenses with hose ducts and routes oil internally in the cylinders. Working pressure of all four cranes is 200 bar, a reduction on other Palfinger models, and something that the company says can significantly increase the working life of the crane.

The E 120 Z96 from the Epsilon range of timber and recycling cranes and the complete range of attachments for all crane products completes Palfinger's display.

Italian manufacturer Locatelli will use Samoter to display the new 60 tonne capacity Gril 8600T rough terrain crane for the first time. The crane has a four-section 32 m boom and can be fitted with a 17 m lattice extension. Other features include four-wheel drive and steer, heavy duty axles and a new cabin.

Power is supplied by a 224 kW Caterpillar six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Other cranes on display will be the ATC 20 city crane and the Gril 8500T rough terrain crane.

Cormach will show its newest crane models from the range and unveil new models at the SAIE exhibition in Bologna in October. The machines on show at Samoter will be the 125000 E and the 125000 E9F186 from the company's range of articulated loader cranes, and the M 1650 recovery crane.

Industrie Cometto will exhibit various trailers and specialized transport equipment. Visitors to the stand will be able to see the three-axle RG38B trailer, the three-axle SG3LLP semi-trailer, the four-axle SG4LAP extendable semi-trailer and the five-axle X54DAH low bed semi-trailer.

Also on display will be the 44 m telescopic flat bed extendable semi-trailer (pictured below), which has been designed for the transportation of long and indivisible pieces of prefabricated material.

A new range of stabiliser pads will be exhibited by Ferrari International 2. Dubbed the Conic range, the pads are designed to be attached to a slot inside the crane's stabiliser. Once attached, further manual positioning is unnecessary.

Other products from Ferrari International 2's range of grabs, rotators, pallet forks and baskets will also be on display.

Dana will be showcasing a variety of Spicer drivetrain components for earth moving and building machinery. Also on show will be products from the company's range of axles, transmissions, brakes, electronic controls and related components for telehandlers, wheeled excavators, front-end loaders, compact wheel loaders, haulers, pavers, load-haul-dumps (LHDs), and backhoe loaders, in addition to a variety of Spicer axles, transmissions, brakes, electronic controls, driveshafts and related components.

The ER47 electro-hydraulic clamshell bucket is being launched at Samoter by Rozzi. The company says the new bucket has a capacity of 23 m3 and will be shown alongside the company's existing product line.

The new TCD 2012 / 2013 series of diesel engines will be launched by Deutz at the show. The engines have been developed to comply with phase III of European and US emission regulations and the manufacturer says that noise reductions of up to 3 dB(A) are achieved with the new models.

The existing characteristics of the phase II series 2012 / 1013 have been largely carried over; there are several gear-driven power takeoffs. Up to 100 % of the engine power can be taken off at both ends of the crankshaft. A V-belt drive is supplied as standard for front-end accessories. An alternative low maintenance poly-V belt is also available.

Autec will exhibit its entire range of radio remote controls in Verona. New products on display will be the MJ range of joysticks, which have been fitted with a safety system certified by TÜV Germany. There are new 10 and 12 pushbutton remote control systems, which will also debut at Samoter. The controls comply with Class 1-the strictest grade-of EN300220-1, so they can be defined as “highly reliable short-range communication media”.

KTR will exhibit its Raden-Xrange of laminated steel couplings, which it says are ideally suited a wide range of applications, including use in the wind power industry.

KTR also now offers an optimised laminate bolting for all sizes above 160 mm where several small DIN cap screws take over the function of one big nut. This bolting allows large bolts to be tightened with standard tools as the tightening torque of the cap screws is only 60 Nm.

On display from Hydrocontrol will be the company's full range of monoblock and sectional valves for cranes. The Italian company will use Samoter to also exhibit the rest of its product range, which it says meets the needs of OEMs around the world.

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