Sennebogen duty cycle crane helps at Eberswalde WSA

By Ian Vallely01 November 2016

A Sennebogen duty cycle crane is proving lifting capacity at Eberswalde WSA

A Sennebogen duty cycle crane is proving lifting capacity at Eberswalde WSA

A Sennebogen 630 HD duty cycle crane has been supplied to Eberswalde Water and Shipping Authority (WSA) in Germany by sales and service partner Willing.

Positioned on a multi-purpose ferry, the machine will be used for all hoisting and hydraulic engineering activities along the river section under the authority’s responsibility.

As a federal agency, the Eberswalde WSA is responsible for the upkeep of the around 660 kilometres of federal waterways on the Oder and the surrounding waterways. The more than 80 locks, ship hoists and embankments and over 270 bridges require regular maintenance and inspection. For this purpose, the WSA maintains extensive machinery which, since August 2016, has been supplemented with the new Sennebogen crane.

The 630 HD duty cycle crane, delivered and supported by sales and service partner Gebr Willing GmbH, is driven by a 186 kilowatt diesel engine. Two crane winches, each with a pulling capacity of 120 kN, as well as the reinforced, double-row slewing ring, are designed for the demanding implementation in hydraulic engineering.

The cab can be elevated by 2.7 metres to improve the view of the working area. For operations in hydraulic engineering, the duty cycle crane is equipped with an 18 kN grapple stability winch to safely position the grapple during dredging work. The machine's hydraulic system is filled with biodegradable oil to meet the high environmental standards set in hydraulic engineering.

An additional inclination gauge permanently indicates the inclination angles of ship and boom inside the cab. It warns of critical operating states when executing functions that increase the load. Thanks to its telescoping crawler chassis, the 630 HD stands firmly on its 700 millimetre, three-grouser base plates.

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