New harbour crane range for small port terminals27 July 2012
A new crane family aimed at small maritime and river port terminals has been announced with the launch of Gottwald Port Technology’s first rubber-tyred portal harbour crane, the Model 2 G HRK.
One of four crane types in the new Model 2 series, the 80t G HRK has a maximum lifting capacity of 80t, a maximum working radius of 40m, and achieves hoisting speeds of up to 120m/min.
Other crane types in the Model 2 series include the conventional 63t G HMK mobile harbour crane, the 63t G HPK pedestal-mounted crane (also available as a harbour pontoon crane) and the G HSK portal harbour crane, also available as a barge-mounted version.
The Model 2 series is one of three crane lines in Demag Cranes AG subsidiary Gottwald's Generation 5 crane range, the first in the range specifically aimed at smaller cargo handling applications.
Styled as the successor to Gottwald's G HMK 170 series, the Model 2 offers a broader spectrum of lifting capacities as well as an extended working radius and higher work rates than the G HMK 170.
Demag Cranes AG, now part of Terex Corporation's Material Handling and Port Solutions division, said that the new series launch confirmed its commitment to innovation.
"Our Model 2 fully meets the demand for a versatile handling machine constructed specially for smaller maritime and river ports," said Giuseppe Di Lisa, head of port and intermodal cranes at Demag Cranes AG.
"By combining the diversity of crane types and variants on the one hand with our Advance Order Programme on the other, we are able to offer customers tailored solutions and short delivery lead-times. This is a concept that terminal operators all over the world are benefiting from."