The Potain MR 418 luffing jib cranes, which are equipped with full frequency-controlled mechanisms for precision control, offer fast lifting speeds with a maximum capacity of 24 tons and a maximum jib length of 60 metres.
Available from Crane & Hoist Equipment SA, the crane is extremely compact, is quick to assemble, quick to commission and capable of extremely fast lifting speeds on high rise job sites.
The crane delivers its best performance when fitted with the optional 270 LVF 120 hoist which offers a great lifting capability and is perfect for high rise buildings, including super tall structures.
The 200 kW hoist provides 826 metres of rope capacity, which means that in a single-fall configuration a hook path of 413 metre is possible, while in a two-fall configuration 206m of vertical reach is possible.
In addition, the winch can reach speeds of up to 254 m/min for better productivity, while the power control function means it can operate off varying power inputs, allowing it to cope with lower power supplies on site.
Spoiled for choice
Customers not requiring the full power of the 270 LVF 120 hoist winch can choose the 150 LVF 120 hoist. This hoist has a drum capacity of 552 metres and can produce line speeds of up to 210 m/min. The flexibility of choice with the design means client can select the optimal configuration for them, ensuring they earn the best possible financial returns for their requirements.
But it is not only new mechanisms and better lift capabilities that are likely to appeal to customers, the crane’s user-friendly design has the luffing mechanism and hoist mounted inside the counter jib while there is also a large, easily accessible service platform behind the cab, giving technicians a single location from which to access all major service points.
Quickly getting the crane into service comes courtesy of a new on-board control system that allows the technician to commission the crane into operation just minutes after assembly is completed. Simple input of the jib length, working height and test load into the crane’s control board allows for a fast and accurate calibration.
In terms of working height, Potain’s intelligent mast system gives the crane enhanced flexibility to cope with the challenges of modern high-rise buildings. The crane can be installed on fixing angles or on various sized chassis of 6 metres x 6 metres, 8 metres x 8 metres and 10 metres x 10 metres.
Crane & Hoist Equipment SA
Tel: (083) 424 2658