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Cranes, Lifting & Access

20 April 2012

First public outing for Liebherr tower crane at INTERMAT

Liebherr used INTERMAT 2012 to show its new 380 EC-B 16 Litronic flat-top crane.

The 380tonne unit tops the 15-model range, which starts from 50tonnes.

The new “flagship” can lift loads of up to 3,400kg at its 75m maximum radius. With the Litronic system, the 380 EC-B 16 can provide up to 20% more load lift at the push of a button. This is achieved by integrating the load-moment limiting system, the ABB operating-range limiting system and the MDA machine data evaluation program.

The 380 EC-B 16 superstructure can be fitted to both Liebherr’s IC or HC tower systems. The IC towers are 1.9 x 1.9metres and the climbing system allows it to climb both on and inside a building. With the IC tower system, the free-standing hook height can be almost 70m, while on the HC tower system that increases to almost 85m.

Speeding assembly are Liebherr’s ‘Connect and Work’ quick-action connections for the jib and counter-jib, LiConnect jib connections and electrical plug-in connections for the drives and switchgear.

There are slip-resistant catwalks on the jib and counter-jib along with safety railings where needed.

A four-chord counter-jib enables five trucks to transport the complete superstructure with each individual part able to fit into a container.

Outside: E6 Stand: A042