Demag’s V-Type crane girder at Electra Mining Africa 2016

Demag V-Type crane girder at Electra Mining Africa 2016

Demag’s newly-launched V-Type crane girder be at Electra Mining Africa 2016, where the crane technology provider will display its full product range.

The new V-Type crane girder was launched in Sub-Saharan Africa in March this year, following its successful debut in Europe and North America in late 2014.

“We chose Electra Mining Africa 2016 as it is Sub-Saharan Africa’s premier exhibition event, which has always been well-attended,” Demag Senior Manager Sales and Marketing Richard Roughley comments.

“This is the latest innovation from a company with a long tradition of innovative products, dating back to 1819.”

Roughley adds that the V-Type crane girder will be available at highly-discounted prices to exhibition visitors.

“We also anticipate a large number of enquiries into our standard range,” he stresses.

Demag’s V-Type crane girder delivers safety and impressive load handling rates. Regardless of the model type selected, it can be adapted easily to any building shape. It is the ideal solution both for existing buildings, as well as for new construction projects.

Built with safety in mind, the V-Type crane girder allows 30% more light to pass through, enabling personnel to better see their surroundings, while brightening the workspace. This improved view ultimately results in a safer and more attractive working environment.

The V-Type crane girder also has a shorter time cycle, boosting productivity and overall output. It boasts several lifting points for safer installation of the load, and has more clamping and attachment points for lamps.

A particular feature of the V-Type crane girder is that tapered diaphragm joints have replace the solid box-section design of conventional cranes. Tapered diaphragm joints accommodate pressure and tensile forces more effectively to reduce resonant frequency by 30%. As a result, the V-Type crane girder is 17% lighter than comparable cranes with box-section girders.

This not only reduces the forces transmitted to the existing support superstructure, and provides architects with greater freedom when planning new building layouts, but also it improves the relative deadweight-to- load-capacity ratio, Roughley concludes.

Visit Demag in Hall 8 B19 at Electra Mining Africa 2016.