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New-generation crane girder revolutionises load handling

Demag’s newly-launched V-Type crane girder can easily manage more than 500 000 load changes, more than double the service life of a conventional box-section girder – making it a game changer in the local materials-handling sector.

Launched in early 2016, Demag’s V-Type girder delivers impressive load-handling rates combined with high safety. “Regardless of the model type selected, the V-Type crane girder can be adapted easily to any building shape. It is the ideal solution both for existing buildings, as well as for new construction projects,” Demag Senior Manager Sales & Marketing Richard Roughley explains.

Built with safety in mind, the V-Type 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 girder also has a shorter time cycle, helping to increase productivity and overall output. It boasts several lifting points for safer installation of the load and has more clamping and attachment points for lamps.

What’s more, the tapered diaphragm joints also 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%.

On average, the V-Type is 17% lighter than comparable cranes with box-section girders. This not only reduces the forces transmitted to the existing support superstructure, as well as providing architects with greater freedom when planning new building layouts, but it also improves the relative deadweight-to-load-capacity ratio.

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