Press release
Wetter, Germany

Additional working space: Demag KBK extending cranes with longer hook path

  • Optimum height utilisation
  • For lifting and positioning tasks also beyond the crane runway

Extending cranes are a frequently selected option in the KBK Aluline crane construction kit, as they extend the range of the system beyond the crane span dimension. For example, they enable an operator to perform lifting and positioning tasks between pillars and columns or deposit loads in aisles and free areas between assembly zones and lines. Depending on the load capacity, design and profile section size, the range can be extended by up to 3,100 mm.

A version of the KBK Aluline extending crane that has an optimised height is being presented for the first time at LogiMAT 2019. Compared to the previous version, it has a lower headroom dimension. Users can benefit from 120 to 220 mm more hook path depending on the profile size, which provides for better utilisation of the space below the crane girders.

In the Demag anniversary year – the company was established as Mechanische Werkstätte Harkort & Co. in 1819 in Wetter/Ruhr – and 56 years after the launch of the first KBK crane construction kit, the range of possible applications for the universal light crane system has been extended once more.

The KBK Aluline system can be adapted to meet differing requirements in production, assembly and shipping applications. The system is based on aluminium sections and smooth-running trolleys. The result is a system that literally gives the operator hands-on support for handling loads, improves ergonomics and reduces the physical burden to a minimum. It now also allows hoist units to be utilised even better with an increased lifting path.

The extension length, the maximum load capacity (up to 500 kg) and the crane girder length can be freely selected when designing installations. Extending cranes that can be extended to either side can also be realised. The KBK Designer tool can be used for fast and simple project engineering of extending crane solutions.

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