Manitowoc, one of the world’s leading Crane makers has added the second model of tower cranes in its Potain Hup range. After the Hup 32-27, now the company has officially launched Hup 40-30, pioneering self-erecting tower crane was first shown as a prototype in April 2016.
Hup 40-30 is part of a new generation of self-erecting cranes and boasts a range of innovative design and technology features and replaces its existing Igo series of cranes.
Jean-Pierre Zaffiro, global product director for Potain self-erecting cranes at Manitowoc claims, “We have introduced several new features with the Hup range that will increase speed, efficiency and versatility for our customers. These advancements will certainly increase return on investment for many lifters.”
He further said, we are at the forefront of self-erecting crane development and our new Hup 40-30 demonstrates this.
The Hup 40-30 has a 40 m jib (131 ft) and boasts 16 configurations, which is unique to this category of self-erecting cranes, enabling it to be easily adapted for a range of job site applications. The crane has a maximum capacity of 4 t (4.4 USt), while it can lift 1 t (1.1 USt) at its jib end of 40 m (131 ft).
The new self-erecting tower crane features a telescopic mast for a range of working heights. The crane 40 m luffing jib offers three positions; horizontal, 10° and 20°. These options give the crane a height under hook range of 20 m (65 ft) to 40 m (131 ft).
This tower crane has a high-performance slewing radius that allows it to be positioned closer to buildings. It is only 14 m (46 ft) long when folded, which help in easy transportation or movement from job site to job site.
Mr. Zaffiro further explained, Customers will benefit from even greater flexibility and adaptability with these new designs and technologies, enabling them to cover a much wider range of jobs with a single machine.
In the Hup 40-30, operator’s efficiency has been maximized through a remote control unit. Its new Smart Set Up software delivers on-screen step-by-step information during crane erection and enables automatic folding and unfolding of the crane from the crane’s remote.
The crane’s High Performance Slewing (HPS) technology enables load moment optimization, even as the crane swings. Integrated maintenance warning indicators also support crane maintenance throughout its lifecycle.
This crane features a new Power Control function that enables it to work on a variety of job sites.
Company will start the deliveries of the Hup 40-30 in early 2017.
Source: Information has been obtained from Manitowoc’s release