Our research and development department uses the latest technology to design new products. Each individual component of the crane is designed using a 3D CAD system which can test crane movements and ensure that it has a functional geometry.
During the design phase, FEM (Finite Element Method) is used to analyse the crane structure and loading conditions and obtain strength-to-weight optimization.
Each component is checked for conformity to specification and assembled in a dedicated and specially equipped prototyping area. And, every step is documented, with photographs, for precise tuning of the assembly process once it goes into production.
TESTED IN ALL CONDITIONS
Once assembled, every aspect of the prototype is fatigue tested. Every operating parameter is monitored by computer to detect any anomalies. Each prototype is subjected to up to 600,000 cycles of loading, to simulate 10 years of normal crane operations.
New cranes are delivered to expert users to be used in real, day-to-day operating conditions, including heavy duty applications. Direct communication between the user and R&D allow feedback for improvements. Cranes are launched only after a complete field testing programme.