Crane with lifting cantilever for Dutch customer
Kuenz recently delivered a rail-mounted container crane to the Netherlands that features a lifting cantilever. This innovative crane was handed over to CTVrede Steinweg B.V. at the end of July. The Hoogtij terminal in Zaandam will go into operation in September 2019.
This new Kuenz Barge crane is equipped with a cantilever lifting system, allowing the biggest vessels to travel underneath without risk of collision when the cantilever is lifted into upper position. With a track gauge of 48m and two cantilevers of 18 metres each, the crane is a „pretty big baby“.
Repeat order for Kuenz
CTVrede Steinweg B.V. already operates 2 Kuenz cranes that have exceeded expectations, providing confidence in a repeat order.
Intermodal cranes for container handling have become the most important revenue driver for Kuenz in recent years. More than 70 Kuenz cranes are already in operation solely in the Netherlands.
With this order, Kuenz introduced a new generation of cranes, thus adding to the overall success of this project. In contrast to the traditional box construction, the main girder of the crane at the Hoogtij terminal in Zaandam will have a round girder. This aerodynamic main girder design results in a number of advantages for the operator. A smaller wind contact area requires less drive power, leading to lower energy consumption and reduces dynamic forces on the crane wheels, crane runway and structure.
Facts about Kuenz:
Kuenz is one of the oldest and most successful companies in the mechanical engineering industry in Western Austria. The company was founded in 1932 by Hans Künz. Today, the company produces rail-mounted container cranes, special cranes and various equipment for the hydro industry. The Kuenz Group employs more than 500 people at five locations. In addition to the Headquarters in Hard, Kuenz has two further production sites in Styria and Eastern Slovakia as well as a sales and service offices in North Carolina, USA and Northern Italy.
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