Always one step ahead
Inside the technology pavilion, visitors meet Dr. Ilaka Mupende, Research and Experimental Manager at Liebherr, who is currently testing a pioneering innovation for use on cranes: a high-strength synthetic fiber rope. Dr. Mupende explains: “The rope is extremely light but nevertheless very strong. It has the same load capacity as a steel rope and spools up excellently, especially when the load has to be lifted at a considerable height.” The project began officially in 2009 – and even now, eight years later, Dr. Mupende remains fascinated by rope technology. “We will definitely press ahead with intensive research work until the high-strength fiber rope is ready for the market.”
Besides the fiber rope, visitors can expierence many more technologies, such as the Reman Program, LiPOS, LiDAT and PDE applications, the new XPower concept, Liebherr Demolition Control and the Crane Planner 2.0.
Jobsite installations can be very challenging for planners and engineers. In such situations, Crane Planner 2.0 is the ideal tool for selecting the perfect equipment for the particular application. It combines highly detailed, interactive 3D models with all relevant planning data for Liebherr’s crawler crane portfolio (LR 1100 to LR 1300), based on the machine’s load moment limitation (LML). Any change in the crane’s geometry instantly triggers a new calculation of the entire situation.