The innovative concept of the Liebherr-PowerBoom for large crawler cranes has received the Design Award from the International Construction Equipment Forum (ICEF). The expert jury explained its decision with the statement that the Liebherr PowerBoom significantly increases load capacity whilst at the same time being extremely economical and flexible to use for customers.
The "Construction Equipment Design Innovation Award" was for innovative components and part-systems for construction machinery, which have been on the market since January 2012. The award was handed over during the ICEF (International Construction Equipment Forum) - an international conference for the entire construction industry, which was held from 20 to 22 November in Amsterdam (Netherlands). The event was organised by the publishing company KHL.
The PowerBoom enables the load capacity of large crawler cranes to be increased by more than 50% at relatively low cost. For this purpose, the lattice sections in the lower section of the lattice boom are aligned parallel to each other, which significantly increases the boom's strength. The only additional components required are two lattice adapters since the standard lattice sections can be used for the parallel boom.
f.l.t.r.: Max Kenzelmann, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH; Chris Sleight, KHL Group; Roland Bohnacker, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH (Photo: Hans Dhillon)