What's New In Plant & Equipment
ATLAS AK 66.3E Folding Crane
Launched earlier this year at Bauma, Atlas GmbH has now taken the latest self-loading truck crane on to other events. The AK 66.3E folding crane is in the 62 kNm size-class with up to four hydraulic extensions, negative boom angle, and a lifting capacity of 360 kg at its maximum reach of 11 meters.
At a reach of 1.74 meters, it can lift 2.83 tons - a significant load for this size crane.
The customer benefits from the advantages of the negative boom angle, which means even in very difficult operating environments that require extreme manoeuvrability in the tightest spaces, the load can be set down or picked up very precisely. This makes the crane extremely versatile, agile and when coupled with the sensitive ergonomic radio remote control.
The durable AK 66.3 E is already designed for applications with light grabs. When working on construction sites, this advantage pays off by providing the fastest possible working cycles.
In addition, the AK 66.3 E is equipped with wear-free sensors, which reliably monitor the processes of the safety features in accordance with EN12999. Due to the optional wide stabilizer widths, it can be used on relatively small trucks and also on larger vehicles with a very short support width – so in every situation, secure and stable operation is guaranteed.
All cranes of the E series come with a comprehensive package of safety and comfort features for more efficient and comfortable operation; this lets the operator focus on his work instead of on complex machine operations and adjustments.
In addition, ATLAS offers a wide range of optional features for these cranes in order to adapt them individually to many varied applications; among others, these features include “automatic folding”.
Also new in the compay’s range of folding cranes is the 152.3 - a folding crane with up to six extensions and a maximum reach of 16.70 m. The usual wide range of options are available such as additional functions for grab and grab rotate and various stabilizing widths to ensure excellent stability on even the trickiest of truck platforms.
Lighter And Faster Line Of Robotic Total Stations
Sokkia introduces the iX series. Featuring ultrasonic technology, it is designed to provide the smoothest and most accurate prism-tracking possible.
The new UltraTrac technology gives increased prism-tracking strength in all conditions. Advanced instrument algorithms deliver the confidence required to move ahead.
The system is designed to be a compact solution and is a third smaller and lighter than previous robotic Sokkia instruments.
Along with complementing Sokkia products, the instrument is designed with an “open platform” for additional compatibility with non-proprietary software and controllers.
Ray Kerwin, director of global surveying products said:
Ultrasonic technology is the driving force for the iX Series.
The UltraSonic motors are the thinnest, lightest, and most reliable on the market. With a rotation speed of 150° per-second, the iX series offers efficiency of a single-operator robotic system and the power of long-range reflectorless measurements of up to 800 m and 6,000 m with a reflector.