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Raimondi launches new 12t tower crane

Flattop MRT234 model boasts fast slewing and trolley movements, and integrates mechanical and electronic controls

Italian tower crane specialist Raimondi Cranes has commenced global sales of its newest heavy-lifting tower crane, the flattop MRT234, which features a maximum lift capacity of 12t and a maximum jib length of 70m.

The new model was first presented to the company’s exclusive agent network earlier this year and began shipping in September to fulfil agent pre-sell orders. It has now launched for wider purchasing, said a statement from Raimondi, which is owned by UAE-based KBW Investments.

“We are thrilled to launch the MRT234 after months of preparation. Raimondi’s R&D team worked with various suppliers for four months to build the prototype, erected in beta in August 2017 at our headquarters in Italy. The final stage of testing took three months, including preassembly of the crane, evaluating many different types of configurations and all of the model’s structural tests,” said Domenico Ciano, technical director, Raimondi Cranes.

The MRT234 has a maximum jib length of 70m and a maximum capacity of 12t with four falls configuration. At the maximum radius, it can lift 2.25t in Ultralift mode. Eight different jib length configurations, from 70m to 28m, satisfy all needs in terms of specific jobsite configurations. The MRT234 may be equipped with two different hoisting winches: standard installed power of 45kW or the more powerful 55kW.

Raimondi has also worked to increase the speeds of the slewing and trolley movements in the MRT234, both of which have been improved by approximately 30%. Smoothness of motion and heightening accuracy have also been enhanced, ultimately increasing productivity and reducing margin of error. The MRT234 integrates optimal mechanical, structural and electronic control design for increased productivity, safety, and better user-interface.

Remarking on some of the MRT234’s design advancements, Ciano said: “Raimondi’s newest product is heavily geared towards user experience, and these UI/UX centric features pioneered by Silicon Valley’s technology companies, when applied to heavy lifting machinery result in a high-performance product that boasts extreme operator ease onsite.”

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