Tower crane manufacturer COMANSA will be exhibiting in Bauma its latest high capacity model, available worldwide since September 2018. The 21LC1050 flat-top crane can load up to 50 tonnes (110,230 lb), has a maximum radius of 80 metres (262.4 ft), and was designed to provide great performance in large industrial or infrastructure projects as well as in construction with heavy precast or steel structures, including PPVC.
The 21LC1050 features high speed hoist mechanisms (up to 300 m per minute - 984 ft.) and capacity for 1,570 metres of wire rope (5,150 ft.), making it also the perfect choice for high rise construction. Thanks to the single-double trolley system with automatic reeving change, the 21LC1050 crane always has an optimized load diagram. Working with the simple (or front) trolley, the crane improves its tip loading capacity and reaches higher hoist speeds. With the double trolley (front plus rear), the crane can work with the heaviest loads.
A new modular counterjib was designed for the 21LC1050, which allows up to six different configurations to adapt the crane to the needs of each job and increase safety. Thus, when the crane is assembled with a maximum jib length (80 metres - 262.4 ft), the counterjib radius is 31 metres (101.7 ft), being able to reduce to 27 (88.6 ft) when the jib length is 50 metres (164 ft), as it will be shown in the crane at Bauma.
The 21LC1050 is delivered with the new CUBE cab in its XL size, the largest from COMANSA, ensuring great productivity thanks to its fully glazed front and providing great comfort to the operator. In Bauma, an XL CUBE cab will be exhibited at ground level for all visitors to see its ergonomic benefits and the spacious distribution of this high-rise office, whose design has been awarded two prestigious prizes: iF Design Award 2018 and German Design Award 2019.
The 21LC1050 flat-top is the latest high capacity crane launched by COMANSA, and another step forward in the company's strategy to adapt its range to the global construction needs. Ten years ago, COMANSA's catalogue was formed by small and medium size flat-top cranes and three luffers, with maximum load capacity of up to 24 tonnes (52,900 lb). Since then, COMANSA has developed a new range of luffers, a new series of medium size flat-tops and all its heavy load range, including a 90 tonne flat-top (198,410 lb).
Thanks to such efforts, COMANSA offers today 19 flat-top models and 6 luffing-jib cranes for all types of construction projects, and has a leading position in the high capacity range. Besides the new 21LC1050, COMANSA has recently launched the LCL700 luffing jib crane, with maximum load capacity of up to 64 tonnes (141,090 lb), and upgraded the flat-top models 21LC660 and 21LC750 to load up to 50 tonnes (110,230 lb).
This evolution will be will be part of COMANSA's message in Bauma, where the company will be sharing booth FS.1103/1 with German dealer and crane specialist BKL Baukran Logistik, who is purchasing the 21LC1050 for its rental fleet.