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Powerful application examples from practice

On our reference page you will receive some impressions of manufactured cranes. The extract of the products and crane systems is not complete, but shows the complexity of the projects in crane construction. Clearly structured (starting with the year 2015), you can quickly get an excellent overview of our references.

Shipments in 2017
E.O.T. Crane Sweden (7695)

Since August 2017, a new 500t heavy-duty process crane from Kranbau Köthen GmbH has been successfully in operation at Swedish transformer manufacturer ABB in Ludvika.

The special feature of this highly complex crane system is a special motor-adjustable heavy-duty traverse with individually movable attachment points, centre of gravity compensation and a hook turning device. This means that the various transformers of different weights, shapes and dimensions can all be transported horizontally and loaded safely.

The high-strength spindle drives with special bearings allow for the precise and individual adjustment of the support saddle in a longitudinal direction while also making it possible to adjust the width of the traverse in a transverse direction. A state-of-the-art electronic control system ensures both synchronous operation and the secure shut-down of the adjustment drives in the end positions. The steel construction of the traverse is extremely sturdy and torsion-resistant under all usage conditions.

The crane and the heavy-duty traverse are operated via remote control. The digital load display is shown not only on the remote display but also on the crane, making is easily visible to the operating personnel. Cleanroom conditions are an absolutely essential requirement for production at ABB, and this also applies to the crane, which is fitted with various covers and industrial extractors to absorb the unavoidable dust on the cables, brakes and track wheels.

The crane was handed over after just 3 weeks of assembly time. Once the old crane had been disassembled, the new crane system was installed onto a wrecking crane track at the end of the hall. The subsequent precision assembly, commissioning and testing were carried out directly at the later installation site inside the assembly hall. A special test traverse was used during the crane acceptance. There were only a few hours to load and unload the slabs weighing almost 30 tonnes and remove them from the hall.

Shipments in 2016
Gantry Crane Germany (7669)

In 2016, Kranbau Köthen GmbH delivered the second container gantry crane in solid-girder construction for HOYER GmbH's Schkopau branch. The crane has extended the reloading operation for intermodal cargo transport. In addition to the transportation of bulk goods and silo products, various containers of liquids (some of which are hazardous substances) are also transported.

  • Crane type: Gantry Crane
  • Crane parameters: 40t x 35m
  • Customer: HOYER GmbH
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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Charging Crane Germany (7674)

Kranbau Köthen GmbH has delivered a new charging crane for voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH. With a load capacity of 135 tonnes on the main hoist and 40 tonnes on the auxiliary hoist, this technically advanced crane is one of the smaller cranes produced directly in Köthen.

  • Crane type: Charging Crane
  • Crane parameters: 135-40t x 20.02m
  • Customer: voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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Magnetic Traverse cranes Austria (7694)

Kranbau Köthen GmbH has delivered a new slab-turning crane for globally active Austrian steel corporation voestalpine Stahl Linz GmbH. A magnetic traverse is used as load-carrying equipment. Turning slabs using the smooth-turning magnets takes a lot of skill from the operators. All crane drivers are therefore trained in this special handling operation, which is now going really smoothly. The crane drivers and the project team are very happy with the performance and handling of the crane, which is the 13th crane that Kranbau Köthen GmbH has delivered to voestalpine Stahl GmbH.

  • Crane type: Magnetic Traverse cranes
  • Crane parameters: 55(63)-15t x 33.0m
  • Customer: voestalpine Stahl Linz GmbH
  • Country: Austria
  • Date: 2016
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Ladle Crane Spain (7665)

Kranbau Köthen GmbH delivered a new ladle crane to Avilés in Spain, which reached its destination in May 2016. With a tare weight of over 700 tonnes, the Kolos is at the cutting edge of technology. The crane can move loads of up to 450 tonnes, which corresponds to the weight of 75 fully grown male African elephants.

  • Crane type: Ladle Crane
  • Crane parameters: 450-100t x 22.4m
  • Customer: ArcelorMittal Espana SA.
  • Country: Spain
  • Date: 2016
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Ladle Transport Crane Germany (7673)

Kranbau Köthen GmbH delivered a 300-tonne ladle transport crane for Saarstahl AG.

  • Crane type: Ladle Transport Crane
  • Crane parameters: 300-70/10t x 29m
  • Customer: Saarstahl AG
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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Ladle Crane Germany (7666)

Lech Stahlwerke GmbH has ordered two smaller ladle cranes for 2016. These were produced directly in Köthen (virtually at the same time) and were delivered to the customer and installed in quick succession.

  • Crane type: Ladle Crane
  • Crane parameters: 170/40/16t x 20.35m
  • Customer: LSW Lech Stahlwerke GmbH
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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Ladle Crane Germany (7667)

The second ladle crane for Lech Stahlwerke GmbH was also delivered to the customer on time, and will move ladles and buckets full of liquid metal in the factory.

  • Crane type: Ladle Crane
  • Crane parameters: 170/40/16t x 20.35m
  • Customer: LSW Lech Stahlwerke GmbH
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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E.O.T. Crane Germany (7672)

A new gantry crane was put into operation at ThyssenKrupp Steel AG.

  • Crane type: E.O.T. Crane
  • Crane parameters: 80(100)/45t x 29.2m
  • Customer: ThyssenKrupp Steel AG
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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Combi Crane Germany (7671)

Kranbau Köthen GmbH was able to deliver to very special cranes to HKM, or Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH, thereby supporting its customer in the renovation of its internal scrap logistics operations. The delivered crane systems are designed as triple-girder gantry cranes and are each fitted with two trolleys. The cranes can therefore load scrap using a magnetic hoist, and then transport the containers which weigh up to 60 tonnes. This project also involved the joint development of a crane simulator for training purposes. More information (in german) on this can be found here.

  • Crane type: Combi Crane
  • Crane parameters: 65-40t x 27.3m
  • Customer: Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann GmbH
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2016
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Shipments in 2015
Gantry Crane Germany (7659)

One of the latest deliveries by Kranbau Köthen is a gantry crane for BREMER AG based in Paderborn. The gantry crane, which was designed with a truss bridge structure, has two travelling cranes that can be operated individually or synchronously. Each travelling crane has a rated capacity of 64 tonnes, meaning that the crane bridge has a total load capacity of 128 tonnes. The customer can now move and load all sizes of precast concrete at its premises.

  • Crane type: Gantry Crane
  • Crane parameters: 128(64+64)t x 38.6m
  • Customer: BREMER AG
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2015
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Charging Crane Germany (7654)

A new 350-tonne charging crane is now in operation on the crane track at Salzgitter AG.

  • Crane type: Charging Crane
  • Crane parameters: 350/70t x 27.5m
  • Customer: Salzgitter AG
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2015
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Gantry Crane Germany (7662)

A small crane with a big track width – that's the perfect description for the new truss-structured gantry crane for Lech Stahlwerke GmbH. A magnetic traverse is used for operation, and the cab can be moved on the travelling crane.

  • Crane type: Gantry Crane
  • Crane parameters: 16(8+8)t x 50m
  • Customer: LSW Lech Stahlwerke GmbH
  • Country: Germany
  • Date: 2015
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Ladle Crane Netherlands (7661)

The ladle crane delivered to IJmuiden is now the 23rd crane that Kranbau Köthen has constructed and delivered there for TATA Steel. Its dimensions make it one of the largest and most sophisticated cranes that we have ever been able to deliver. Several challenges needed to be overcome before the crane could be put into operation, such as the special requirements with regard to the cab trolley, with a cab that was optimised and designed based on a visual study.

  • Crane type: Ladle Crane
  • Crane parameters: 480-80t x 24m
  • Customer: TATA Steel (eheml. Corus Staal B.V.)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Date: 2015
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