Lieb­herr - The leader in con­tainer cranes tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion

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With a sup­ply record that ex­ceeds over 800 ma­chines in over 56 coun­tries, Lieb­herr is one of the fore­most con­tainer crane and reach­stacker man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies in the world and leads the way in tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion

• De­liv­ery tai­lored to cus­tomer re­quire­ments

• Assem­bly on site or fully erect de­liv­ery avail­able

• New and in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions for mar­itime cargo han­dling equip­ment

Lieb­herr Con­tainer Cranes has been man­u­fac­tur­ing cranes at their Ir­ish plant since 1958. The fac­tory ini­tially man­u­fac­tured large tower cranes and for many years, the world’s largest tower cranes were built in Kil­lar­ney by Lieb­herr.

In 1967, Lieb­herr in Ire­land be­gan to man­u­fac­ture con­tainer gantry cranes. In­volve­ment in the con­tainer crane busi­ness ne­ces­si­tated that, be­sides de­sign and man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties, this new and spe­cialised busi­ness also called for other skills, such as ship­ping and erec­tion fa­cil­i­ties, lan­guage and mar­ket­ing ex­per­tise, af­ter sales ser­vice and spare parts pro­vi­sion.

Lieb­herr in Ire­land be­came Lieb­herr Con­tainer Cranes Ltd in 1972, in or­der to un­der­take world­wide mar­ket­ing, de­sign, man­u­fac­ture, de­liv­ery erec­tion and ser­vic­ing of rail mounted quay­side con­tainer cranes and con­tainer stack­ing cranes. With a sup­ply record that ex­ceeds over 800 ma­chines in over 56 coun­tries of the world, Lieb­herr con­tainer cranes sup­plies ship to shore con­tainer cranes, rub­ber and rail mounted gantry cranes and strad­dle car­ri­ers.

Ship to shore con­tainer cranes and rub­ber and rail mounted gantry cranes are de­signed and man­u­fac­tured in Kil­lar­ney, Ire­land. Prior to ship­ping the cranes un­dergo ex­ten­sive qual­ity con­trol checks and the ma­chin­ery and elec­tric com­po­nents of the cranes are as­sem­bled with the drive and mo­tor el­e­ments of the cranes be­ing tested.

Assem­bly on site

Typ­i­cally a Lieb­herr con­tainer crane is shipped in large pre­assem­bled com­po­nents. In­stal­la­tion is done in close co­op­er­a­tion with the client and in­stal­la­tion com­pa­nies.

Fully erect de­liv­ery

When space is at a pre­mium or the cus­tomer re­quires min­i­mum work on site, the op­tion to avail of fully erect de­liv­ery is avail­able. In this in­stance the cranes are shipped to a nearby port where nor­mal erec­tion of the cranes is un­der­taken, which is then barged to their fi­nal des­ti­na­tion. An al­ter­na­tive, is to as­sem­ble the cranes fully in Ire­land and then ship to the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion. Ear­lier this year, three large ship to shore con­tainer cranes were as­sem­bled at Lieb­herr’s Cork Dock­yard fa­cil­ity and sent to Puerto Rico. Lieb­herr Mar­itime Cranes is en­ter­ing the mar­ket for mar­itime cargo han­dling equip­ment with new and in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions.

Lieb­herr Reach­stacker

The LRS 545 is de­signed for highly re­spon­sive op­er­a­tion to al­low high per­for­mance in a re­laxed man­ner. The in­no­va­tive in­di­vid­ual drive con­cept en­sures that, a hy­draulic mo­tor in­de­pen­dently drives each wheel. Not only is this a more com­pact so­lu­tion, it re­duces tyre scrub­bing and thereby in­creases tyre life. The re­duced wear and tear of the tires strongly con­trib­utes to low to­tal cost of own­er­ship. By re­mov­ing the me­chan­i­cal gear­box el­e­ment, the drive of the ma­chine from ac­cel­er­a­tion to brak­ing is smooth and step less, which pro­vides added sen­si­tiv­ity at low speeds and in­creases driver com­fort.

An­other sig­nif­i­cant fac­tor for good to­tal cost of own­er­ship of a Reach­stacker is of course fuel con­sump­tion. The highly ef­fi­cient hy­dro­static drive sys­tem of the LRS 545 makes a re­duc­tion in en­gine size pos­si­ble. Fit­ted with a 4-cylin­der 230 kw en­gine that meets Tier 4f re­quire­ments, fuel con­sump­tion as low as 12 to 14 litres per hour can be achieved.

Lieb­herr mobile har­bour cranes

Lieb­herr’s range of mobile har­bour cranes is ex­tremely ver­sa­tile mak­ing it a univer­sal all-rounder and key as­set for han­dling all types of cargo from con­tain­ers to bulk com­modi­ties, gen­eral cargo and even heavy lifts up to 308 tonnes. The prod­uct range cov­ers all ves­sel sizes up to mega­max and cape­size. Di­verse ap­pli­ca­tions and vary­ing ter­mi­nal de­signs call for dif­fer­ent equip­ment con­fig­u­ra­tions. The Lieb­herr mobile har­bour cranes en­able full mod­u­lar­ity, and so flex­i­bil­ity, across the en­tire prod­uct range.

The trav­el­ling sys­tem, whether rub­ber-tyred, rail­mounted or a float­ing unit, can be eas­ily adapted to meet the port in­fra­struc­ture. This also ap­plies to the drive con­cept, which can be cho­sen from a con­ven­tional diesel en­gine, a hy­brid drive or an elec­tric drive sys­tem.

The best­selling LHM type is the LHM 550.

The LHM 550 is de­signed for ef­fi­cient cargo han­dling up to post-pana­max-sized ves­sels. The crane op­er­ates with out­stand­ing mo­bil­ity and ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity and has a max­i­mum lift­ing ca­pac­ity of 144 tons and 54 me­tres ra­dius.

The LHM 550 is the per­fect crane for han­dling bulk car­goes in the Cap­size ship class. For con­tainer han­dling, ships of the New-pana­max class are the op­ti­mal working en­vi­ron­ment for the LHM 550. Gen­eral car­goes and heavy-duty lift­ing up to 144 tonnes com­plete the range of ap­pli­ca­tions of this crane type.

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