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Materials handling big at Bauma

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016 ( #765 ) - Munich, Germany
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Materials handling is well represented at Bauma 2016
The importance of materials handling is evident at one of the world’s biggest trade fairs, Bauma 2016, currently under way in Munich.

Past editions of the construction and mining equipment show have seen more than 500,000 people attending, and there are more than 3,400 exhibitors this year, including many big names from the forklift sector.

Manitou is showing 12 new products and services including telehandlers, forklifts and compact equipment. New telehandler models unveiled at Bauma include the MT 625 HA, MRT 2150 and 2550 Privilège + and an Easy range for the rental market.

The existing rotating telescopic truck models, the MRT 2150 and 2540 (now the 2550), have been redesigned to increase performance in terms of swing capacity.

The Easy range of machines has the same service and warranty conditions as all other Manitou machines but features ‘downsized’ engines.

On display this time are new telehandlers and wheel loaders from Wacker Neuson. The model TH627 telehandler includes 10 versions with stacking heights from 7 m to 10 m, all equipped with the Vertical Lift System (VLS) intelligent driver assistance system. Wacker Neuson’s new WL44 and WL54 wheel loaders include additional comfort features such as adjustable seat and armrests and optional air-conditioning.

Dinolift Oy is displaying its DINO 220XSE heavy-duty work platform that doubles as a remotely operated telehandler. Versatility and ease of use of the 22 m working height boom lift with the extra-large basket of 350 kg capacity have been improved even further. Dinolift also introduced a new 12 m telescopic trailer lift, DINO 120TB. The DINO 120TB is aimed at rental companies, being reliable in operation, easy to use and simple to maintain.

Equipment giant Liebherr Group has a giant display area of more than 14,000 sqm, where it is showing several new products, including a new eight-axle mobile crane, a large crawler tractor and a material handler for loads of up to 10 T with a 20 m range.  Liebherr is also showing off its latest developments in mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive and control technology.

JLG unveiled the world’s tallest and farthest-reaching articulating boom lift, the 1500AJP, at its display. The 1500AJP, which will ship in early 2017, features an up-and-over height of 18.3 m, a working outreach of 23.5 m and a platform capacity of 270 kg .

The company is staging demonstrations of smart equipment, as well as the latest in hybrid technology and aftermarket support. In addition, the booth features a broad array of JLG telehandlers and aerial work platforms (AWPs).

Among the innovations on show is the SkyGuard technology. When activated by approximately 23 kg of force, the SkyGuard sensor stops all functions in use at the time, providing operators with enhanced control panel protection.

Crane maker Manitowoc has a new location at the fair, occupying 3,253 sqm, and used the space to display a number of cranes, including several new products. New additions include a Grove rough-terrain crane, the first from a newly announced range, plus two new Grove all-terrain cranes. In addition, there is a crane from the completely new range of MDT CCS tower cranes.

Italy’s AMA used Bauma to launch InPulse, an integrated telematics solution for the management of off-highway vehicles, such as construction, agricultural and mining equipment. InPulse is claimed to be the only telematics solution for such vehicles that can collect and handle high data levels, enabling owners and operators to make safer and more informed decisions about their equipment.
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