Compact SENNEBOGEN 613E telescopic crawler crane perfect for Pipeline construction
The installation of the pipelines is carried out in several stages. In the first step, civil engineering prepares the trench.
The crane takes care that the district heating pipe can be installed properly. To do this, it first lifts the pipes out of their transport rack and places them near the future site of installation. They are then picked up again and lowered into the trench, where they are connected to the other pipes and welded. To be able to guarantee that the pipeline really transports the heat energy safely and with as low losses as possible once it is completed, the seams are then inspected for any leaks using an ultrasound device.
During all these operations, the fitters are assisted by the SENNEBOGEN 613 E, which, with its continuous telescopable full power boom, lifts the pipes, that can be up to 12 m long and weigh up to 4 t, with pinpoint accuracy. Even the delicate “threading” of the massive individual elements into the row is child’s play thanks to the sensitive control.
The accessible areas of this extremely tubular construction site are in part not much wider than 4 m, which is why the compact dimensions of the telescopic crane are an absolute must here.
“For laying our pipelines along the tightly dimensioned routes, the 613 E with its 16 t lifting capacity offers exactly the right combination of lifting capacity and compactness. The working movements can also be controlled very precisely, so that we have everything under control during every lifting and driving activity. This makes us feel absolutely safe,” states site manager Ludwig Lang.
Remote control operation
The operation by remote control is also very convenient and safe, as the fitter still has full freedom of movement and an excellent view of the load at all times. With the radio remote control, the crane can not only be moved as a whole and even in pick and carry mode with the load on the hook, but also all additional functions can be controlled.
This has the advantage that the precision of the lifting manoeuvres is enhanced and therefore also the productivity on the construction site is further increased.
Off-road on slopes and difficult ground
Just as this construction site moves up the mountain from day to day, the telescopic crawler crane obviously follows it and is there on all inclinations and ground conditions. In order to keep the range of applications as open as possible – and if necessary, even to be able to drive short distances on concreted or otherwise paved ground – the flat track shoes of the crawler tracks are equipped with rubber pads that are gentle on the ground.
The telescopic crawler crane is also optimally prepared for the steeply sloping route at Eselsberg, because the electronic load moment indicator (LMI) is set for lifting at 2° and 4° inclination as well as for pick-and-carry operation in all main boom and fly jib modes, including all possible ballast and track variants. Maximum safety is therefore “pre-programmed” here in the truest sense of the word.