The Liebherr Group has introduced a new line of mobile harbour cranes (LHM) with improved technical developments to provide more sustainable and automotive handling solutions.
LHM products have been upgraded to integrate the “Master V” crane control system, which – together with an even more efficient software architecture – builds up more digital, networked, and smarter cranes.
The position of the outrigger system in the new cranes is now monitored by sensors and thus part of the internal data processing. One practical advantage is the variable use of digital IP cameras for better monitoring of the crane interior as well as the external crane environment, said the company.
The new crane control is supplied by an independent power circuit, allowing for continuous monitoring by cameras and protection without the crane ignition being activated.
The new LHM crane series is further characterised by an advanced Pactronic hybrid system and an ergonomically improved operator’s cab.
The Liebherr Pactronic 2.0 hybrid system is powered by an accumulator for energy storage and offers the operator a choice of two operating modes, boost and green mode.
While in boost mode, the Pactronic 2.0 acts as a power amplifier providing increased lifting speed increased for reduced cargo-handling times. Green mode is designed to save fuel or power consumption and to reduce CO2 emissions.
The Liebherr Group has achieved a turnover of €11.64 billion ($12.8 billion), registering an overall increase of 12.6 per cent. The result is very close to the company’s previous record year of €11.75 billion ($12.9 billion) in 2019.
As the economy slowly recovers from a difficult financial year, Liebherr has grown in 11 of its 13 segments and in almost all the sales regions despite the disruption in procuring materials across manufacturing companies.