■ Innovative crane girder design convinces the judging panel
■ Internationally acknowledged award
■ Sophisticated design makes the crane more precise, lighter and more durable
The Demag V-type crane has won the internationally renowned iF (International Forum) Design Award for its outstanding design. The award recognises the innovative construction of the V-type crane girder, which is based on bionic principles. In a similar way to bone structure, the design only uses material where it is necessary. Depending on requirements, the new girder design can be adapted with millimetre accuracy to the height of existing or planned buildings. This versatility facilitates simple implementation in existing production bays and greater freedom for planning new buildings.
The distinguished judging panel, comprising members from 20 countries, recognised the crane in the Industry/Skilled Trades’ category. “The award demonstrates that our new Demag V-type crane design truly represents a revolution in the market and that industrial cranes can also achieve new levels of design excellence”, explains Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes business line at Terex Material Handling. “At the same time, the optimised crane girder design makes it more precise, lighter and more durable than other universal cranes.”
Exhibition in Hamburg
As an award winner, the Demag V-type crane will be shown at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg’s HafenCity from 28 February to 7 June 2015. The award ceremony was held in Munich on 27 February.
iF International Forum Design GmbH has been recognising excellent design and outstanding design achievements with its iF Design Award for more than 60 years. Candidates have to meet strict criteria in order to win the renowned award. 2015 saw a total of some 5,000 submissions from 53 countries.
The Demag V-type crane features a V-shaped design that includes vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints. This construction reduces crane oscillation by 30 per cent, enabling loads to be positioned more quickly and precisely. The optimised use of material to meet specific load requirements also cuts the crane’s deadweight by an average of 17 per cent and doubles its service life to more than 500,000 changes of load. Terex Material Handling has patents pending for the new technologies incorporated in the Demag V-type crane.