Air Technical Industries, Mentor, Ohio, has announced the development of a new compact reversible boom crane (RBC) that includes a number of new features, including:
- A shorter base allows for operation in crowded industrial environments;
- Telescopic mast allows lifting and lowering the boom in a horizontal position without changing the angle of the boom;
- Triple-section telescopic boom allows for reaching deep into nooks and crannies and into, under or above hard-to-reach places;
- Mast rotation allows the boom to swing left and right beyond aisle ways, machines or obstacles;
- The boom lifts from the horizontal position up to a 15-degree angle for greater height;
- Telescopic outriggers keep the unit stabilized when the boom is rotated;
- The battery-operated unit runs smoothly, cleanly and quietly;
- The self propulsion has infinitely variable speed control from zero up to 4 miles per hour with smooth acceleration and deceleration;
- All crane functions are hydraulically operated, including the optional hydraulic winch cable lift that can reach far below floor levels into manholes, pits, basements or lower levels;
- Mobility is provided on durable polyurethane roller bearing mounted wheels for easy mobility and to protect the floor; and
- Units are available in capacities from 1,000 pounds up to 20,000 pounds with a maximum height of up to 20 feet.
The new version of the RBC adds great versatility for challenging industrial applications where items need to be lifted, transported and articulated in assembly or maintenance operations, according to the company.
Air Technical Industries notes that the RBC is especially useful in applications with low headroom or tight clearances. More information is available at www.airtechnical.com.