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Crane gives energy a lift

12 December 2012

Demag Cranes & Components has installed a specialist crane system at Enviropower's energy from waste plant in Lancing,West Sussex. The £12.5m facility processes biomass, typically timber and cardboard waste, for the gen

Demag Cranes & Components has installed a specialist crane system at Enviropower's energy from waste plant in Lancing,West Sussex. The £12.5m facility processes biomass, typically timber and cardboard waste, for the generation of electricity.

Demag installed a 10t SWL, 13.25m span, double girder grabbing crane.Mounted on the crane is a wire rope hoist with a 10m3 bucket grab on a 12.4m hook path. The system has cross travel speeds of 3-30m/min, long travel speeds of 4-70m/min and hoisting speeds of 1-16m/min.

The crane system is fully automated to permit 24hr unmanned, uninterrupted operation, with radio remote control also available for manual operation. The 'intelligent' system is programmed to lift biomass from the highest pile of material in the fuel store and deposit it into two input feeds, when sensors indicate that the combustors require replenishment.
 
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