Pictures: Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler crane helps lift 100-meter-long, 510-tonne C3 splitter tower in Singapore
Crane service provider Tiong Woon configured its Demag CC 8800-1 with a boom booster, enabling the crane to carry out the demanding tandem lift together with a Demag CC 2800-1 at the Singapore Refinery Company propylene manufacturing plant.
Pictures: Wolffkran to present the Wolff 166 B US hydraulic luffing jib crane at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
After the introduction of Wolff luffing and saddle jib cranes with middle to high lift capacities for the US market, Wolffkran is now following suit with one of its smaller luffing jib cranes, the Wolff 166 B. The new crane is compliant to US electrical standards and all US requirements regarding structural components, naming it Wolff 166 B US.
The Kamaz-master race team won the gold and silver medals at the 2020 Dakar Rally, the 42nd edition of the race and the first to be held in Saudi Arabia. The race which started in Jeddah on 5 January and finished in Qiddiya on 17 January involved 12 stages of competition across 7,500 km, including 5,000 km of special stages, five of them longer than 450 km. With 17 wins the Kamaz-master holds the greatest number of wins in Dakar.
Austrian logistics service provider Lagermax is using the new Actros as an open car transporter. The Lagermax group of companies owns 55 branches in twelve European countries. The segment of the group with the highest turnover is the car transportation business and its related services. A surface area of around two million square metres is used by the company for the storage of new cars. The company's fleet comprises more than 500 trucks owned by the group, plus the vehicles owned and driven by contractors.
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is initially being offered as a panel van and a permissible gross mass of 3500 kilograms. Its maximum loading volume is 10.5 m3, the same as for the Sprinter with a combustion engine. As with the entry-level diesel engine, the electric drive in the eSprinter drives the front wheels with an output of 85 kW and a torque figure of up to 295 newton metres. A flexible payload and battery concept moreover allow adaptation to individual needs for practical use. The range with a utilisable battery capacity of 47 kWh (installed: 55 kWh) is 168 kilometres with a maximum load of 891 kilograms. The range has been determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC. The range is dependent on the vehicle configuration. The actual range is also dependent on the individual driving style, road and traffic conditions, the outside temperature, use of the air conditioning system/heating and may differ. A second battery option takes into account other priorities in the use parameters: the configuration with a utilisable capacity of 35 kWh (installed: 41 kWh) allows a range of 115 kilometres. In turn, the maximum load rises to 1045 kilograms. The integrated quick-charge function also ensures flexibility, which enables around 80% of the energy to be recharged within 30 minutes. The maximum speed can be configured to suit the task in hand: the maximum speed can be set at 80 km/h, 100 km/h or even as much as 120 km/h.
Since June 2019, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been supplying the new Actros with the MirrorCam as a standard feature. The MirrorCam consists of two cameras mounted on the left and right of the roof frame, two upright monitors mounted on the A-pillars in the driver's cab and control elements in the door module and in the secondary display. There are also buttons on the passenger side and by the bed to switch on the MirrorCam when the engine is switched off. The images transmitted by the cameras are transferred to the two 15.2-inch monitors with a resolution of 720 x 1920 pixels. Like the conventional mirror system, the monitor image is divided into a main and wide-angle field of vision.
Scania has launched a new generation of buses for city and suburban operations. Leading with the Scania Citywide battery electric bus, the range will encompass buses for all fuel variants with a comprehensive offer of alternative fuels in the market.
Alstom is demonstrating its ground-based static recharging system - SRS - for electric buses in Malaga, Spain. SRS for e-buses is based on Alstom’s SRS static recharge technology for trams, a proven solution already in operation in Nice, France. The conductive system enables the charging of on- board equipment automatically in a few minutes, on a bus line or within a depot.
The XC40 Recharge is Volvo's first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept. Over the next five years, Volvo Cars will launch a fully electric car every year, as it seeks to make all-electric cars 50 per cent of global sales by 2025, with the rest hybrids. Recharge will be the overarching name for all chargeable Volvos with a fully electric and plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Scheduled for launch starting in late 2020, initially in Japan, North America and Europe, the second-generation Mirai is much more than an eco-car, marking a new stage for FCEV technology. Improvements in fuel cell system performance and increased hydrogen storage capacity mean the new Mirai will target a thirty percent increase in driving range. The vehicle has also been totally redesigned based on Toyota's premium rear-wheel drive TNGA platform to combine greater agility and driving performance with a sleek and elegant exterior design.
The robots operate in synchronisation 24 hours a day; coordinate with 1,700 employees to make one car chassis every 68 seconds; and perform up to 16,000 welding spots every day. They have six axes and can swivel up to 720º, and some measure up to 6 metres high and can handle 700 kg of weight.
In just five years of production Lamborghini Huracán number 14,022 rolls off the assembly line, marking a production milestone for the V10 model of Lamborghini: the Gallardo, the previous Lamborghini V10 model, was produced in a total of 14,022 units over a production cycle of ten years (from 2003 to 2013). The V10 Huracán family, successor to the iconic Gallardo, made its world debut in 2014 with the coupé version, followed by the Spyder and the rear-wheel-drive versions: the Performante in 2017 and the Performante Spyder in 2018 proved their performance capabilities, holding several lap records. In 2019 the new Huracán EVO (coupe and Spyder) was introduced, featuring a next generation V10 engine and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.
Doosan Bobcat EMEA has opened its headquarters for the EMEA region, marking a further expansion in the Czech Republic. As part of its Dobříš campus, the newly erected building houses the company's management and other employees and complements the production plant and the training and innovation center.