The international OPTIMUM project led by Demag Cranes & Components and funded in Germany by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has received the “Exceptional ITEA Award of Excellence”. The research project has been recognized in all three award categories. The jury acknowledged its decision for the OPTIMUM Project’s high level of innovation, its significant impact on the markets in the fields of “Material Handling” and “Smart Manufacturing” and for its great achievements in standardization.
Demag Cranes & Components will provide automation of the incoming goods area and the operation to serve production areas used to process raw materials at the new plant operated by Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co KG. The world leader in the manufacture of scaffolding systems is planning to build a new production line in Güglingen-Cleebronn in the south-west of Germany and awarded a contract to Demag to design and implement the corresponding automated crane and materials handling system, as well as the required safety equipment.
Wetter, Germany, 24 March 2022. The Demag DRS range has gained a reputation as a reliable wheel block system – not only in cranes – offering a long service life in tens of thousands of applications all over the world. The expectations are correspondingly high for its DRS-M successor, which Demag is now launching. Among other benefits, the new wheel blocks feature a rugged, modular design and versatile connection possibilities on five sides. Also new is optional mechanical wear measurement of the wheel.
Demag Cranes & Components has received an order for the supply of 14 process cranes from the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems shipyard to be installed in new production facilities in Kiel, Germany. This is a true milestone project for Marine Systems since it intends to develop the site into an international centre of excellence for building submarines.
Demag chain hoist with balancer function
Demag is expanding the DCBS chain hoist series with a balancer function that it introduced last year. This series makes intuitive load control possible directly on the load without the need to use the control handle. Until now, the DCBS has enabled users to handle loads weighing up to 160 kg easily and safely. The range is now being expanded to a load capacity of 250 kg, resulting in a wider range of applications for the innovative DCBS system.
Paper manufacturer Norske Skog has awarded a contract to Demag to design and implement a fully automatic paper roll store at its location in Golbey, France, as part of its ongoing conversion project at the Golbey site to production of 550 000 tonnes of recycled containerboard. The most cost-effective solution for this challenge is for these handling volumes to be tackled with four automatic cranes, each of which will have two hoists that can operate independently of each other to ensure fast and flexible finished goods handling in a compact space, even when working through peak workloads.
A process crane with a record span of 106 metres will be used for assembly of the new Airbus A321XLR long-range jet in Hamburg-Finkenwerder in future. The crane is designed and built by Demag.
The Demag SafeControl system allows a new level of flexibility in crane control. It creates the conditions for two universal cranes (and up to four trolleys) to be operated with a single radio control system. This enables convenient, ergonomic and safe tandem control in various operating modes.
Precise, fast, long service life – the Demag V-type crane revolutionises load handling. Its innovative design featuring tapered diaphragm joints reduces oscillation frequency by 30%, cuts its weight by an average of 17% and doubles its service life to as many as 500,000 changes of load. Our new girder design offers significantly improved efficiency for handling loads and higher handling rates than conventional box-section girders.
Efficiency is decisive in the automotive sector. That not only applies to the cars, but production processes must also run smoothly. For decades, Demag has supplied many sectors with cranes for safe, reliable and optimised process sequences.
Car production starts in the press plant. Wherever tools weighing several tons need to be automatically transported for optimised tooling times, Demag can supply customised cranes equipped with tool grippers.
Tasks can include:
The Demag warehouse management system (WMS) with interfaces to ERP and press control systems provides for optimised travel motions and allows for any obstacle contours. Supported by a camera-based active load control system incl. twist and sway compensation, the crane can also transport the tools to their destination without any sway.
Processes in special industries are highly dependent on the raw materials to be handled. Intralogistics tailored to match specific needs are decisive. Demag cranes are versatile and can be adapted to match the properties of the relevant materials to ensure optimum handling.
Straw needs to be transported and stored for various purposes in many processes. It is often used as an efficient source of energy in biomass power plants. Double-girder process cranes with versatile smart gripper units in connection with position measuring systems to achieve high positioning accuracy have proven themselves in these applications. The system can be controlled by a warehouse management system (WMS) with an interface to the customer’s ERP system. Straw is fed to the furnaces on the basis of moisture levels in biomass power plants. Sensors that utilise microwaves are used to measure the moisture levels of the straw bales.
Process cranes also play an important role in wood processing operations. Handling high density fibreboard panels (abbreviated as HDF panels), which are mostly transported in stacks, is just one of many applications. Here, electric motor-powered grabs on Demag double-girder overhead travelling cranes provide for convenient handling. When they are permanently reeved with the hoist unit via four rope attachment points, this is not only very safe and reliable, but also enable a high level of efficiency.
The key to higher handling rates: revolutionary product design.
Precise, fast, long service life – the Demag V-type crane revolutionises load handling. Its innovative design featuring tapered diaphragm joints improves oscillation characteristic by 30%, cuts its weight by an average of 17% and doubles its service life to as many as 500,000 changes of load. Our new girder design offers significantly improved efficiency for handling loads and higher handling rates than conventional box-section girders.
Overhead handling – for loads weighing up to 16 tonnes
Our EKDE suspension cranes are mainly characterised by high torsional rigidity thanks to their welded box-section design. The cranes run on tracks that are simply attached to the existing roof structure – columns to support the crane runway are not needed. This design saves time and money. And it saves space, leaving your entire workshop area available for production. Further benefits?
ZPKE double-girder overhead travelling cranes are the cost-effective entry-level models for Demag indoor cranes. ZPKE profile-section girders impress by virtue of their high degree of efficiency and offer an alternative to box-section girders – especially for small spans. The lifting height is high however – because the load hook can be raised between the two crane girders. The use of rolled steel sections as crane girders and specially developed rope hoist trolleys create an economically attractive overall package for double-girder overhead travelling cranes.Further strengths of ZPKE
Compact, robust, high performance
Our MPW (Multi Purpose Winch) open winch crabs are as variable as the needs that they have to meet. Individually configured from reliable system components, they also satisfy the most demanding quality requirements. Their variable configuration makes it possible to implement the most efficient technical solution for your application. Further benefits of MPW open winch units:
Demag HCW open winch units feature an extremely compact design. Thanks to their outstanding combination of size and lifting capacity, they can be used to create a full range of solutions for power stations, shipyards and heavy mechanical engineering applications. The load on the crane superstructure can be significantly reduced due to the low hoist unit deadweight.
HCW hoist units are equipped with wear-resistant components and offer good accessibility for service and maintenance. They can also be used to modernise existing crane installations where little space is available. HCW open winch units can be configured to meet individual needs thanks to their modular system design. Fast, safe and reliable – thanks to clearly defined interfaces. And without the need for any additional design or development work.
Intuitive control. Precise positioning. Demag chain hoist with balancer function
Higher availability for greater efficiency
Intuitive load handling has never been so easy and, at the same time, efficient: Based on our DC range, DCBS chain hoists include a balancer function that allows loads be guided and precisely positioned with ease. DCBS units are available in two sizes with load capacities up to 160 kg. They are compatible with our comprehensive Demag KBK light cranesystem. DCBS units can easily travel on KBK profile section rails: on single-girder suspension cranes, suspension monorail systems or on slewing jib cranes.
Our DCMS-Pro Manulift combines fast and reliable load handling with variable speed control and operation with only one hand. It is based on the lifting unit of our DCS-Pro chain hoist and our DSM-CS control unit. The wide range of performance offered by the DCMS-Pro:
Demag drives make the right moves – with perfectly matching components for an efficient overall system
With our components for battery-powered transfer carriages, we can offer you a self-sufficient solution in which the charging and power unit is already integrated on board. All Demag drive components can be used with their full performance features for battery-powered systems.
Extend the range of your travel applications, e.g.
Our end carriages are compact, rail-mounted travel units for direct connection to crane girders and other load-bearing structures. The end carriages consist of a torsionally rigid box section, our wheel blocks and one of our geared motors. They offer excellent travel characteristics – also for high loads
Minimum force transmitted
to the crane runway and building structure by travel units that are specially designed for crane applications:
Demag DFW II end carriages are compact rail-mounted travel units with variable options for connection to crane girders and other load-bearing structures. The end carriages consist of a torsionally rigid box-section profile, Demag DRS wheel blocks, and Demag geared motors. DFW II end carriages can be used for all single-girder and double-girder overhead travelling cranes. To meet your specific needs, our two-wheel and four-wheel end carriages can be combined with Demag drives to offer the performance you need to achieve travel speeds up to 40 m/min (380–400 V) or 48 m/min (480 V). New connection possibilities can increase the wheel base and offer more solutions for your needs.
Our high-quality two-stage pole-changing motors not only deliver enough power, but also provide your crane with outstanding travel characteristics – also with heavy loads. The resulting precision when driving the crane is characterized by powerful starting and perfectly accurate stops. More efficiency for your material handling.
A broad variety of options complement the end carriage: derailment catches, storm protection, rain covers, buffer extensions and rail sweeps all ensure that the crane will continue to work and can also extend its service life.
Using our components, we have developed a unique range of products for
cranes and machinery – always tailored to meet the specific needs of our
customers. Every single component reflects our many years of experience: as
a proven module for crane installations, machinery and equipment and as a
We also offer the optimum solution for your most demanding applications. Regardless of whether you need radio controls or control units that always ensure excellent performance, or power supply lines that guarantee a high level of safety and reliability. And our wide range of load handling attachments provides the right solutions for your load handling needs.
See all the performance details and benefits on the product pages.
With Demag StatusControl, you can have full control over your equipment anytime, anywhere. Our smart remote monitoring system provides you with current operating data and evaluations of your cranes and hoists: risks of downtime, utilisation, usage and service life. And that simply, reliably and at a glance. You can always rely on smooth, safe and reliable operation and optimise the productivity of your equipment to meet your specific needs.
Demag StatusControl collects data from the control and diagnostic systems of cranes and hoists to provide you with relevant, up-to-date status and operating data as well as information. This information is transmitted in real time via LTE mobile communication (VPN tunnel) to a data cloud and from there to our customer portal. In addition, the remote monitoring system uses the world’s largest database and unique Demag expertise in crane systems to generate automatic analyses and evaluations.
Compact and ergonomic: DSC-3, DSC-5 and DSC-7 control pendants for operation of chain hoists
With the DSC-3, DSC-5 or DSC-7 control pendants, users literally have hands-on control of Demag DC chain hoists. DSC-5 is much more compact than previous control pendants designed for controlling two motion axes (lifting and cross travel). DSC5 and DSC7 control pendants fit well in the user’s hand and allows both left and right-handed operators to control the hoist safely, reliably and intuitively, both with and without gloves. Single-handed control also makes it possible for the operator to manipulate the load with a free hand at the same time.