Linden Comansa has introduced the new CUBE tower crane cab. With a modern design, the cab is built to enhance productivity and add comfort to the operator.
The front, sides, and floor of the cab are glass, providing proper the operator with visibility to the site and the working area. On luffing jib cranes, the roof of the cab is also glass. Tinted glass is used to keep out excess light. Sun blinds are available for the front and side windows, and for the roof window of the luffing jib cranes.
The cube-shaped design of the tower crane cab with flat glass panes not only looks good, but it also improves operator ergonomics through the seat position, which enhances posture, and optimal access to the digital indicators and the multi-function touchscreen. There is even room to comfortably fit a second person in the largest cab.
The radio system has a hands-free, Bluetooth option to talk on a mobile phone and listen through the cab’s speakers, and the cab is equipped with USB to listen to music for charge batteries.
Other features include the user-friendly multi-function touch screen, which emits warning lights/sounds about the state of the machine and allows the operator to:
- Turn on, program, and control the intensity of the interior lighting;
- Turn on the exterior lighting to light up the platform;
- Control and program the lighting of the jib and the tower (optional);
- Control the temperature and program the heating;
- Control the windscreen wipers, with adjustable speeds; and
- View video images (optional camera).
Storage in the tower crane cab include shelves, a tab to hang a walkie-talkie, space for a small electrical appliance, such as an electric coffee machine or a microwave (the latter only in the XL cab), a larger electric cabinet for ease of access and to facilitate maintenance work, hangers, and a wardrobe for clothing or harnesses, with special shelves for footwear (only in the XL). Removable footrest grid allows for ease of cleaning of it and the floor window.
Linden Comansa’s cranes are operated across the world, so the design of the tower crane cab has taken into account extreme thermal requirements, both hot and cold. Facilitating maintenance was also one of the goals during the design of this work space. As a result, the window panes are easy to replace when necessary, and they can be bought anywhere in the world as they do not require a mould, unlike curved window panes.
The new cab will be available in two sizes, L and XL, and it comes as standard with most Linden Comansa cranes. The smaller range, including the 11LC132 and 11LC90 models and the models from the LC500 range, will continue to use the current cab.
Many of the improvements introduced in the CUBE cab came from suggestions made by clients and distributors over the years. The joint efforts of the engineering team, suppliers, and the BigD design studio of Pamplona, Spain, have made it possible to incorporate them into the final design, after two years of work.
The XL CUBE cab will start being shipped in October 2017, while the L size will be shipped from November.