Raimondi Cranes SpA has introduced the MRT234 flat-top tower crane. The company began shipping the cranes in September to fulfill pre-sales orders and is now offered for wider release.
The Raimondi MRT234 is the newest flat-top tower crane in the range with a maximum length jib of 70 meters and a maximum capacity of 12,000 kg, with four falls configuration. At the maximum radius, it can lift 2,250 kg in Ultralift mode. Eight different jib length configurations, from 70 to 28 meters, satisfy all needs in terms of specific jobsite configurations. The MRT234 may be equipped with two different hoisting winches: standard installed power of 45kW or the more powerful 55kW.
Crane operators will notice improvements in the MRT234’s performance and control. Raimondi has worked to increase the speeds of the slewing and trolley movements, both of which have been improved by approximately 30%. Smoothness of motion and heightening accuracy have also been enhanced, ultimately increasing productivity and reducing margin of error.
“Raimondi’s newest product is heavily geared toward user experience,” said Domenico Ciano, technical director for Raimondi Cranes. “These UI/UX centric features pioneered by Silicon Valley’s technology companies, [and] when applied to heavy lifting machinery, they result in a high-performance product that boasts extreme operator ease onsite.”
Raimondi’s R&D team worked with various suppliers for four months to build the MRT234 prototype, which was erected in August 2017 at its headquarters in Italy. “The final stage of testing took three months, including preassembly of the crane, evaluating many different types of configurations and all of the model’s structural tests,” Ciano said. He added that the testing phase allowed for various performance measurement assessments and observation of these metrics at work.