Terex MHPS (UK) Ltd

Beaumont Rd
Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 1QZ
United Kingdom

Company Summary

Terex MHPS (UK) Ltd is the UK subsidiary of one of the worlds leading manufacturers of crane technology with Demag industrial cranes and crane components.   Our core competence lies in the development, design and production of technically sophisticated cranes, hoists and components and the provision of sales support and services for these products. Manufacturing at 19 locations on five continents enables us to reach our customers thanks to a presence in more than 60 countries.   Understanding the customer's processes, speaking the customer's language and finding the best solutions together, is the commitment resulting from a company history dating back more than 190 years.
Key phrases: Crane Spares Service
Key phrases: Cranes & Hoists
Key phrases: Lifting Handling Equipment

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    Private Limited

  • Type of company

    Head Office - Distribution Center - Factory - Registered Office - Sales Office - Service Depot - Warehouse

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    GB 536 4524 43

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    +44 1295 226106

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  • Demag 


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Area : Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central/East Europe, Western Europe, North America, Central America, South America


Wireless Crane Operation with Demag Infrared Control

20 July 2016

Terex Material Handling’s new generation of Demag DIR infrared (IR) remote controls provides crane operators with a viable alternative to conventional radio controls. The Demag DIR range incorporates a variety of innovative features for the reliable and efficient control of material handling systems. One of the principal advantages of the Demag DIR system over radio controllers is the considerably shorter range, of some 40 metres between the transmitter and sensor(s), which is of benefit when the operator wants to limit the distance at which the crane can be controlled, for safety reasons. This specifically limited range ensures that operators are always in close proximity to the equipment, providing a clear view of the lifting and moving process. There is no risk that the IR control system will be influenced or impaired by radio systems and the IR offers no potential for interference with other radio controls. The Demag DIR’s rugged hand held transmitter housing is based on the design used for Demag radio controls, meaning that users will be familiar with the controller layout and can use the same keypad concept for both transmission methods. DIR hand held transmitters are offered in two sizes for two stage control, with six buttons (DIR 6) and ten buttons (DIR 10) for the control of two or three motion axes, respectively. Like Demag radio control systems, up to ten crane systems may be controlled simultaneously in an enclosed area. For multiple controller operation, switchover between transmitters is monitored to ensure that the control systems are clearly assigned to specific cranes. The high contrast bi-colour display provides a clear overview of the device and warning information, which affords the highest level of safety. The integrated vibration alarm and stop function conform to Category 3, Performance Level ‘d’ to the relevant standard EN 13849-1. Convenient and simple crane control is assured at short distances, of up to 15 metres, as the rays from the high performance infrared LEDs are reflected by the surrounding structure, eliminating the need for the transmitter to be pointed directly at the sensor. High performance rechargeable batteries ensure operating times of up to 30 hours with one charge. The unit can be conveniently charged on an optional inductive charging station. In addition to providing reliable wireless control of industrial cranes, the Demag DIR may also be used to control suspension monorails, transfer carriages and other materials handling equipment.

Demag Crane System for Packaging Board Manufacturer

20 July 2016

Terex Material handling has installed a Demag double girder overhead travelling process crane at Iggesund Paperboard (Workington) Ltd’s production facility in Cumbria. Part of the Swedish Holmen Group, Iggesund manufactures, high quality folding box board products, which are used for the premium packaging and graphics markets.   The crane installation was part of an investment in new and upgraded board production facilities, to increase output by 20,000 tonnes per year. The crane was required due to the increased size and weight of the rolls in the new equipment.   The Iggesund production line operates 24 hours a day for 365 days per year, with a reel of board coming off the production line every 30 minutes, meaning that maximum availability and reliability of the material handling system is fundamental to the efficiency of the plant. To meet the specific requirements of Iggesund’s production processes, Demag engineers designed a complex reel handing crane, with a range of application focused features.   The solution was a 60 t SWL, 20.4 m span crane equipped with multiple hoists. These consisted of two outer 35 t SWL open winch crabs and a central 60 t open winch crab. A 52 t SWL power slew lifting beam was also part of the installation and is suspended from either the central hoist or the two outer hoists. The slewing beam is required to lift reels of paperboard and can be lifted by either the 2 x 35t hoists or the 60t hoist. This gives operational flexibility and back-up lifting capacity in the event of a hoist failure. In addition, each crab is also fitted with an auxiliary Demag wire rope hoist, rated at 5 t SWL, for faster maintenance functions.   The Demag crane is capable of travelling along the full 257 m of the paperboard production line, facilitating a wide range of operational and maintenance functions, but its primary role is the unloading of full reels from the board manufacturing line.   To accommodate the requirement for smooth movement of loads and precision positioning accuracy, the crane features frequency inverters. It has cross travel speeds of 5 to 15 m/min, long travel speeds of 5 to 40 m/min and hoisting speeds of 0.5 to 5.5 m/min, for loads greater than 30 t, or 0.5 to 8.4 m/min for loads of less than 25 t, providing fast and efficient load handling. The crane system is operated by radio remote control or mobile pendant.   Iggesund’s manufacturing programme dictated that Demag technicians needed to complete the installation of the crane without interruption to the production process. This necessitated detailed planning and project coordination, including the removal of sections of the machine hall roof and wall, to allow the crane girders to be lifted into place.   Iggesund’s Projects Engineer, Michael Brew, stated: “Demag’s engineers appreciated the specific requirements of our production processes and came up with a multi-functional material handling system, designed to provide maximum operational availability. In the face of stiff competition, they have delivered the best engineered solution for our processes, with a range of innovative features, which have helped us increase efficiency and productivity.“

New range of modular Demag rope hoists

16 November 2015

Terex Material Handling has launched a new range of rope hoists based on a single design technology. The DMR range is of a modular design and is available with a broad range of complementary components, allowing multiple configurations to meet a wide variety of customer specific applications. This inherent flexibility allows DMR rope hoists to be manufactured to compact C-design or co-axial design.   The DMR range includes five models with SWLs from 1 to 50 tonnes. They are suitable for conventional cranes and crabs, as well as for stationary applications in the mechanical and plant engineering sectors where lifting, towing, travelling, holding or positioning tasks are required.   DMR modular rope hoists are available as foot mounted hoists, low and standard headroom travelling hoists and double rail crabs to meet specific customer needs. A choice of electrical equipment is available, including the smart Demag SafeControl system, conventional contactor controls or customers’ own control systems. The smart SafeControl system provides a high level of operating safety and reliability, fulfilling requirements for efficient production processes. SafeControl enables many technical features, from by-pass control to tandem operation and load dependent speeds, to be implemented with ease.   The hoist and cross travel drives have two stage or variable speeds, as required. DMR offers a flexible choice of accessories, including cross travel limit switches and current collectors, which may be easily and precisely fitted to the housing in various positions. They may also be adapted when a hoist unit or crab is installed.   The low headroom travelling hoist may be easily converted by the addition of a two wheel “DualDrive” to increase traction for outdoor applications, for example. With this arrangement, the cross travel motor simultaneously drives two wheels via a belt. A predefined mounting position also facilitates the simple installation of a second travel drive “DualDrive Plus”.   The DMR rope hoists satisfy the usual FEM 2m market standard as a minimum requirement and are rated for IP55 protection. The hoist units may be operated via the new D3 generation radio control system or with wire connected controls. Individual parameters, from basic design to the choice of control system, may be selected with a menu driven, online configuration tool. The result is a DMR modular rope hoist that is tailored to meet specific application requirements.   Dr. Thomas Bönker, Senior Director of the Components’ Business Line at Terex Material Handling, explained:   “The Demag DMR modular rope hoist makes it easier to select the most suitable hoist unit. Until now, hoist selection depended on the comparison of various options to find the right product for the given requirements. The DMR range offers solutions for all requirements with one basic technology. This means that operators have maximum freedom in the choice of design, control system, drive method and control concept.”    

New Demag V-type double girder crane

16 November 2015

Following the launch of the innovative Demag V-type single girder crane, Terex Material Handling has extended the range to include V-type double girder overhead travelling models. V-type double girder cranes are available with load capacities of up to 50 tonnes and are offered with spans of up to 35 m as standard, with longer girder lengths available upon request.   Lower weight A significant feature of the V-type crane is the reduced weight of the crane girder compared with cranes manufactured in box section girders. This facilitates the accommodation of a rope hoist that has a higher load capacity for the movement of heavier unit loads. The reduced crane deadweight produces less wheel pressure, minimising the forces transmitted to the crane runways and existing building structures. Consequently, the new Demag V-type crane provides architects with greater freedom in planning new factory buildings.   Precise positioning of sensitive goods Another advantage over conventional box section girder design is that the V-type’s mechanically connected girders are inherently more rigid, enabling faster material handling and the ability to transport and position sensitive loads gently and accurately.   Easily adapted to existing building structures The V-type double-girder crane is offered in four different designs, with the side connection of the end carriages to the girder a common feature to all models. The different types are distinguished by the shape of the girder ends and their vertical connection position, ensuring that the crane design may be best adapted to the existing building. For new structures, the space between the crane and building roof may be reduced for construction cost savings and lower maintenance expenses. In existing buildings with sufficient headroom, the height of the V-type girder may be increased to further reduce crane deadweight. This feature provides benefits for applications where the load bearing capacity of the building is an issue.   Precise crab runways and torsion-free crane girders The Demag V-type double girder crane offers improved precision for its crab runway. By placing the crab rail in the middle of the V-type crane girder, the distribution of forces is balanced and the crane girder remains free of any torsion. The V-type design, with vertical struts, means that the load dependent forces exerted by the rope hoist crab are transferred vertically to the girders, resulting in minimised wear on the crab rail and crab trolley system. This ensures that the track gauge of the crab runway is maintained precisely.   More light for improved workplace safety The V-type double girder design allows much more light to pass through it than traditional solid crane girders. This improves line of sight within the building and creates a brighter and more pleasing workplace for a safer working environment.   Andreas Hambrock, Senior Director of the Universal and Modular Cranes’ Business Line at Terex Material Handling, stated: “Following the positive response from the market for our V-type single girder crane, we have taken the next logical step with the introduction of the double girder design.”  

New Demag crane radio control system with mini joysticks

16 November 2015

Terex Material Handling has added new models to its range of D3 generation new radio controls. The compact DRC-MJ hand held transmitter facilitates ergonomic joystick control of crane systems using just one hand. Previously, operators had a choice of two systems for the radio control of cranes; either a compact unit with pushbuttons or a large control unit with joysticks. The Demag DRC-MJ controller combines the convenience of joystick control of all motions with the ergonomics of a compact hand held unit. The housing of the new control unit is based on the proven design of the Demag DRC DC hand held transmitter. The impact resistant housing material has a smooth surface and is resilient to mechanical loads. Rubber coated end caps ensure durability, making it suitable for operation in arduous environments. The batteries may be used for uninterrupted operation for up to five days without recharging.   Control of crane and travel functions by mini joystick The innovative design replaces the conventional keypad panel of a compact controller with two integrated mini joysticks and four buttons. The lifting and lowering motions of a rope hoist may be controlled accurately using the top joystick. The lower joystick may be used for the variable control of two motion axes, such as two crane and travel functions. Simultaneous motions, including diagonal long and cross travel motions, may be conveniently controlled with just one hand, speeding up the material handling process. The lifting and travel motions may be limited, at the press of a button, to 30, 50 or 70% of the maximum speed for each motion axis. When the speed limit function is activated, the maximum deflection of the mini joysticks is used for the reduced maximum speed. This results in a  ‘zoom’ function, which enables very fine control of slow speeds for optimum positioning accuracy. A distinct and illuminated bi-colour display shows the weight of the load. A vibration alarm indicates an overload and other status messages, relevant for safety and service purposes, may also be provided. Four user friendly buttons complete the control concept of the DRC-MJ units.   Up to three radio control units per crane For all Demag D3 radio control systems, the operator can pair each crane with up to three transmitters of various types; conventional pushbutton transmitters, classic joystick transmitters or mini joystick transmitters, with the ability to switch from one to another at the press of a button. This enables control of the crane to be transferred from one worker to another for greater efficiency of material flow. The new D3 generation of radio controls is equipped with state-of-the-art radio transmission functions, including frequency hopping and “listen before talk”. These features ensure radio transmission which is highly resistant to interference and compatible with other radio applications, even under arduous conditions. Up to 40 DRC radio systems can be operated in close proximity to each other. Dr. Thomas Bönker, Senior Director of the Components’ Business Line at Terex Material Handling states: “With our new DRC-MJ hand-held transmitter, we meet the demands of younger workers, who have grown up with modern control systems, such as joysticks and thumbwheels. The control concept will also be welcomed by older workers, as it facilitates ergonomic control of simultaneous travel motions with just one hand.”

Terex offers Latchways' fall protection systems

25 August 2015

Terex Material Handling is an authorised specifier, supplier and installer of Latchways’ comprehensive range of fall protection and working at height products. The company is offering the safety systems alongside its extensive range of Demag lifting equipment for new crane installations, retrofits and refurbishments. Terex Material Handling will also supply and fit the fall protection systems to the cranes of other original equipment manufacturers. Latchways manufactures a comprehensive range of safety equipment, including the innovative ManSafe® fall protection system for working at height. ManSafe® affords operators unfettered movement and continuous, hands free security whilst working at height. The operator’s safety harness is secured to the ManSafe® line via a high integrity lanyard and a ‘transfastener’ mobile anchor point, providing comfort and mobility for the operator. The ManSafe® line is manufactured in 1 x 19, 8mm diameter stainless steel cable, which has low stretch properties and a breaking strain of over 45 kN. The line is permanently anchored to the crane girder at regular intervals, with the system cable tensioned to 5 kN, to prevent cable sag and possible whiplash in the event of a fall. The ManSafe® in-line constant energy absorber ensures that the maximum load on the worker and the end anchor does not exceed 18 kN in the event of a fall. The system is tested in accordance with EN 795:2012 and CEN TS 61415. ManSafe® may be configured in single spans of up to 60 m or as a multi-span system. Typically, the fall protection system will accommodate up to three operators at the same time. Alternatively, custom systems may be configured for simultaneous use by up to ten operators. Technicians from Terex Material Handling’s Demag Services’ Department have undergone extensive product familiarisation and training on Latchways’ products and are fully qualified to specify and install fall protection systems. Demag technicians are also well placed to provide instruction on the safe operation of the ManSafe® system to end users. Terex Material Handling’s Services Director, Gordon Baird, stated: “Latchways’ fall protection products are a good fit with our lifting equipment. We are now well placed to act as a single source for customers seeking material handling products and services, together with associated working at height safety systems.” He added: “Falls from height are the biggest single cause of death in the workplace and one of the biggest causes of serious industrial injury. Employers have a duty of care under the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and Latchways’ fall protection systems represent the best means of providing a safer environment for those operators who are required to work at height.”  

Demag V-type crane triumphs in Red Dot Awards

23 April 2015

The Demag V-type crane has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, which is a major worldwide award scheme for product innovation. The international judging panel, comprising designers, design professors and trade journalists from 25 nations, made the award in the machinery product category, in recognition of the innovative crane girder design. The Red Dot accolade follows on from the success of the patent pending  V-type crane design at the prestigious iF Design Award at the beginning of February. Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes business line of Terex Material Handling, stated: “We are proud that the Demag V-type crane has now impressed two international judging panels. With its dynamic and translucent V-profile, our unique crane girder fulfils all the requirements of high class design.” In total, around 5,000 products from 56 countries were submitted for the Red Dot Award: Product Design, in this its 60th year. As the winning product, the Demag V-type crane will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 at a special exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, and will be part of the museum’s permanent exhibition in the following months. The new Demag crane design is characterised by its V-shaped structure, comprising vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints, to create a honeycomb structure, using material only where it is needed. The V-type crane also offers significant technical advantages compared with conventional closed box-section girder or I-beam girder cranes. Its innovative architecture reduces the vibration frequency by 30%, lowers the weight by an average of 17% and doubles the lifetime to over 500,000 load changes. As a result, the V-type girder concept offers significantly greater efficiency in load transport and higher handling rates.

Terex Cements Relationship with CEMEX

18 March 2015

  ■      Fully automated crane system boosts productivity ■      Controls housed in a air conditioned cabin ■   State-of-the-art PLC operation   Terex Material Handling’s Demag Service team has completed a major refurbishment and upgrade of a Demag crane system at the CEMEX cement production facility in Rugby. The plant is CEMEX’s largest UK operation, working 24/7 and outputting over 5,000 t of cement per day. The 28 m span, 18 t SWL Demag double girder, overhead travelling crane, equipped with a 6 t capacity bucket, is situated in the plant’s natural gypsum, synthetic gypsum and limestone store. Some 30 lorries per day deliver raw material, tipping it into reception pits. The crane moves material from the reception pits to the appropriate storage bays, before further transfer to the hoppers, which feed the plant’s mills via conveyors. CEMEX’s Operations & Technology team recognised that heat and dust in the arduous working environment had been causing system faults. In addition, some of the crane system’s components, including the Siemens S5 PLC, were no longer supported by manufacturers. To guard against the risk of critical crane system downtime, which may impact upon production efficiency, CEMEX engineers and Demag service technicians worked together closely to engineer a solution to provide improved performance and increased capacity. The Demag crane’s existing controller was updated with a state-of-the-art Siemens’ S7 PLC, facilitating fully automatic control via an interface with the CEMEX master control room. The refurbishment programme also transferred the control systems to a bespoke 8 x 2 m cabin, which had been prefabricated in Germany and delivered to site as a plug-and-go package. The air conditioned cabin has an air seal, minimising the ingress of dust, to protect against damage to the control equipment. The cabin, which is located near the roof of the store also improves safety as technicians are no longer required to operate the system from the crane bridge. Variable speed drives were also fitted to the Demag crane for smoother travel, reducing bucket sway and minimising the possibility of collision damage to the store’s walls. The variable speed drives also provide greater positioning accuracy when depositing raw material in the store bays. The crane system’s cross and long travel speeds were increased to improve productivity and accommodate the additional volumes of gypsum and limestone delivered to the plant. Terex also replaced and updated cross and long travel festooned cables, as part of the upgrade. CEMEX’s Project Team Electrical Co-ordinator, Robin Page, reported that the Demag Service team had delivered a well engineered solution to meet the specific requirements of the refurbishment, improving performance to meet sustained growth. “The automation and upgrade of the Demag crane system has enhanced our efficiency and production capacity, speeding up the handling of gypsum and limestone. Previously, we often incurred waiting time charges from hauliers, when the material handling system couldn’t keep pace with deliveries, but these have now been eliminated.”   About Terex Material Handling Terex MHPS GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of crane technology with Demag industrial cranes and crane components. The core competence of the Terex Material Handling business group lies in the development, design and production of technically sophisticated cranes, hoists and components and the provision of sales support and services for these products. Terex Material Handling manufactures at 19 locations on five continents and reaches its customers thanks to its presence in more than 60 countries. About Terex Corporation Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer engaged in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. A core activity of Terex Corporation is the provision of reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, shipping, transportation, quarrying, mining, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex Financial Services offers a wide range of products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment. Please visit our websites at www.demagcranes.com and www.terex.com for further information.

Demag V-type crane wins iF Design Award

03 March 2015

■  Innovative crane girder design convinces the judging panel
■  Internationally acknowledged award

■  Sophisticated design makes the crane more precise, lighter and more durable

The Demag V-type crane has won the internationally renowned iF (international Forum) Design Award for its outstanding design. The award recognises the innovative construction of the V-type crane girder, which is based on bionic principles. In a similar way to bone structure, the design only uses material where it is necessary. Depending on requirements, the new girder design can be adapted with millimetre accuracy to the height of existing or planned buildings. This versatility facilitates simple implementation in existing production bays and greater freedom for planning new buildings. The distinguished judging panel, comprising members from 20 countries, recognised the crane in the Industry/Skilled Trades’ category. “The award demonstrates that our new Demag V-type crane design truly represents a revolution in the market and that industrial cranes can also achieve new levels of design excellence”, explains Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes business line at Terex Material Handling. “At the same time, the optimised crane girder design makes it more precise, lighter and more durable than other universal cranes.” As an award winner, the Demag V-type crane will be shown at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg’s HafenCity from 28 February to 7 June 2015. The award ceremony was held in Munich on 27 February. iF International Forum Design GmbH has been recognising excellent design and outstanding design achievements with its iF Design Award for more than 60 years. Candidates have to meet strict criteria in order to win the renowned award. 2015 saw a total of some 5,000 submissions from 53 countries. The Demag V-type crane features a V-shaped design that includes vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints. This construction reduces crane oscillation by 30 per cent, enabling loads to be positioned more quickly and precisely. The optimised use of material to meet specific load requirements also cuts the crane’s deadweight by an average of 17 per cent and doubles its service life to more than 500,000 changes of load. Terex Material Handling has patents pending for the new technologies incorporated in the Demag V-type crane.

Demag V-type – a new generation of industrial cranes

20 October 2014

Terex Material Handling has launched the new generation Demag V-type crane, which sets new standards in the industry. The V-type design uses less material, helping to reduce the depletion of raw materials. V-type girders weigh, on average, 17% less than comparable box-section profile girders. This reduced crane deadweight produces less wheel pressure, minimising the forces transmitted to the existing building structure and increasing the maximum load capacity. Consequently, the new Demag V-type crane provides architects with greater freedom in planning new factory buildings. The design is also suitable for companies, who wish to employ additional lifting equipment in existing assembly and production bays. The patent pending design, which features diaphragm joints, also cuts oscillation of the crane girder by up to 30%. The reduced oscillation characteristics cause lower loads to be transmitted to the crane, its components and the building structure, doubling the service life of the crane to more than 500,000 load changes. In addition, the improved oscillation characteristics enable heavy and sensitive loads, such as glass panels, fluids or aluminium shell sections for aircraft, to be positioned more precisely and quickly. “The new V-type girder is the result of our continuous development in the crane engineering sector”, explains Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes’ Business Line at Terex Material Handling. “The new crane is an ideal supplement to our existing range of rolled and box-section girders. Its special design allows sensitive loads to be transported safely and precisely for indoor and outdoor applications. We are now well placed to meet our customers‘ specific load handling requirements, boost productivity and improve operating safety.” The new single girder Demag V-type crane may be used for various crane types, including overhead travelling cranes, suspension cranes, portal cranes and wall-mounted travelling cranes.

Demag cranes provide lifting power for the oil and gas sector

17 July 2014

Terex Material Handling has installed two Demag overhead travelling cranes at Dril-Quip Europe’s production facility in Aberdeen. A division of the multinational operator, Dril-Quip Inc of Houston, Texas, the company designs, manufactures and services a wide variety of hardware for the oil and gas industry. Dril-Quip’s product range includes sub-sea and surface trees and tubular components, which are distributed to major oil and gas operators worldwide. Dril-Quip specified the Demag cranes as part of an expansion programme at its 400,000 sq ft production facility. The investment was driven by the need to handle increasingly large and heavy components, between manufacturing and assembly processes. Terex Material Handling supplied a Demag 50 t SWL, 17.6 m span ZKKW double girder overhead travelling crane and a 30 t SWL, 17.6 m span ZKKW double girder overhead travelling crane. Both cranes incorporate Demag MPW open winch wire rope lifting units, which are particularly suited to Dril-Quip’s manufacturing processes. Both cranes have variable cross and long travel speeds of 0 - 20 m/min. The 50 t SWL crane has variable hoisting speeds of 0 – 8.8 m/min for loads up 30 t and 0 – 5.5 m/min for loads above 30 t, whilst the 30 t SWL crane has variable hoisting speeds of 0 – 8.8 m/min for loads up 18 t and 0 – 5.5 m/min for loads above 18 t. Safety features include fast to slow and slow to stop functions at cross travel and long travel limits, with an optical crane to crane anti-collision feature. The crane systems feature AC inverter controls for smooth movement, precision positioning accuracy and minimisation of load sway. The cranes are operated via a Demag DRC-J joystick radio remote control, allowing the operator to be excluded from the lifting area for safety, ergonomic efficiency and comfort. Dril-Quip Europe’s Lifting Equipment Supervisor, Arty Matheson, reported that the company now has several Demag cranes at its Aberdeen production facility: “We have been impressed by the productivity and reliability of our existing Demag cranes. This latest investment was prompted by the necessity to handle increasingly large and heavy loads. Terex Material Handling was able to help us meet these objectives with an engineered solution, tailored to our specific requirements, incorporating the Demag MPW open winch wire rope lifting units.” He added: “Demag’s regional after sales network was also an important factor in the specification process. Demag service has a strong presence in the north east of Scotland, providing us with total peace of mind in terms of technical support.”
About Demag/Terex Demag, one of the world’s leading brands for industrial cranes and crane components, is part of Terex Corporation’s Terex Material Handling business group. The Terex Material Handling business group sees its core competence in the development, construction and production of technically sophisticated cranes and hoists, the provision of services for these products and the manufacture of high-quality components. Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer engaged in the mechanical and plant engineering sector. A core activity of Terex Corporation is the provision of reliable solutions to meet our customers’ needs for a wide range of applications such as construction and infrastructure, shipping and transportation, quarrying, refining, energy and utility industries and manufacturing. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Visit www.demagcranes.de and www.terex.com for further information.

New Demag KBK Aluline Light Crane System

05 March 2014

New Demag KBK Aluline light crane system

Improved smooth running characteristics

■       Ergonomic handling of loads up to 2,000 kg   
■       Designed for versatile crane and handling systems  

Terex Material Handling has completely redesigned the Demag KBK Aluline light crane system to create a versatile and ergonomic modular lifting and moving solution. Reduced rolling resistance enables operators to move loads weighing up to 2,000 kg, by hand, with minimum physical effort.

Six profile sections in four sizes

The new light crane system comprises hollow section aluminium profiles, in four sizes, which deliver improved rigidity and a higher load capacity. In addition, all profile sections benefit from lateral slots, which are compatible with the ITEM system, making it an ideal platform for the addition of other industry standard accessories for bespoke solutions.

The two larger KBK Aluline profile sections are available with optional integrated conductor lines, eliminating trailing cables, for improved functionality and a clean, modern appearance.
The spectrum of applications for the light crane system ranges from small workshops to complex interlinked material flow applications, including semi-automated production operations. The system is particularly suited to the automotive industry, where high cycle times and precise positioning on production lines are prerequisites. The smooth operation of the KBK Aluline system, with low load dead weight, reduces operator fatigue whilst meeting demands for operational efficiency and safety.

New rail connections for greater versatility

As an overhead handling system, KBK Aluline makes it possible to create almost any size of uspension crane or monorail system
. Even greater versatility is afforded by a significant reduction in the number of suspension points required and a consequent increase in the distance between the profile section connectors and suspension points. The new sections are stronger and lighter, requiring less supporting structure, for reduced installation time and cost. The KBK Aluline system has been designed to be virtually maintenance free.

All aluminium profile sections are compatible with existing Demag KBK steel and Aluline profile sections, allowing them to be combined for the upgrade and extension of existing material handling installations. By installing or upgrading to t
he smooth running characteristics of KBK Aluline, noise levels are also reduced for an improved working environment.

Terex Material Handling offers a free consultancy and advice service to customers, through its own experienced local support engineers, and via a nationwide dealer and OEM programme.

Marc Rieser, Head of Modular Cranes Business Line, stated:

“By optimising the interplay between individual components, we have not only reduced the start-up resistance, but also achieved excellent travel resistance values. This improvement is really tangible for the user, who requires significantly less force to move loads.”

Key figures


  • Company

    100-249 Employees


  • 2016


  • 2015


  • 2014


  • 2013

    28,834,000 GBP

  • 2012

    36,057,000 GBP

  • 2011

    23,114,000 GBP

  • 2009



Executive information

  • Mr A. Clarke

    Managing Director


Secondary activities

  • Producer
  • Distributor
  • Service provider

Other classifications (for some countries)

SIC (GB 2007) :
Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment (28220)
NACE Rev.2 (EU 2008) :
Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment (2822)
Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment (2816)