Liebherr receives two EuroTest awards


Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH and Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH (Kirchdorf an der Iller, Germany) were presented with two EuroTest awards at Bauma 2016 for occupational and product safety.

“Liebherr really deserved the two awards for the innovative technical implementations of the occupational safety and health protection concept”, stated Prof. Frank Werner (BG BAU) praising the applications from the two Liebherr companies.

“We are delighted with the award”, stated Prof. Dr. Norbert Stanger, who accepted the award on behalf of Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH together with Joachim Mayer. The Biberach-based company received the accolade for the product LiUP. With the crane driver elevator, the crane driver or service employee safely reaches the driver’s cab in roughly two minutes. Following a one-off installation, the guide rails remain in the towers and the elevator itself together with the charging station in a tower section. There is thus no additional assembly and logistics work required for subsequent erection on the construction site.

Werner Seifried and Thomas Zitterbart received the award on behalf of the entire Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH. The hydraulic quick-change system with detection of the attachment locking mechanism from the Kirchdorf-based company was honoured. When changing the attachment the quick-change device of a hydraulic excavator becomes a monitored and secured coupling, because a second proximity switch detects whether the attachment is in the correct position. Werner Seifried: “The award demonstrates once again the impressive innovative strength of Liebherr.”

The EuroTest award is an acknowledgement of excellent performances of, for example, companies in the area of occupational safety and machine safety, and is traditionally awarded during Bauma.

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