Terex Material Handling redesigns Demag Light Crane System


Terex Material Handling has redesigned its Demag KBK Aluline light crane system, reducing further its rolling resistance, which enables operators to move loads weighing up to 4,409 lbs. (2,000 kg), by hand, with less force. The redesign, which targeted improving the interaction between individual components, also positively impacts travel resistance values and reduces noise levels.

Six profile sections in four sizes
The new light crane system includes aluminium profile sections in four sizes that offer improved rigidity and a higher load capacity thanks to their hollow section design. In addition, all profile sections have lateral slots that are compatible with the ITEM system.

The two larger Aluline profile sections are available with optional integrated conductor lines. The spectrum of applications for the light crane system ranges from small workshops to complex, interlinked material flow solutions that are also utilized in semi-automated production. The system finds widespread use particularly in the international automotive industry.

New rail connections increase freedom of planning
As an overhead handling system, KBK Aluline makes it possible to create almost any size of suspension crane or monorail system. The new modular system improves this versatility even further, as it requires fewer suspension points. These improvements require high-strength rail connections for crane runways. Compared to the previous system, the distance between the profile section connectors and the next suspension points has been significantly increased. Overall freedom in planning has reached a new level, since the rail joint now no longer has to be arranged close to the next suspension point.

The system can be installed quickly and requires virtually no maintenance. All aluminium profile sections can be combined with KBK steel profile sections within a single system – also at a later date. The new sections in the crane system are also compatible with existing KBK Aluline systems, which means that any profile sections that are already installed do not have to be replaced when installations are extended.

Users are supported by the KBK Designer online tool for planning material flow systems with KBK Aluline.

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