The new Hup 40-30 represents a new era in self-erecting cranes, with new technologies enabling more versatility.
Manitowoc has officially launched the Hup 40-30, the second model from the new Potain Hup range. The pioneering self-erecting tower crane, which was first shown as a prototype at bauma 2016, boasts a range of innovative design and technology features. The crane was unveiled during an event at Manitowoc´s factory in Niella Tanaro, Italy, with more than 320 guests in attendance.
Jean-Pierre Zaffiro, Global Product Director for Potain self-erecting cranes at Manitowoc, said the new Hup 40-30 represents a new era in self-erecting cranes, with new technologies enabling more versatility than ever before.
´We are at the forefront of self-erecting crane development and our new Hup 40-30 demonstrates this,´ he explained. ´We have introduced several new features with the Hup range that will increase speed, efficiency and versatility for our customers. These advancements will certainly increase return on investment for many lifters.´
A new era in versatility
The Hup 40-30 has a 40 m jib (131 ft) and boasts 16 configurations, which is unique to this category of self-erecting cranes, enabling it to be easily adapted for a range of job site applications. The crane has a maximum capacity of 4 t (4.4 USt), while it can lift 1 t (1.1 USt) at its jib end of 40 m (131 ft).
As with the Hup 32-27, the new Hup 40-30 features a telescopic mast for a range of working heights. This design boosts the height under hook attainable by the crane to 25.6 m (84 ft) in its ¨low position,¨ and 30 m (98 ft) when extended to its greatest height. The logistics are also improved, as no extra mast is required to install the crane.
Further versatility is delivered with the crane´s luffing jib that offers three positions: horizontal, 10° and 20°. These options give the crane a height under hook range of 20 m (65 ft) to 40 m (131 ft). Shortening or extending the jib is a swift and straightforward operation, with the Hup 40-30 offering convenient configurations for both short and long jib lengths.
Agility on the job site is a key consideration for the new range. The Hup 40-30 has a high-performance slewing radius that allows it to be positioned closer to buildings. With a transport package that is only 14 m (46 ft) long when folded, the Hup 40-30 is easy to move from job site to job site.
Operator efficiency on the Hup 40-30 is maximised through Manitowoc´s remote control unit. The remote features a large, colored screen with easy to use navigation and optimised ergonomics for operator comfort. Its new Smart Set Up software delivers on-screen step-by-step information during crane erection and enables automatic folding and unfolding of the crane from the crane´s remote. This new remote system also offers three selectable profiles for operators that vary the working speed of the crane to suit the application: ´dynamic´, for quick and easy lifting; ´standard´, for typical lifting applications; and ´high precision´, for precise load positioning.
The Hup 40-30´s hoist unit features Potain´s High Performance Lifting (HPL) technology that can deliver unparalleled lifting speeds on the job site. The crane is able to deliver this maximum speed as soon as it´s configured on the job site, thanks to its standard four fall rope configuration.
The crane´s High Performance Slewing (HPS) technology enables load moment optimisation, even as the crane swings. Integrated maintenance warning indicators also support crane maintenance throughout its lifecycle. Additionally, the Hup 40-30 features a new Power Control function that enables it to work on a variety of job sites. The new Potain Hup range replaces existing Igo models of self-erecting cranes, and deliveries of the Hup 40-30 will start in early 2017.