The Potain Hup 40-30 self-erecting crane boasts a range of innovative design and technology features which, according to Louw Smit, sales director at Crane & Hoist Equipment SA, will enable greater versatility on construction and other project sites.
“One of the major advantages of the Potain Hup 40-30 unit is that, with its 40 metre jib, it offers different configurations making it unique to this category of self-erecting cranes,” Louw explains. “The crane can easily be adapted for a range of job site applications increasing efficiency and versatility.”
The crane has a maximum capacity of 4 t, can lift 1 t at its jib end of 40 metre and features a telescopic mast for a range of working heights. This design boosts the height under hook attainable by the crane to 25.6 metres in its “low position,” and 30 metres 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 to 40 metres.
Louw explains that 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 a job site is a key consideration particularly with projects in built up areas and customers will benefit from the greater flexibility and adaptability of the Hup 40-30,” he says.
The Potain Hup 40-30 has a high-performance slewing radius that allows it to be positioned closer to buildings. And with its transport package of only 14 metre long when folded, this self-erecting tower crane is easy to move from job site to job site.
Operator efficiency is maximised through Manitowoc’s remote control unit which features a large, coloured screen with easy to use navigation and optimised ergonomics for operator comfort. Its 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.
It 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 which delivers unparalleled lifting speeds on the job site. The crane can deliver this maximum speed as soon as it is configured on the job site, thanks to its standard four fall rope configuration.
The tower 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.
It also features a new Power Control function that enables it to work on a variety of job sites. With this technology, the crane is able to operate via a wide range of power inputs, including from low-level power supplies. This versatility means the user may not have to provide additional power supplies, which could lower both the costs and preparation for many projects.