Raimondi Cranes launches the LR330 luffing jib crane with transformative heavy lifting technology

Raimondi Cranes SpA, established in 1863, has announced a transformative approach to heavy lifting technology, the luffing jib LR330. Showcased to Raimondi’s exclusive agent network ahead of wider release, the LR330 luffing jib crane will officially begin shipping in March to fulfill agent presell orders, and is now available for wider purchasing.

The Raimondi LR330’s ease of use is most apparent to crane operators who can now control and tailor the machine’s work to their preferences

“Raimondi has realized our value proposition through research, trials and finally, development. We’re proud to present a technologically advanced, superior performance luffing crane, fully European in manufacture, to the market,” said Eng. Domenico Ciano, Technical Director, Raimondi Cranes. “The LR330 is productive, durable, strong and efficient. As the flagship crane of the new luffing range, we have incorporated a breakthrough equilateral triangular jib design to enhance several different aspects of the machine. Structurally optimized, this innovative layout allows for improved packaging and transportation, simplifies the construction phase, and reduces wind impact on the jib, thereby decreasing the out of service radius,” explained Ciano.

Eng. Domenico Ciano, Technical Director, Raimondi Cranes

The LR330’s ease of use is most apparent to crane operators who can now control and tailor the machine’s work to their preferences, thereby reducing jobsite stressors. Together with the new Raimondi safety control system, there is a significant advancement in performance and control of the LR330’s three movements. “Crane operators can now choose between three different configurations, enabling a change in parameters related to the movement speeds and dynamic. This functionality allows the operators to align the crane closer to their specific needs. Further, to reduce pressure on the operator and simultaneously increase the overall level of onsite safety, the safety control system’s installed sensors monitor all of the crane’s movements and monitor the load, supporting the operator as site hazards approach. Alerting the operator with alarms and direct intervention, the LR330 is both agile and intelligent,” said Ciano, describing a few of the LR330’s operator-centric characteristics. Ciano added that working at height has also been factored in with the crane’s simplified installation and dismantling procedures.

Raimondi LR330 luffing jib crane infographic

The Raimondi LR330 is the newest luffing jib crane in the range with a maximum jib length of 60 meters and a maximum capacity of 18,000 kg, with two falls and four falls configurations. At the maximum radius, it can lift 3,300 kg in Ultra-lift mode. Six different jib length configurations, from 30 meters to 60 meters, satisfy all needs in terms of specific jobsite configurations. The LR330 may be equipped with three different hoisting winches: standard installed power of 80kW or the two falls configuration with the more powerful 110kW, while the four falls configuration has an installed power of 80kW. The rope capacities are respectively: 650 meters, 1,000 meters, and 980 meters, and all winches may be equipped with a secondary emergency brake.

The Raimondi LR330 boasts a maximum jib length of 60 meters and a maximum capacity of 18,000 kg

Raimondi’s newest luffing crane follows the October 2017 launch of the MRT234 flattop tower crane, boasting the optimal match of mechanical, structural and electronic control design, allowing for increased productivity, safety, and better user-interface.

As the flagship crane of the new luffing range, Raimondi has incorporated a breakthrough equilateral triangular jib design

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Strictly Cranes erects new Raimondi luffing LR213 in Sydney suburb

Strictly Cranes Pty Ltd (Strictly Cranes), official Raimondi Cranes agent based in New South Wales, Australia, has erected the first-ever LR213 luffing crane in the country. The jobsite, a mixed-use residential and commercial development by ALAND, is situated in Liverpool and is scheduled to be onsite for approximately two years.

“Pre-erection of the LR213, which included basic preparation like setting up the electrical wires, galvanized balconies, greasing bolts and more, took one full day. The crane’s erection itself took one full day and went seamlessly,” explained Ramey Alkhoshaibi, founder and Commercial Director, Strictly Cranes. “We recommended the Raimondi LR213 to ALAND as the project is in a congested location – its surrounded by other high rise buildings that will be built over the course of the next few years.” Alkhoshaibi added that the large version of the LR213 would meet the jobsite requirements of lifting the heavy precast panels employed in the build of the structure.

“The luffer is to be climbed to a final height of 100m so the LR213 is ideal: it has a high free stand with the additional booster tower – allowing for minimal climbing and bracing of the crane to the building – thereby increasing overall jobsite productivity and meeting our client’s timeline needs.” This measure reduces the intrusiveness of the braces/ties to the building structure allowing for a quicker finish of the structure, rather of having to wait for the crane to be dismantled to finish the parts where the crane was bound to the building.

During the LR213 erection procedure onsite in Liverpool

“Due to the location, a tight area restricting mobile crane movement, a small Franna mobile crane was used to assemble the counter jib and jib pieces, while the bigger mobile crane was used for the installation of the bigger towers and fully assembled counter jib and jib. We had five Strictly Cranes team members onsite including an operations manager, technician, two riggers/installers and a dogman. A Raimondi Cranes technician from Italy also made the trip to Sydney for the installation, as this was the first LR213 to be erected in the city.”

Strictly Cranes, as part of its full-circle heavy lifting offering, also provided the lifting gear (Boscaro brick cage, kibble, man box and first aid cage), heavy duty lifting chains for the precast panels, and the general quarterly maintenance and 24/7 call out for immediate service needs.

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