Raising the Standard for Bulk Carrier Cranes

A new generation of cranes purpose-designed for bulk carriers of up to 60,000 dwt has been introduced by MacGREGOR Cranes. The MacGREGOR- Hagglunds GLB-2 bulk crane is a two-wire model with a maximum hoisting capacity of 30 tons, and is available with a range of jib lengths from 59 x 98.5 ft. (18 to 30 m). Optional equipment includes electro-hydraulic motor grabs of any type to handle all kinds of bulk cargo. The new crane incorporates proven features from existing Mac- GREGOR-Hagglunds crane types, but also benefits from new design techniques and component philosophy to significantly improve operating cost.

The GLB-2 design was developed in close consultation with shipowners and shipyards, and was subject to an extensive QFD (quality, function and deployment) analysis before entering production.

Key to the design are three independent closedloop hydraulic systems for reliable and independent luffing, slewing and hoisting operations.

These systems are controlled by MacGREGOR Cranes' CC2000 computer-based control system.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Aug 2001

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