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Construction : Communication Feature | April 2016 | Source : CW-India

Towering achievement

VG SAKTHIKUMAR, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter Sales and Services Pvt Ltd, Chairman of Mechanisation Committee, Builders Association of India, elaborates on the company┬┤s operations and products.

Initiated in June 1998, Schwing Stetter is a premier manufacturer of concrete equipment in India.

A 100 per cent subsidiary of SCHWING Group of companies, an 850 million Euro German Concrete machinery manufacturer and a part of SCHWING-XCMG Group, SCHWING Stetter India is a pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling.

Wide operations
The company┬┤s well-established range of products for the last 15 years include concrete mixers, concrete batching plants, concrete pumps, concrete placer boom, mobile concrete conveyor, shotcreting machines, recycling plants, water chilling plant, etc. The company has recently launched its new range of equipment including tower cranes, wheel loaders, motor graders and sludge pumps.

SCHWING Stetter has its manufacturing units in 11 countries including Germany, Austria, the US, Brazil, Russia, China, Ostrava, India; sales and service centres in France, Netherlands, Austria and Sweden; as well as representations in more than 145 countries worldwide. SCHWING Stetter India has 26 sales offices, nine service centres and 18 spares centres in India. The company has over 250 service engineers besides a project department and a training centre.

Schwing Stetter India has collaborated with XCMG for introducing advanced tower cranes in India. The company has introduced 5 tonne and 6 tonne tower cranes that withstand extreme conditions on construction sites. These highly adaptable fast erecting tower cranes withstand up to 1.3 tonne at the tip load and 5 tonne at minimum radius of 2.4 m and maximum height can go upto 140 m.

Prominent features
Some of the pioneering features of the Schwing-XCMG tower crane includes:

  • Trolley equipped with front and rear trolley mechanism for convenient to change four fall to two fall.
  • Fish plate welded on the mast for pin connection helps to interchange the mast with other angle masts.
  • Fixed mast with the dimension of 1.2 x 1.2 x 3 m is made for easy transportation and assembly.
  • Special high yield strength angle steel in the mast, basic mast and fixing angles with eight pins clamping of mast from external and internal side pins interlocked, offer strong fastening of masts, good stiffness stability and high reliability and sustain higher wind loads.
  • Ladder with safety cage and rest platform for the convenience of operator and maintenance crew on masts.
  • Introduction trolley is provided for adding the mast, which is safe and efficient.
  • Hook made for changing from four fall to two fall.

Nylon pulley on hook provided for safety.

  • The hoisting mechanism is designed to lift 5 tonne, having larger size rope cable drum. Option of non-variable frequency motors (three speed-pole changing motor) provide simple and reliable hoisting operation.
  • According to the demand of users, the frequency altering and step less regulated, eddy-brake and electro mechanical brake or thruster, the brake speed regulated motor is adopted in hoisting mechanism.

Safety features
The safety features of these tower cranes include:

  • Trolley limit switch stops the trolley movement when it approaches the jib end.
  • Moment limit was integrated with over weight limit. These limit switches ensure that the operator does not exceed the specified load at the respective radius.
  • Schwing Stetter India also imports 8 tonne, 10 tonne capacity tower cranes and luffing cranes. (Communication by the management of the company)
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