Raimondi Crane’s new approach to heavy lifting tech

Raimondi LR330 lugging jib crane
The Raimondi LR330 lugging jib allows crane operators to control and tailor the machine’s work to their preferences

Raimondi Cranes has taken a new approach to heavy lifting technology with the new LR330 luffing jib.

Following a preview to Raimondi’s agent network, the LR330 luffing jib crane will officially begin shipping in March to fulfill presell orders, and is now available for wider purchasing.

“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 Domenico Ciano, technical director for Raimondi Cranes.

As the flagship of the company’s new luffing range, Raimondi incorporated an equilateral triangular jib design to enhance several 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,” Ciano said.

The LR330 allows crane operators to control and tailor the machine’s work to their preferences, thereby reducing jobsite stressors. Combined with the Italian crane manufacturer’s new safety control system, there is a significant improvement 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,” Ciano said.

To reduce pressure on the operator and simultaneously increase onsite safety, the safety control system’s 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,” Ciano said, adding that working at height has also been factored in with the crane’s simplified installation and dismantling procedures.

The Raimondi LR330 has a maximum jib length of 60 metres and a maximum capacity of 18,000 kg, with two and four falls configurations.

At the maximum radius, it can lift 3,300 kg in ultra-lift mode. Furthermore, six different jib length configurations, from 30 to 60 metres, 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 110kW, while the four falls configuration has an installed power of 80kW. The rope capacities respectively are 650 metres, 1,000 metres and 980 metres.

All winches may be equipped with a secondary emergency brake.

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