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Flex Base for Demag AC 45 City, AC 55-3 and AC 60-3 cranes
Based on positive feedback from its customers, and in line with its goal of making its models perform even better in a broad variety of scenarios, Demag is following up on the success of the AC 45 City by also equipping the AC 55-3 and AC 60-3 all terrain cranes with Flex Base, a stepless variable outrigger system. Flex Base provides an enormous competitive advantage, as it enables cranes to extend their outriggers to any point within their available range, all the way to surrounding obstacles and get the largest possible outrigger base in any scenario. In combination with the IC-1 Plus control system, this means that cranes are able to carry out even more lifts from positions that are otherwise simply unreachable. In other words, Demag is expanding the range of potential applications for these cranes by equipping them with Flex Base.
In order to make this stepless variable extension system possible, Demag made modifications to the outriggers’ steel structure and the IC-1 Plus control system software. “We integrated the Flex Base function seamlessly into our IC-1 Plus crane control system,” explains Michael Klein, Product Marketing Manager at Demag. “We keep hearing from customers who are thrilled with how intuitive and easy to use the IC-1 Plus system is, so we made absolutely sure that this would continue to be the case.”
Moreover, the online “IC-1 Lift Plan” planning tool for PCs and mobile devices supports users to prepare for lifts in advance. This tool makes it possible to determine the exact position and configuration of the crane at the work site under consideration of the load being lifted so that every crane job can be as fast and cost-effective as possible.
The IC-1 Lift Plan planning tool is available for free after registering at www.demagmobilecranes-liftplan.com.