Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Crane System accelerates automated concrete pipe production.

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February 22, 2010 - CastMaster(TM) series is designed to improve speed and efficiency of material handling function for concrete precast and prestressed product manufacturers using the WetCast or DryCast process. Made up of high-speed components, custom-engineered crane system is available as single girder cranes with capacities to 30 tons and spans up to 100 ft or double girder overhead and under running cranes with capacities to 200 tons spans up to 200 ft. Lifting speeds range up to 150 fpm.

Demag Cranes & Components, a Terex Corporation Company

29201 Aurora Road, Cleveland, OH, 44139, USA

Original Press Release

Demag CastMaster(TM) Cranes Provide High Speed Automation for Concrete Pipe Production and Material Handling

Press release date: February 17, 2010

CLEVELAND, OH - Demag Cranes & Components' CastMaster crane series is a custom engineered crane system made up of various high speed Demag crane components. It is designed specifically to improve the speed and efficiency of the material handling function for concrete precast and prestressed product manufacturers using the WetCast or DryCast process.

Demag has long been the world's leading supplier of cranes for concrete pipe producers, and designs and installs systems for both indoor and outdoor applications. Demag's application experience and the design of the systems results in throughput improvements up to 20% in critical areas of the manufacturing process, particularly in the process of moving pipe from the production machine to the environmentally-controlled kiln area.

The comprehensive systems are designed to handle all material handling needs from manufacturing process through to truck loading.

Demag CastMaster cranes are engineered to handle a number of concrete production applications including long and heavy hollow-core precast products, lifting concrete walls and slabs in confined spaces, moving large beams in the storage areas, and loading trucks. Standard features include an outdoor protection package to ensure performance in any weather and a Demag MicroSpeed Drive which gives the operator the ability to precisely place and position the final products.

CastMaster cranes are available as single girder cranes with capacities ranging up to 30 tons with spans up to 100 feet, or as double girder overhead and under running cranes ranging up to 200 tons with spans up to 200 feet. Lifting speeds of cranes are up to 150 FPM.

About Demag Cranes and Components Demag Cranes & Components based in Cleveland, OH , a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG , is a world class manufacturer of high quality industrial cranes and components, electric chain and wire rope hoists, and load handling attachments and accessories for material handling flow, logistics and industrial drive applications. The company offers a complete range of services and support programs including replacement parts, maintenance and refurbishment.

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