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Views | 01 May 2018

INTERMAT Paris displays new innovations for the crane industry

This year several of the Bennetts team attended INTERMAT in Paris, the International Exhibition for Construction and Infrastructure.

INTERMAT takes place every three years, with 1,500 exhibitors presenting a wide range of equipment and solutions for the building and civil engineering sector including earthmoving & demolition, roads, minerals & foundations, buildings & concrete industry, lifting, handling & transportation.

With over 180,000 visitors from 167 countries, it’s a busy week, but you won’t be surprised to find out we were focused on the cranes.

As the exclusive UK dealer for Raimondi Cranes, it was pleasing to see the LR330, their new ultra-high speed luffer, operating in their display area. This was a highlight amongst the tower cranes in our opinion, as the LR330 has the one fall / two fall functionality, coupled with the speed of a Wolff or Liebherr but at a much more affordable price. This is certainly a crane model to watch.

Meanwhile, the AMCS team was displaying its integrated control systems to control crane movement and record wind speed, crane positions and lifting capacities, providing an integrated crane overview package.

Elevek had on display a new range of crane hoists to safely and quickly lift crane drivers from the ground to the cab and the Liebherr team were displaying their new 350 tonne mobile crane with Varibase technology, which allows infinitely variable rigger positions, and 84m main boom ideal for erecting tower cranes.

In fact, overall at INTERMAT innovation in safety and efficiency was a key theme, with increasing use of computers, sensors and cameras on equipment within the heavy lifting displays.

It was great to meet our supplier teams, customers and the team at Raimondi in Paris and to find out about products and technologies which are either available now or are due to be released in the near future. Roll on INTERMAT 2021.

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