Liebherr has launched its new lift to transport mobile harbour crane drivers from the bottom of the crane to the top and back.
The LiUP lift saves the driver and service engineers time and energy and increases safety, the company said, as it launched the product at the TOC Europe conference in Rotterdam.
The new product is powered by a lithium-ion battery which has the advantage of not needing cables.
The lift also has an energy recovery function, able to recover 40% of energy when the lift is lowered, and it can carry two people or a 200 kg payload.
The LiUP lift has already been in use on Liebherr’s tower cranes.
It has several functions to protect the safety of crane operators and service technicians.
The stopping positions are monitored by three limit switches, while a clamp brake reacts when the elevator starts moving too fast. Inductive sensors permanently check whether a guide rail is installed.