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Crane Planner 2.0 – Smart Software For Tough Hardware Challenges

May 3, 2017

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• Tool for selecting the perfect equipment configuration for the particular application
• Interactive 3D models with all relevant planning data
• Helpful features support intuitive handling

• Jobsite installations can be very challenging for planners and engineers. Lack of space, difficult soil conditions or limited crane capacity are all relevant factors. In such situations, Liebherr’s Crane Planner 2.0 software is the ideal tool for selecting the perfect equipment configuration for the particular application. This not only saves both time and money but it also ensures that safety standards for challenging heavy lifts are observed.

Crane Planner 2.0 combines highly detailed, interactive 3D models with all relevant planning data for Liebherr’s crawler cranes of up to 660,000 lbs. (300 metric tons) of maximum load capacity (LR 1100 – LR 1300). The software is based on the machine’s load moment limitation (LML). Any change in the crane’s geometry instantly triggers a new calculation of the entire situation. The software displays a warning should it recognize potential conflicts between the crane, 19 the load and the surrounding area, or non-compliance with safety distances. Additionally, typical dimensioning such as lifting height or radius can be activated and user-specific dimensioning (in both metric and imperial units) can be defined accordingly.

This application is the ideal tool for planners and engineers who require both up-to-date and accurate 3D models of the crane configuration. Helpful features like Quick-Config, Rigging Editor or the export of crucial planning data (load capacity, ground pressure distribution, specified geometric information) in a lift plan for each defined step make Crane Planner 2.0 notably faster and considerably more user-friendly than the previous version.

Unique to Liebherr, is the possibility to supply any possible configuration for its range of cranes.