MacGregor’s new electric crane

By Niamh Marriott01 December 2021

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched its next generation of variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes.

MacGregor installed one of its electric cranes at Nghe Tinh Port in Vietnam

The company said it has delivered more than 500 electric cranes since 2007.

Technology has evolved sufficiently since 2007 to allow dramatic improvement to winch design, motor efficiency and cooling systems, MacGregor said. As a result, the latest model is claimed to be 15 per cent more efficient than its first, and up to 50 per cent more efficient compared to a traditional closed-loop hydraulic design.

Electric drives are available for all merchant cranes in the MacGregor range, including port, bulker, container, multi-purpose and heavy lift cranes.

All MacGregor’s electric cranes can be connected to the OnWatch Scout condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance service. Auto-Drive and Auto-Tandem automation functions are options.

Check back later for more information as it becomes available.

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