Wolffkran introduces common crane components
By Leila Steed24 October 2022
Tower crane manufacturer Wolffkran has revealed its new concept FX 21 Clear flat top crane range at Bauma 2022.
Described as “the start of the new family concept,” the company’s new Wolff FX 7021, FX 6021 Clear and FX 6521 Clear tower cranes are in the 140 to 200 tonne-metre class range, and each have a tip load capacity of 2.1 tonnes.
According to the manufacturer, the “cost-effective” FX 6021 can be easily upgraded to the two larger models by exchanging a few components.
Speaking to IC at the exhibition, Dr Mohamed Abouelezz, head of product management at Wollfkran, said, “For the FX the idea was to create a family and we are trying to standardise components.
“At the moment there is a lot of difficulty when it comes to materials and costs so the idea was ‘how can we reduce the costs of cranes?’
According to Abouelezz, cranes in the new product family share components and jib sections, winches etc.
He said, “This makes it very easy for the customer when it comes to service and maintenance, delivery of spare parts, and it makes it easier for us with production, reducing lead times and making them more price effective.”