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(VIDEO) Liebherr's new all-electric transshipment crane hoists up to 2,000 tonnes per hour

A Liebherr CBG 500 E all-electric transshipment crane

Liebherr's new all-electric CBG 500 E crane expands Liebherr's transshipment solutions portfolio with a machine that offers a handling performance of up to 2,000 tonnes per hour. The all-electric drives inside of the crane, in combination with the supercapacitors, turn the rope-luffing CBG 500 E into a handling solution. The supercapacitors used as standard in Liebherr's LiCaTronic energy recovery system support the increasing requirements regarding energy efficiency. The combination of inverter technology, power storage, and application-specific power management leads to a drive system with simultaneous reduction of the required energy. The CBG 500 E is a heavy-duty transshipment crane that operates emission-free and is environmentally friendly.

An updated interior and exterior

In addition to the efficient drives, the whole crane structure is optimized for ideal performance. The boom of the CBG 500 E was designed as a lattice boom. This makes it stiff and light, which further improves the turnover performance and at the same time reduces the energy needed. The result is a lifting capacity of up to 105 tonnes in hook operation and a maximum grab capacity of up to 90 tonnes. The extension of the cabin and the high positioning ensures that the crane operator has an optimal viewing angle of all processes. The crane operator is supported operationally by the integrated "Master V" crane control system. Together with the machine's software architecture, it forms the basis for integrating future assistance and automation systems into the crane in the long term. 

The adaptability of the CBG 500 E all-electric crane

The CBG 500 E has been developed so that can be adapted to its subsequent purpose. The crane can be configured with a 43-metre and 50-metre boom. The longer boom variant offers the advantage of enabling direct transshipment between two vessels in sheltered and open water. The modes of operation range from bulk to container handling and are independent of the area of operation. For installation on a barge, the crane can be equipped with additional counterweights, enabling safe cargo handling in this application as well. Optional configuration options such as a comfort ascent or additional platforms and boom walkways for maintenance purposes complete the configuration possibilities.

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