The Compact SENNEBOGEN 613 E Telescopic Mobile Crane Proves Its Flexibility and Safety in Mining
This time the traditional German miners‘ greeting “Glückauf” (Good luck) is the motto for the 16 t telescopic crane from SENNEBOGEN, because in Europe’s largest rock-salt mine in Heilbronn it is going underground to support the miners in their work. Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG has already purchased 12 SENNEBOGEN cranes since 2000.
Mining is one of the most traditional industries in Germany and the world. At the Heilbronn rock-salt mine, salt has been extracted from salt layers up to 50 m thick for more than 125 years. In addition to the extraction of raw materials, however, waste disposal is also an important business area of the mine. Waste materials are treated and then recycled or disposed of. For a long time now, the miners have been supported by powerful machines from SENNEBOGEN. Recently, they welcomed a new SENNEBOGEN 613 E telescopic mobile crane in their fleet, which, thanks to its compactness and flexibility, is perfect for demanding underground operations.
When you think of a mine, you usually think of narrow chambers and shafts, and you would be right. In order to reach its underground destination, the machine was dismantled for transporting it through the shaft to a depth of about 200 m. After that, it was reassembled on site.
It is equipped with a compact 3-part 14.6 m telescopic boom. The overall height of the machine, including the FOPS protective roof grating on the cab, is only 3.28 m, so that the crane fits easily into the hollow spaces. Special outriggers are used to fit the narrow shafts, while still ensuring excellent stability when lifting loads.
The 16 t crane is primarily used as a stacking vehicle for moving big bags of waste materials weighing up to 2 t, so that they can be handled and disposed of in a long-term safe and environmentally friendly manner. When picking up and positioning the load, the machine is generally operated with a very flat boom angle due to the low ceiling height.
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