The crane module can be separated from the crawler using its stabilizers for transport and crane use. No special permits are required for road transport. The crane module can also be used as a “stand-alone” equipment.
The crawler chassis, powerful indoor drive with E unit, extensive reach and low space requirements make this machine unique and ideally suited to work in tight spaces or between obstacles.
No special permits are required for road transport. The total weight of the PCC 57.002 (as shown in this video) is 129,921 ft-lbs without jib, 137,795 ft-lbs with jib, and the counterweight is 32,808 ft-lbs.
The telescopic stabilizers can be quickly and conveniently operated by radio remote control. Single-lever operation allows the machine to be stabilized and leveled automatically at slope gradients of up to 8° and maximum lifting power. The H-shaped stabilization frame ensures an ideal, stable standing position.
The crawler's electric unit (400V/32A) enables zero-emissions to work, i.e., inside buildings, on underground construction sites or in urban settings, while preserving functionality.
The newly developed assistance system P-Fold makes child’s play of dismantling and assembling the crane. P-Fold and RTC (Rope Tension Control) – PALFINGER’S innovative rope tensioning device – complement each other perfectly. The set-up process is simplified and accelerated, a big plus, especially for less experienced operators. This reduces the risk of damage to the vehicle, load and rope.
The radio remote control developed by PALFINGER ensures simple and safe operation. It features a state-of-the-art ergonomic design, an intuitive menu, a central “PALdrive” control knob, and a large color screen. This is a significant benefit even for less experienced operators. The “intelligent” charging station with a refresh function measures the charge state and ambient temperature and checks whether the system and the battery operate properly.
Side-Shifting - i.e., moving the unit using the stabilizer outriggers - allows the crane to move over sensitive surfaces and obstacles without the crawler chassis touching the ground. Using forward shifting, even extremely low passageways can be navigated through without a crawler.
The crawler and crane can be controlled, transported and operated separately, which is particularly useful when weight restrictions apply. The crane module can also propel itself on its stabilizer outriggers with or without the crawler – a process known as "shifting." Shifting allows the system to be moved through shallow and confined spaces and loaded into a container without the crawler.
Slewing and Stability
Optimum utilization of the stability by calculating all centers of gravity, moreover, the best utilization of the lifting capacity due to continuous geometry control, including the extensions.
Pick and Carry
Movement with lifted loads increases (or boosts) the flexibility of the operating crawler crane enormously.
Optional forks are available for transport. They are attachable to every stabilizer leg, and both forks can be moved independently. The maximum load is 8,800 lb (4000 kg) per side.
PALFINGER workman baskets extend possible fields of application and transform the crane into an access platform. Rigid or swiveling (+/- 90°) workman baskets can optionally be used on the crane.
The PCC is unbeatable on rugged terrain. Its mission begins right where the truck journey ends. Powerful, flexible and versatile, it takes on every challenge and inclines up to 60%.
RTC (ROPE TENSION CONTROL)
Automatic RTC makes light work of dismantling and assembling the crane, significantly reducing set-up times. This allows operators to focus on the set-up process without constantly having to reposition the rope, thereby reducing damage to the rope. Hook operation with a fly jib and a pulled-through rope also increases efficiency because there is no need to go through the laborious process of removing the rope.
SRC (SYNCHRONISED ROPE CONTROL)
SRC maintains a constant distance between the pulley head and hook block and ensures more efficient operation because loads can be traversed horizontally at a constant height and accurately at a specific angle. This makes load cycles much more efficient. For operators, this represents a significant improvement in comfort, ensuring they can focus entirely on controlling the crane. SRC also makes life easier for less experienced crane operators. The risk of damage to the rope and load is avoided, as is the risk of the lower block running onto the roller head.
AOS (ACTIVE OSCILLATION SUPPRESSION)
AOS is a patented system from PALFINGER that cancels out the vibrations and impacts during crane operation. It prevents ‘overshoot’ caused by rapid deceleration or a load change, making crane operation much safer for operators, loads and infrastructure.
POWER LINK PLUS
Power Link Plus is the extendible knuckle boom from PALFINGER. The PCC series knuckle boom can be angled upwards by 10 to 15 degrees, offering versatility even under challenging conditions such as low passageways in buildings.
DPS‐C (DUAL POWER SYSTEM CONTINUOUS)
The DPS enables greater efficiency in fly jib operation. DPS-C increases lifting power on the fly jib with fully and partially extended extension booms. The position of the extension booms and fly jib is calculated using variable length measurement, thereby optimizing performance across the entire range. This offers versatility because heavy-duty work with large outreaches is possible anytime.
This function enhances comfort and safety because loads can be moved more precisely. Soft Stop is an electronic limit position damper that gently brakes crane movements before reaching the limit position. The crane can be controlled with greater sensitivity and precision, preventing jerky movements and load impacts.