PALFINGER: TEC Cranes Mark a New Era in Crane Operation
The new PALFINGER TEC cranes are the technological spearhead of the world's leading manufacturer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. The latest model range was developed in close cooperation with selected customers and operators. The result — a perfect combination of hardware and software — was presented to a selected audience yesterday at the EMEA Sales & Service Conference in Salzburg.
Narrow alleys, construction sites blocked from view and constant traffic — inner-city projects are complex. And work in rural areas or on large construction sites poses its own challenges. These environments require wide outreaches, supreme stability and intuitive control options. It is precisely for this reason that PALFINGER has completely redesigned its core product, the loader crane, ushering in nothing less than a new era of crane models. To this end, PALFINGER combines the proven strengths of the preceding range with intelligent technologies, such as the innovative PALTRONIC 180 control system and the unbeatable LX-6 control valve. The result is impressive: Significantly greater precision, easier maneuverability, more efficient use of energy and more convenient functions make work so much easier. The new image campaign “Every crane operator's dream” launched yesterday in Hangar 7, Salzburg, Austria presents all these features and more. The nine new TEC crane models currently in the range have been available since the beginning of the year.
Total Customer Focus
“As a technology and innovation leader, PALFINGER is constantly challenged to find better solutions for our customers,” says Stefan Oberleitner, Product Line Leader Loader Cranes at PALFINGER. “In the development process with the interdisciplinary project team, we involved customers right from the start in order to develop the new TEC series according to their needs. The stated aim: to develop every operator's dream.”
To make every aspect of the work easier for the customer, the crane models in the new TEC range also feature the innovative Smart Control to control the crane tip with only one lever movement and the Memory Position – a crane positioning system, which can store up to four crane positions and returns to them with absolute precision. The Leveling Assist helps you to perfectly level the vehicle at the start of the operation. In addition, the crane operator is constantly supported by the Operator Monitor from PALFINGER Connected and can, among other things, check the status of the machine at any time and rectify faults directly on site. Overall, the TEC range makes it possible to start work faster and enables more efficient and simpler work processes in a distinctive, elegant and functional design.
The Right Model for Every Job
Nine models of 25- to 100-meter-tons have been available since the beginning of the year. Among them is the PK 1050 TEC with which PALFINGER provides an absolute highlight in the heavy-duty crane segment. It impresses with its incredible outreach of 37 meters and is the new benchmark in the 100-meter-ton class with fly jib. What is more, the enormous lifting capacity is continuously maximized in every position through DPS-C, because the intelligent system knows exactly where the crane tip is at any given moment. In addition to the models in the heavy-duty crane segment, the new PK 250 TEC as a continuous slewing system variant and the PK 245 TEC with rack-and-pinion slewing gear show that even a compact size has got an impressive performance. They prove themselves with a hydraulic outreach of almost 20 meters and a maximum lifting capacity of 23.5-meter-tons.
The TEC range, which was presented for the first time at bauma and has been available since the beginning of 2023, exemplifies PALFINGER's unconditional customer focus and its ongoing ambition to set new standards as an innovation leader.
PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,500 employees (without contingent workers.), 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitalization along the entire production and value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2022 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.23 billion.