M. van der Veen en C.M. Smissaert
Torenkranen in het bouwbedrijf. Een introductie.
Report 92.3.TT.3085A, Transport Engineering and Logistics.
Many variations of towercranes for building-construction exist. A
towercrane is to be constructed in such a way that both transportation
and mounting are made as simple as possible.
The towercrane is usually constructed of a steel lattice work with the tower
and the jib(s) as main elements. In cases where the tower reaches beyond a
certain height, it is possible to connect it onto the building.
The towercrane is equipped with a selection of the following mechanisms for
load handling: hoisting system, luffing systeem, trolley, travelling system
and a slewing unit. Which combination is used characterises the towercrane.
Some models are equipped with a climbing-machanism. This makes it possible for
the crane to increase it's height without the use of a additional (mobile)
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