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Further recognition for crane

07 May 2015

The Demag V-type crane has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, which is a worldwide award scheme for product innovation.

The international judging panel, comprising designers, design professors and trade journalists from 25 nations, made the award in the machinery product category, in recognition of the innovative crane girder design.

The Red Dot accolade follows on from the success of the patent pending V-type crane design at the iF Design Award at the beginning of February. Andreas Hambrock, head of the Universal Cranes business line of Terex Material Handling, stated: "We are proud that the Demag V-type crane has now impressed two international judging panels. With its dynamic and translucent V-profile, our unique crane girder fulfils all the requirements of high class design.”

In total, around 5000 products from 56 countries were submitted for the Red Dot Award: Product Design, in this its 60th year. As the winning product, the Demag
V-type crane will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 at a special exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, and will be part of the museum’s permanent exhibition in the following months.

The new Demag crane design is characterised by its V-shaped structure, comprising vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints, to create a honeycomb structure, using material only where it is needed. The V-type crane also offers significant technical advantages compared with conventional closed box-section girder or I-beam girder cranes. Its innovative architecture is said to reduce the vibration frequency by 30%, lower the weight by an average of 17% and double the lifetime to over 500,000 load changes. As a result, says Terex MHPS, the V-type girder concept offers significantly greater efficiency in load transport and higher handling rates.