COMANSA has launched to the worldwide market the 21LC1050 – a new model high-capacity tower crane designed to work in projects in which it is necessary to lift heavy loads.
The new 21LC1050 is offered in versions with a maximum load of 25, 37.5 and 50 tonnes, and can be erected with a reach of between 30-80m, with configurations every 5 metres. In addition, an optional jib configuration is available allowing a special reach of 85m.
The load characteristics, its reach and the mechanisms of the 21LC1050 make this model ideal to offer an optimal result in large industrial or mining projects, as well as for the construction of buildings with prefabricated and steel structures of great tonnage.
The design of the slewing (horizontal) part of the 21LC1050 is similar to that of the successful 21LC750 and 21LC660. Instead of having a cusp element, the jib and counter-jib join directly on the slewing part, which allows a much faster and safer assembly.
The 21LC1050 also shares a large part of the jib and counter-jib sections with its ‘little siblings’ 21LC750 and 21LC660, which allows optimising the investment to customers who already own these models.
Among the novelties presented by the 21LC1050 is the design of its counter-jib, which, like the jib, allows numerous different configurations to better adapt to the needs of each job. Always having a counter-jib radius as short as possible avoids possible interference with buildings or other cranes present in the same project, thus increasing safety.
The complete structure of counter-jib consists of five modular elements that allow up to six different configurations. Thus, when the crane is assembled with a maximum range of 80m, the counter-jib radius is 31m, being able to reduce, for example, to 27 when the jib is 50m, or to 21 when the reach is 30m.
In addition, the counter-jib radius in all its configurations can be reduced by one additional metre with steel counterweights, which are offered as an optional element.
The 21LC1050 is erected on a new tower section of 2.5m in width, compatible with the rest of the mast sections of the same with from COMANSA. In fact, this section, called D36B, will become the standard of other COMANSA models with similar sections, such as the 21LC750 or the LCL700 luffer.
In its version with fixing angles, the 21LC1050 reaches a freestanding height of 73.3m, exceeding 98m when combined with other sections of the larger width from COMANSA.
The hoist cable of the 21LC1050 is compacted and only 20mm in diameter, which allows all hoist mechanisms to have drums with high rope capacity. The standard mechanism, 65kW, has capacity for 720m of wire rope and reaches speeds of up to 166m per minute in the versions of 25 and 37.5 tonnes, and 83m per minute in the 50t version.
For projects in which it is necessary to reach higher speeds (up to 300m per minute), two optional mechanisms are also available, of 110 and 132kW respectively, as well as the possibility of issuing with Lebus drums with capacity for 1570m of rope.
Thanks to COMANSA’s single-double trolley system with automatic reeving change, the 21LC1050 crane always has an optimised load diagram.
Working with the simple (or front) trolley, the crane improves its tip loading capacity and reaches higher hoist speeds. With the double trolley (front plus rear), the crane can work with the heaviest loads.
For those projects where heavy loads are constantly being lifted and the crane does not require reeving change, the 50-tonne version has a simple trolley as an optional element.
Like the rest of COMANSA’s Flat-Top models, the 21LC1050 comes standard with the PowerLift system, which allows the crane to improve the load diagram by 10 per cent, always without exceeding the nominal capacity.
In this way, if the jib-end load of the 25t model is 10,800kg, when the crane driver operates the PowerLift system from the controls, the maximum load at the jib end increases to 11,880 kilos.
Along with the 21LC1050 also new is its climbing cage, the J3-20. This hydraulic cage is compatible with other models from COMANSA, like the LCL700 luffing-jib crane, and has a pushing force of 200 tonnes, greater than any other jacking cage for 2.5-metre-wide mast sections from the manufacturer.
In addition, this new cage introduces other novelties with respect to other COMANSA cages, since it speeds up the climbing process and reduces assembly time.
The 21LC1050 comes standard with the new CUBE cab in its XL version, the most spacious from COMANSA. This cabin, which has received the prestigious ‘If’ design award, ensures great productivity thanks to its fully glazed front and provides great comfort to the operator of the machine.
Thanks to its maximum load of 50 tonnes, the 21LC1050 becomes the largest capacity crane of the successful COMANSA 2100 Series, formed entirely by flat-top models of large tonnage.
Among all the range, this crane is only surpassed by the LCL700 luffer, with 64 tonnes of maximum load, and the Flat-Top models 30LC1100 and 30LC1450, which have maximum loads of 64 and 90 tonnes respectively.