October 20 - Earlier this month Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated its 35th anniversary over several days concluding with an open day attended over 20,000 visitors at the company's production facility in Nenzing, Austria.

The festivities included a ceremonial act in which a large number ofrepresentatives from the local economy and politicians as well as numerous long-time business partners participated. Another day saw around 500 customers from all over the world in attendance.

Liebherr says that the open day was an extraordinary performance showcase of the Nenzing factory. The visitors enjoyed a varied programme consisting of company tours, machinery presentations, multi-vision shows, information booths and much more.

The company tour led through all production facilities and offered the guests an insight into ultra-modern production technologies such as fully automated robot manufacturing in the new workshop building VIII.

Visitors had the opportunity to get a close look at large-dimensioned machines such as mobile harbour cranes or offshore cranes. On the test stand product presentations demonstrated how mobile harbour cranes weighing up to 600 tonnes handle containers or move heavy loads in tandem operation with utmost precision.

In a special technologies' pavilion new developments in control and drive technology were presented. One of the highlights was the presentation of the first hydraulic hybrid drive Pactronic® for mobile harbour cranes, providing an increase in turnover combined with reduced fuel consumption. This innovative drive system and its positive effects on the working speed were impressively demonstrated on the prototype of the new mobile harbour crane LHM 420.

Another innovation demonstrated was the revolutionary Active Heave Compensation (AHC) system, introduced for the offshore industry, which registers the strength of wave movement and accurately aligns the suspendedload.