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TII Group looks back at Bauma 2010

June 7 - Cargo handling equipment manufacturer TII Group has presented its Bauma 2010 after-show report.

Its heavy-duty and special vehicle brands Scheuerle, Nicolas and Kamag presented an array of innovations for almost every transport task at this year's Bauma.

A spacious 1,500 cu m stand, with a 38m Repower rotor blade floating above it, provided the venue for the presentation of new product developments as well as an entertainment programme.

New products on show included the Scheuerle-Kamag K25 and K22 as well as the InterCombi Power Booster, solutions for challenging construction machinery transport, the new SPMT Generation 4, vehicle technologies for transporting wind power plants.

TII's heavy duty vehicles also enjoyed a great deal of success at this year's 2010 ESTA Awards, which took place in Munich on April 22nd.

Numerous transporters fitted with SCHEUERLE, KAMAG and NICOLAS equipment were nominated in various categories - in the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter category, for instance, all of the nominated projects used TII Group SPMTs. The outstanding transport projects carried out by TII Group customers then went on to win some of the coveted ESTA awards.

SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG have many options for the transport of wind power plants. The new blade adapter from SCHEUERLE also has a lifting, lowering and turning device. The lifting and lowering function moves one side of the blade upwards in tight curves, so that the tip of the blade points upward at an angle of up to 23°. It can then be moved to the left or right meaning that it can "float" over supporting walls, trees, buildings or other obstacles. Additionally, the blade can be turned on its own longitudinal axis and moved out of the wind - taking wind loads into account. This guarantees the vehicle's stability. This new SCHEUERLE system can be used for semi-trailer combinations or for self-propelled transporters. 

NICOLAS presented something new with its innovative, telescopic adapter technology. This weight-optimised adapter can move more than just wind towers. It is also designed to transport VESTAS V90 nacelles, for example. The adapter has special clamps that enable secure transportation of the VESTAS V90 nacelles. Wind tower segments up to 120 tonnes and with an internal diameter of 5.5 m can be moved. The adapter is precisely adjusted to the individual segment via remote control. The whole adapter system, i.e. adapter + support frame + swivel bolster, weighs in at a total of just 19 tonnes. 

SCHEUERLE also presented a new wind tower adapter at this year's Bauma. Designed for wind tower segments up to 90 tonnes with a diameter of up to 5.0 m, the new adapter is compatible with the whole SCHEUERLE Combi range (EuroCombi, FlatCombi, InterCombi) and with the SCHEUERLE-KAMAG K25.

Companies active in wind power side of the heavy lift and OOG market, will be interested to read that our industry focus item in the July / August edition of HLPFI will be on Power Generation - Renewable Energies. For more information about editorial or advertising opportunities please contact ian@heavyliftpfi.com

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