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Cargotec cargo handling solutions presents Hiab loader cranes at IAA 2010

Cargotec’s advances as the world’s leading provider of load handling equipment continues at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on 23-30 September 2010. The company will present its latest innovations to improve the safety and stability monitoring of Hiab loader cranes. In addition, Cargotec is introducing the next generation of control systems for Hiab cranes: the HiPro XSD.

Cargotec drives market development with technologically leading cargo handling solutions and a growing number of services. At the core of the company are the strengths of its three market leading brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor. Today, Cargotec has approximately 9,500 professionals working in over 120 countries. We believe that by working closely with our customers, we can create new, improved solutions and provide even more extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment.

A complete product range for loading and delivering goods
Hiab is the global market-leading brand in on-road load handling solutions, offering the market’s largest product range for moving, lifting, loading, and unloading products, goods, or raw material carried by vehicles. At IAA, Cargotec will be presenting its entire Hiab range, featuring a Hiab XS 144 HiPro loader crane, a Hiab XS 377 with a Hiab Multilift XR14S hooklift, a Hiab XS 855 HiPro and a Hiab Multilift SLT 142 skiploader as well as a Hiab XS 477 with a jib. All cranes are equipped with the new VSL system. Cargotec will also be showing off its Hiab Loglift forestry and Hiab Jonsered recycling cranes, including a Hiab Jonsered 900 R with SPACE system, Hiab Loglift 120 ST with a cabin and a Hiab Loglift 135 Z. Hiab Moffett truck-mounted forklifts will also be there, featuring three different models in the Hiab Moffett M4 range. Zepro tail lifts, a Kalmar reachstacker and a Kalmar electric forklift truck will also be on display.

An industry pioneer focusing on safety and utility
Since the very early years of the business, Hiab products have been renowned for their safety, productivity, and user-friendliness. Today, Hiab cranes are the forerunners in technological development, showing the way and setting the industry standards for load handling equipment. At the IAA exhibition, Cargotec will focus on safety and usability while maintaining its position as industry pioneer by introducing new safety features and a next generation version of the world-class control system for Hiab loader cranes.

The first to put the new Machinery Directive into practice
Cargotec is the first loader crane manufacturer to develop safety features complying with the new Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) and the loader crane standard EN 12999:2009. Several new features and technological solutions compliant with the Machinery Directive have been designed for Hiab cranes, making them still more efficient and helping to avoid accidents. All of the technical solutions were selected with a focus on the crane users’ needs. One of these new, innovative features is the Variable Stability Limit (VSL). Safety is further enhanced by a warning system with a control panel and remote control connections, warning lights flashing on the support legs, and an upgraded Operator Protection System (OPS).

The next generation of control systems
At IAA, Cargotec will unveil another major technological step in the development of loader cranes’ control systems. Cargotec offers a wide variety of control systems for Hiab loader cranes: CLX, Duo, Pro, HiDuo, and HiPro. Each of these systems embodies the advanced technology, superb quality, and unrivalled reliability for which Hiab solutions are renowned. The HiPro system is the most advanced control system on the loader crane market today. It was originally introduced to the market in 2001. Now, almost a decade later, at IAA, Cargotec proudly presents a still more advanced version of this pioneering solution: the HiPro XSD – developed especially for small to mid-range cranes. The first crane out with the new system is the Hiab XS 111.

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