Loading safely: Sennebogen 640 Harbour Crane with magnet system

The steel coil & bundles with each of them having about 2 t of weight, daily leave Al-Ezz Steel plant in Alexandria Egypt in great numbers. Recently, the largest steel producer in the Middle East has been relying on two new Sennebogen mobile cranes.

Since the beginning of 2013, two mobile Sennebogen 640 M machines have been working at Al-Ezz Dekheila Steel Co. (EZDK). The company was founded in 1982, and today it is the leading steel producer in Egypt and one of the largest producers in the world with an annual production of 3 million tons. In Dekheila, near Alexandria, approximately 2,800 tons of steel coils and 3400 tons of bundles leave the production plant daily.

The steel coils are loaded by magnet system. For this the Sennebogen machines were factory-equipped with a 25 kW magnet system including a 220 V generator. To satisfy the most rigorous safety criteria, in addition a total of 18 batteries were installed, in order to maintain the magnetic holding force for up to 15 minutes if the need arises which meet the customer safety requirements.

Thanks to the new machine concept, even after a short time, the firm was able to increase productivity by 20%. The two 640 mobile cranes load the 2 tons steel coils and for nearly 10 hours a day. In this regard the machines are in operation at 30 cycles per hour. The responsible persons and operators at EZDK have particular praise for the HD mobile undercarriage and the robust design of the crane boom that withstand even the highest stress levels. The stable design of the duty cycle crane combined with the high level of mobility on the entire production facility make the machines unique and superior to other solutions. For the drivers the comfortable maXcab and the intuitive and easy operability are among the special advantages.


Maarten Zijlmans

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