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Six new Liebherr LH 60 M Industry Litronic Material Handlers for voestalpine

Edited by mhd on 29. Mar. 2018
Biberach an der Riß, Germany

Between 160 and 180 scrap charging boxes are loaded each day for the utilisation of the steelworks. In order to guarantee the five-shift operation runs smoothly 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to supply the crude steel production with high-quality scrap material, optimal machine availability was a key purchasing criterion. Liebherr scored highly with the reliability of its material handlers and with excellent customer service.Each LH 60 M Industry will achieve an average of 6000 operating hours each year, which is why efficiency was extremely important to voestalpine in its choice of machine. A particular challenge in the specification of the machine was that the grabs had to fit perfectly into the carriages being unloaded and at the same time have a high level of stability. As a result, Liebherr worked with voestalpine to develop and test a new bespoke five-tine grab for the LH 60 M Industry: the GMM 80-5 with a 0.9 m³ capacity and opening width of 2.34 m. The latter corresponds exactly to the width of a truck, meaning that the grab is also adapted to the carriage width.

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