Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has entered the record books thanks to the remarkable heavy lift capabilities of its latest reachstacker, named Super Gloria. The company also revealed it has received its first order for the giant piece of MHE.
The reachstacker lifted a steel component weighing over 100 tonnes in front of an invited audience on 12th September at Kalmar's multi-assembly unit in Lidhult, Sweden.
The new DRG1000-92 ZXS reachstacker range is the world's largest industrial reachstacker in Kalmar's hugely successful Gloria range. It boasts a completely new design, developed to meet customer's critical specifications with lift capacities up to 120 tonnes depending on application.
The Super Gloria model has been augmented with a specially raised cab to enhance visibility and a wheelbase of 9.25m to provide maximum stability.
Commenting on the event, Stefan Johansson, director, sales and marketing, Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers, said: "Lidhult is the home of Kalmar reachstackers. This small village, deep in the forests of Småland in southern Sweden, serves as the product development centre for Kalmar mobile equipment. Given the local involvement in developing this world record-breaking machine, it is fitting that the team involved share in making a little history."
Meanwhile, Kalmar has revealed it has received an order from Egon Evertz KG for the first Super Gloria. The machine will be operated at Salzgitter Flachstahl for handling hot and cold steel slabs. The design and build project was completed by Kalmar in 12 months.
The Evertz Group, based in Solingen, Germany has specialised in serving steel mills all over the world with products and as service provider for over 50 years. Through the constant improvement of techniques, procedures and parts for steel production, it has become the leading name in the industry. Kalmar's solution was devised to meet Egon Evertz's increasing requirement to handle heavier loads.
Mr Mößner, representative of Egon Evertz, said: "Kalmar was the only company that could design and build to our specification and meet the time frame required. We have been experiencing consistent growth throughout our business and as steel slabs increase in size we needed an innovative solution to handle these huge loads reliably and safely. We are certainly impressed with how Kalmar responded to our brief and also proud to have the world's biggest reachstacker as part of our fleet."
Super Gloria will be handling new 50-tonne mega steel slabs, measuring 2.7m wide, 12m long and 350mm thick. The machine is equipped with both an electric lift magnet for handling slabs in cold conditions and a hydraulic slab grab for hot conditions (up to 800°C).
Dan Pettersson, senior vice president, mobile equipment at Kalmar, commented: "We are delighted that, once again, Kalmar is making history. Super Gloria is a very impressive feat of engineering and is indicative of the commitment we have to meeting our customer's needs. It's also a notable achievement that the Kalmar team designed, built and delivered the world's largest reachstacker within just 12 months."