Demag V-type crane triumphs in Red Dot Awards

  • Award success at prestigious product design competition
  •  International recognition for the unique crane girder design
  •  Second award for the V-type design

The Demag V-type crane has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, which is a major worldwide award scheme for product innovation. The international judging panel, comprising designers, design professors and trade journalists from 25 nations, made the award in the machinery product category, in recognition of the innovative crane girder design.

The Red Dot accolade follows on from the success of the patent pending   V-type crane design at the prestigious iF Design Award at the beginning of February. Andreas Hambrock, Head of the Universal Cranes business line of Terex Material Handling, stated:

“We are proud that the Demag V-type crane has now impressed two international judging panels. With its dynamic and translucent V-profile, our unique crane girder fulfils all the requirements of high class design.”

In total, around 5,000 products from 56 countries were submitted for the Red Dot Award: Product Design, in this its 60th year. As the winning product, the Demag
V-type crane will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 at a special exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, and will be part of the museum’s permanent exhibition in the following months.

The new Demag crane design is characterised by its V-shaped structure, comprising vertical struts and tapered diaphragm joints, to create a honeycomb structure, using material only where it is needed. The V-type crane also offers significant technical advantages compared with conventional closed box-section girder or I-beam girder cranes. Its innovative architecture reduces the vibration frequency by 30%, lowers the weight by an average of 17% and doubles the lifetime to over 500,000 load changes. As a result, the V-type girder concept offers significantly greater efficiency in load transport and higher handling rates.

About Terex Material Handling

Terex MHPS GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of crane technology with Demag industrial cranes and crane components. The core competence of the Terex Material Handling business group lies in the development, design and production of technically sophisticated cranes, hoists and components and the provision of sales support and services for these products. Terex Material Handling manufactures at 19 locations on five continents and reaches its customers thanks to its presence in more than 60 countries.

About Terex Corporation
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.