Clyde Iron Develops New Crane For Ports And Shipbuilding

Clyde Iron, Newark, Del., a unit of AMCA International Corporation, is now offering a second generation revolving crane—the Clyde Hydra-Whirley™—for shipbuilding, port operations, and heavy construction.

Gantry or barge-mounted, the Clyde Hydra-Whirley combines the power of hydraulics with the versatility of electronics.

While models are available with lift range capacities up to 460 KIPS, this new crane's electronic controls allow ultra-precise positioning, with touch control for delicate movements. Modular construction means that assembly and erection time is reduced 30 percent to 50 percent over conventional cranes, and trouble-shooting can be handled with a minimum of downtime.

The Clyde Hydra-Whirley is designed for five independent motions: swinger, travel, boom, main and whip hoists are individually powered and controlled. A short tail swing brings the operator closer to work areas. Cabs and controls on the Hydra-Whirley are ergodynamically designed for maximum safety, comfort and convenience. The design provides improved protection against the elements and is available in environmental color schemes.

For additional information on the Clyde Hydra-Whirley cranes, contact W.J. Magratten, Clyde Iron, Suite 200, Stockton Building, University Office Plaza, Newark, Del. 19702.

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