Three Growing Trends of Crane in China

With the rapid development of cranes and accessories in recent years, the corporations which focused on the products of the hoisting equipment for automobile production have increased from eleven to fifteen, and nearly twenty companies are manufacturing the crawler cranes. We should be aware of the growing needs of cranes for the speed of modern construction progress. It’s an irreversible fact that the lifting equipments turned into the direction of large-scale, automating, and specialized.

Large-scale
In the new century, the beginning of super crawler cranes comes out gradually at home. The roll-outs of 1000-tonners, 2000-tonners crawler cranes lift the curtain on the rapid development of the super crawler cranes in China.
At that time, the machines which have a load capacity of 5 tons to 10tons accounted for over 50% of the sales. With over-production, price competition became aggressive and the profitability shrinked. However the large-tonnage cranes performed better than the medium and small tonnage ones considering the profits. In view of the development direction of car chassis in domestic, the business opportunities of the heavy duty truck get increased. Manufactures like FAW, DongFeng Auto, and CNHTC were developing the chassis for the heavy duty truck so that the needs of the large-tonnage Bridge Crane increased with the prosperity of chassis market. In 2011, the machines with a load capacity more than 10 tons accounted for 30% of the sales, and the number increased to 33% in the first half of this year. In the following years, there is greater space for the large-tonnage, serial bridge crane in light of the increasing market needs.
Along with the mega projects come into operation, the hoisting and transferring of materials provide a broad developing room for the cranes. The career prospect gets glorious for the ever-increasing market demands.

Automation
The rapid expansion of the hoisting industry promotes the application of automation products. Although the employ of the automation is still at a relative low level, the crane manufactures and the users realize that the merits of using automation products stage by stage.

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Specialty
With the infrastructure construction such as the electric power, petrochemical industry, and transportation has attained its peak, the hoisting industry markets have developed quickly, and the trend of large-scale crane has become irreversible. The market needs more high-capacity cranes to reduce production costs, save labors and resources. More speedy cranes mean higher requirements about the power consumption, control complexity, and functions. It is essential for cranes to have the characteristics of easy operation, high safety, stable function, easy maintenance in consideration of acting as an important part of automatic process. Additionally, the cost-effective cranes will have a greater market in the future.

Therefore specialized lifting equipments are invented and put into use constantly to meet the needs of nuclear plant, paper mill, waste treatment plant, etc. Cranes with special functions are created to match up the working environment, such as rot-proof crane, blast-proof crane and insulating crane and so on. The functions of the traditional gantry cranes for railway construction and shipbuilding are upgraded to promote the adaptability to the surroundings.