Mini Crane Targets Versatility
Microcranes, Inc. introduces the ISO Certified M1 Global Model Microcrane. A manufacturer in the mini crane industry, the company focuses on developing, producing and distributing eco-friendly battery powered or electric, small, portable lifting equipment used indoors, outdoors and on roof tops. The M1 Global design fits through 36 in. doorways, narrow aisles and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22 ft. tip height.
The new M1 Global hydraulic pick & carry portable crane is rated at 2,000 lbs. (905kg) (no operator license required) and has a hook height of 20’-3” (6.1m). It is only 30 in. (762mm) wide and weighs 1,800 lbs. (816kg) with 300 lbs. of removable counterweights to reduce weight while transporting.
The multi-purpose lifting crane has several configurations including a roof top configuration allowing floor to floor or ground to roof lifting of materials of up to 7 stories.
The ISO Certified M1 Global is built to ASME standards, exceeds OSHA standards and is CE Certified to meet international standards for the USA and Canada, Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South America and other territories that look to a CE mark for a measure of conformity. Safety features include an upper limit switch (anti-two-block), 1.5 load safety factor, 4:1 rated hook with safety latch, brakes on rear and front wheels, brake on winch, dual stop points on four piece boom and a winch shield.
A small footprint is intentional for transport. But, like a transformer, the machine unfolds from the sides and back for stabilization, and the four piece boom extends to a 22 ft. tip height. Users can easily raise and lower the hydraulic boom with hand controls, and raise or lower live loads with a DC power winch powered by 24v deep cycle battery power with an on-board charger. The line speed is 30 FPM (9m/min.). The M1 Global Model can also be made in stainless steel for clean room environments.
“We work with many industries, from start-ups to fortune 100 companies around the globe to provide equipment for tight spaces and alternatives to renting or buying expensive large cranes," says Josh Clark, CEO and founder of Microcranes. "Our cranes are used in industrial building, glazing, HVAC, maintenance, aircraft/aerospace, steel, marine, stone, military, manufacturing, utilities, auto and energy.”