Patents Assigned to Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
  • Patent number: 10287141
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lattice piece for a crane boom consisting of a first and a second lattice section element, each comprising a first chord member which extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the lattice section element, a second chord member which extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal direction of the lattice section element, a first web member which is firmly connected with the first chord member and the second chord member, and preferably extends in the plane defined by the first chord member and the second chord member, wherein a first web member is firmly connected with the first chord member and rises from a plane defined by the first chord member and the second chord member, wherein at its end facing away from the first chord member the second web member includes a fastening means for a releasable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Orlean, Uwe Frommelt
  • Patent number: 10207904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a [crane], particularly crawler crane or mobile crane, with at least one monitoring and simulation means, by means of which a state of the crane can be monitored and/or simulated, wherein the monitoring and simulation means comprise at least one input means and at least one output means, and wherein, by means of the monitoring and simulation means, the change in state, particularly the bearing load curve of the crane, and particularly also the movement of the crane and/or of the boom of the crane, can be represented at any time, and/or a possible state and/or a possible change in state of the crane, particularly the bearing load curve of the crane, can be simulated and/or represented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-WERK EHINGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Morath, Peter Abel, Edwin Cettinich
  • Patent number: 10202262
    Abstract: A crane may include a travelable undercarriage, a superstructure rotatably supported thereon with a luffable boom system arranged thereon and a derrick boom, with an auxiliary crane being used as derrick ballast. In The auxiliary crane may be driven onto a ballast base plate attached to the derrick boom for the alignment of the boom system in order to thus form at least a large portion of the counter-weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Willim, Uwe Frommelt, Jens Koenneker
  • Patent number: 10196246
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hydraulic control circuit for crane slewing gear having directional valves arranged in work lines and controllable separately for the inflow and outflow to the hydraulic motor for the carrying out of a rotational movement of the slewing gear, wherein an inflow valve serves the control of the oil inflow from a hydraulic pump via the work line to the hydraulic motor and an outflow valve is provided via which the hydraulic motor can be relieved to the tank, wherein the work lines are each connected via at least one check valve to a common inlet of the outflow valve to relieve the hydraulic motor independently of the direction of rotation of the slewing gear via an outflow valve into the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Gebele
  • Patent number: 10189683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile crane having an undercarriage and a superstructure rotatable with respect to the undercarriage about an axis of rotation and having a ballast receiving apparatus arranged at the superstructure and having at least one ballasting cylinder for receiving ballast. In accordance with the invention, the position of the ballasting cylinders receiving the ballast is varied in the ballast receiving apparatus such that the ballast can be received in positions of different distances from the axis of rotation of the superstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Bitz, Lars Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 10167176
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for the automatic telescoping of the boom system of a crane, in particular of a mobile crane, having at least one telescopic boom, and having a rope and a winch for pivoting the boom. The method comprises measuring an actual value of the boom angle of the boom and actuating, in particular automatically, the winch in dependence on the measured boom angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Willim, Engelbert Haebe
  • Patent number: 10138096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the automatic movement of the boom system of a crane, in particular a mobile crane, with at least two boom elements. The process includes the following steps: measuring of at least one control parameter and in particular automatic actuation of at least one drive of the boom system depending on the measured control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaus Muench, Robert Krutz
  • Patent number: 10138095
    Abstract: The present application relates to a mobile crane comprising a telescopic boom which has a hinged section and at least one telescopic section which can be telescoped out of it, or to a crawler-mounted crane. In accordance with one embodiment, as a position detection device, it has at least one transducer in the form of an inductively operating transponder, a receiver unit for the sensing of the position of the transducer, a control device for control in dependence on a signal of the receiver unit, as well as a signal transmission device in the form of a databus for the transmission of the signal data from the receiver unit to the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Erwin Morath
  • Patent number: 10124993
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating a crane with a traversable undercarriage, an uppercarriage rotatably mounted on the same with luffing main boom and derrick boom arranged thereon, wherein an auxiliary crane with telescopic boom as derrick ballast is connected with the crane and via the telescopic boom of the auxiliary crane the derrick ballast radius is adjusted. According to the present disclosure, a suspended ballast is lifted in addition to the auxiliary crane provided as derrick ballast for erecting the main boom, wherein first the auxiliary crane is lifted, before the suspended ballast is lifted, when necessary. The present disclosure also relates to a crane for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Willim
  • Patent number: 10072393
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a telescopic sliding beam for supporting a work machine comprising a sliding beam box and an internal sliding beam that is outwardly telescopically supported in the sliding beam box. The sliding beam box and the internal sliding beam have an opening in the peripheral region, with the openings overlapping one another in an outwardly telescoped state, and with a bolt being able to be introduced into the overlapping openings. The sliding beam box has an abutment at its inner side and the internal sliding beam has an abutment at its outer side, with the abutment of the sliding beam box and the abutment of the internal sliding beam contacting one another in an outwardly telescoped state such that a further pulling of the internal sliding beam out of the sliding beam box is suppressed. The invention furthermore comprises a work machine comprising this telescopic sliding beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Henkel
  • Patent number: 10011465
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mobile crane with a vehicle framework and at least one support device positioned on the vehicle framework, whereby the at least one support device comprises a sliding beam box and at least one sliding beam supported therein in a telescopable manner, whereby the sliding beam box consists of a fixed partial sliding beam box and of a detachable partial sliding beam box, and whereby the fixed partial sliding beam box is firmly fixed to the mobile crane, particularly on the vehicle framework, and the detachable partial sliding beam box is detachably connected or connectable with the fixed partial sliding beam box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Boos
  • Patent number: 10005646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a boom element for a telescopic boom, in particular a telescopic section or a pivotal piece of a telescopic boom, wherein the boom element has a substantially box-shaped hollow structure and wherein at least one component of a pinning system is arranged in at least one of the corner edges of the box-shaped hollow structure, wherein at least one further boom element located in the boom element and/or about the boom element can be pinned to the boom element by means of the pinning system for the purpose of fixing, and wherein the component of the pinning system is and/or includes at least one pin mount and/or at least one pin guide in which the at least one pin is guided and/or movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Willim
  • Patent number: 9975741
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile work machine, in particular a mobile crane, having an undercarriage and a superstructure, wherein at least one outrigger is provided at the undercarriage for supporting the work machine in a first work position, wherein the outrigger comprises at least one sliding beam box, at least one sliding beam displaceable therein and at least one outrigger cylinder provided at the sliding beam, and wherein an additional extension is provided in a second work position of the work machine, said additional extension being coupled to the work machine at least via a first connection point and a second connection point, wherein the second connection point is provided at a mount of a piston rod of an outrigger cylinder. The present disclosure is furthermore directed to a corresponding extension and to a method for adjusting a corresponding work machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Yggve Richter
  • Patent number: 9957141
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining the admissible load capacity of a crane, in which the load capacity is determined in dependence on at least one first and one second parameter and which comprises a first step, in which the load capacity for the value of the first parameter with different values of the second parameter is determined by calculation or by interpolation or extrapolation on the basis of known values of the load capacity with specific values of the first parameter, and which comprises a second step, in which the determination of the load capacity for the second parameter is performed on the basis of the values of the load capacity determined in the first step for different values of the second parameter by calculation or by interpolation or extrapolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Abel, Helmut Spaeth
  • Patent number: 9908751
    Abstract: A telescopic boom for a crane has at least two telescopable telescoping sections in the form of lattice pieces, each of which exhibits a hollow structure that has in essence the shape of a box. The bottom chords of adjacent sections have in each instance a pinning structure to provide for pinning to each other during normal crane operations. By way of the design of at least the outer telescoping section, at least some of the force that is introduced into the pinned joint can be dissipated into the top chord of the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Brzoska
  • Patent number: 9890020
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a crane having a travelable undercarriage and a superstructure which is rotatably supported thereon, to which a boom is luffably connected in an articulated manner, on the one hand, and a counterweight arrangement is telescopically supported, on the other hand. In accordance with the present disclosure, the counterweight arrangement comprises a U-shaped frame in which a likewise U-shaped counterweight frame is telescopically guided. The counterweight plates forming the counterweight are separated into two stacks which are each longitudinally displaceably guided on a side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Willim
  • Patent number: 9821985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a crane having an undercarriage with a swivel connection and having a superstructure rotatably supported thereon via the swivel connection and comprising at least one boom system arranged at said superstructure and luffable about a luffing axis or a self-climbing tower slewing crane rotatably supported thereon via the swivel connection. In accordance with the invention, the undercarriage has a pot as a central component which, on the one hand, receives the swivel connection. Furthermore, however, the pivotable supports can also be pivotally connected to it. Side members are present at mutually oppositely disposed sides and at least one traveling gear can respectively connected to them with at least one degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Willim
  • Patent number: 9815668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crane, in particular to a crawler crane or mobile crane having at least one monitoring and simulation means by means of which a state of the crane can be monitored and/or simulated, wherein the monitoring and simulation means has at least one input means and at least one output means and wherein the actual state and/or state development of the crane and/or of the boom of the crane can be displayed by means of the monitoring and simulation means and/or a possible state and/or possible state development of the crane can be simulated and/or displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LIEBHERR-WERK EHINGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Morath, Edwin Cettinich
  • Patent number: 9751733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a collar bearing for a telescopic boom for the sliding support of two telescopic sections in the collar region of the outer telescopic section, wherein the collar bearing includes fixing means, whereby the collar bearing selectively is releasably connectable with the outer or inner telescopic section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Engelbert Häbe, Ralf Schörle
  • Patent number: 9738495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lattice piece for a crane boom comprising at least two lattice piece parts which are separably connected to one another in the longitudinal direction by means of one or more releasable connection points, wherein one or more lattice piece parts have one or more longitudinal tubes at least sectionally in the region of the connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Bohnacker, Ulrich Wiedemann, Thomas Klaiber