Liebherr has launched the latest version of its lift planning software, which now includes a variety of new cranes, as well as a new distance tool.
Crane Planner 2.0 is Liebherr’s lift planning and visualisation tool. The new release features the following cranes: LTM 1650-8.1, LTM 1450-8.1, LTM 1300-6.2, LTM 1250-5.1 and LTM 1230-5.1.
Additional telescopic mobile cranes are being added to the software at regular intervals. The LTM 1350-6.1 will be the first of these.
Users of the current version will enjoy the benefit of the new crane models and functions, automatically and free of charge, following an update. This also includes the new distance tool, which enables objects such as machines and buildings to be positioned relative to each other with centimetre precision.
The tool combines an interactive 3D visualisation of the machines, the loads and surrounding objects with dimensions, a positioning tool and Google Maps, without the need for CAD programs or high performance computers. The results of the planning process can be exported in the form of a report and sent to the customer.
Key data such as ground pressures, support pressures, lifting capacities and centres of gravity are calculated simultaneously. Each time the configuration, load or geometry is changed, a new calculation is carried out.
Challenging planning tasks can be completed professionally in 2D using the free version. The pro version contains detailed, interactive 3D models of the cranes, as well as a library with various 3D objects such as buildings, roads, machines or load objects. Map views from Google Maps and 3D data can be included in the display in the correct scale.
No special expertise is required to use the program and apart from a standard PC, no additional hardware is required.