News from Greiner

Winter party at Greiner

Posted on 16. January 2023
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Under the motto "Christmas party is canceled - invitation to the winter party" we were at Guttenberg Castle at the beginning of January for a properly knight's meal.

After the hot wine punch reception around the campfire, had delicious food and were entertained by a juggler.

Such excursions in the team as well as our barbecue together once a month are very important to all of us and everyone always looks forward to these activities.


Greiner 120 to flat bed frame bridge for Egger AG in St. Gallen

Posted on 5. January 2023
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The Emil Egger AG has received another special product from us. The flat bed frame bridge with a height of only 320 mm is telescopic and is equipped with shelves, among other things.

Overall, the flat-bed frame bridge is compatible with a Greiner special bridge available from Egger and is therefore also suitable for transporting rail-bound vehicles.

We wish Sven and Christian from Egger AG good work!


New 150-ton Greiner scissor-lift-bridge for Baumann

Posted on 28. July 2022
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Another Greiner bridge has been added to Baumann's fleet this week. In the well-known and proven Greiner scissors lift design, this variant is equipped with a comfortable cabin, generous lift, radio and manual control and the typical Greiner push-out extension. We wish the entire Baumann team many successful and profitable deployments and thank them once again for their trust in our technology!


Greiner 200 tons. lifting system and SEFIRO SF 150.8-E for NKT

Posted on 6. July 2022
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With our GHS-3/200 lifting system for NKT in Cologne, we are making a small contribution to the expansion of the German high-voltage corridor projects “South and Southeast Link”.

The special version of the lifting system has a capacity of 200 tons and is completely manufactured in an NKT-specific special version.

The equipment was completed with the 150 to SEFIRO heavy-duty transporter in a special version. The NKT internal cable drum logistics are now mainly implemented with Greiner equipment, our two products complement each other perfectly.

We are also supporting the energy transition, because the electrically powered SEFIRO is used for the German south-east and south cable routes, among other things.


Greiner HKT-500 (hydraulic climbing tower) and Lifting System GHS-3 540/1000 for RIGA-MAINZ

Posted on 20. December 2021
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The new Greiner HKT-500 (Hydraulic Climbing Tower), which RIGA-MAINZ renamed as Power-Lift-Tower, expands Greiner's product portfolio again.

After a challenging development and construction phase, the system was put through its paces in Ehingen at the beginning of May 2021 with the kind support of Liebherr and subjected to a load test using the impressive LR13000.

As an expansion option, the lifting towers can be equipped with a chassis including a drive unit in the future.

Successful applications have meanwhile taken place in Kornwestheim, Trier and Italy, where bridge structures weighing up to approx. 2,000 tons have been positioned in combination with self-propelled axle lines. RIGA-MAINZ ordered another set of the 1,000 to. Lifting System GHS-3 540/1000. At Greiner, this order was used as an opportunity to completely overhaul the tried-and-tested system from a technical point of view and also to subject it to a facelift. The new lifting system generation from Greiner now has a significantly more compact design with an overall height of only approx. 2,500 mm. The latest monitoring and safety technology is used and all wheels are now driven. A linear synchronization control for larger wheel diameters makes the application even easier. Numerous features can be added to the modular system at any time. The lifting system has also impressively demonstrated its performance in initial use.


Greiner wind tower transport system for Silvasti and Mammoet

Posted on 13. December 2021
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In the meantime, the new Greiner wind tower transport concept has been put through its paces by Ville Silvasti and his team and the first transports in northern Sweden have taken place to the complete satisfaction of the customer.

For this, Silvasti has already received 4 complete units, another 4 units are currently in production for Mammoet / Denmark and the first unit has already been delivered. The project coordinator of these working groups is Rainer Sasse from Luxtrailers.

The new wind tower transport concept is designed for towers with an inner diameter of up to approx. 6,500 mm and a maximum tower weight of 140 tons. The stroke via the scissor lifting element is up to a maximum of 1,500 mm.

The optional front turntable is equipped with a hydraulically part time rocker hydraulics and the system can be "pre-tensioned" with the Greiner HPS (hydraulic-prestressing-system) to stabilize the system or prevent the load from swinging up.

The result is a practical, robust and simple system that not only impresses with its very low weight.


Greiner SEFIRO / McRad special vehicles for AIRBUS in Hamburg

Posted on 8. December 2021
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At the beginning of 2021 we delivered two special SEFIRO to AIRBUS in Hamburg / Finkenwerder. The SEFIRO types "SF 80.8" are listed under the designations McRad4 and McRad5 at AIRBUS and are used for the safe transport of almost all common aircraft segments of the A series.

The two McRad vehicles with the impressive dimensions of 3,450 mm x 16,500 mm have an axle suspension similar to the well-known SEFIRO variants with a special steering lift axle per pendulum axle. The minimum vehicle height is 755 mm with a total of 410 mm lift or axle compensation. The permissible total weight is a good 66 tons.

The drive system is similar to a hybrid version with a 55kW diesel engine and another 30kW electric drive unit. The different aircraft segments are transported on special transport frames. These are automatically centered by the Greiner vehicle, and the load is secured using a load locking system with end position monitoring. The load is picked up and set down in equal lift mode via a levelling system with appropriate distance sensors. In addition, the McRad SEFIROs have an optical, semi-autonomous driving program that is monitored using laser technology, among other things. An extended, comprehensive security and lighting system enables the use at any time.

Immediately after delivery, the two special vehicles were successfully integrated into the production process at AIRBUS and carry out their daily transports there.


Greiner SEFIRO for Jozef Hermans -Industrial Movers- / Venlo:

Posted on 16. March 2020
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A somewhat different and new SEFIRO version were recently delivered to the company Jozef Hermans -Industrial Movers- from Venlo - The Netherlands. CEO Jos Hermans explicitly requested a SEFIRO with a 400 volt drive unit, so that the power supply can be provided either from the local power grid or from a power generator. Depending on the required power, the vehicle can be supplied with any current from 32 to 128 amps. For eventualities, the drive concept is supplemented by an additional diesel power pack.

The base unit consists of 2-axle lines and the 400 volt power pack which is integrated in the unit. 2 additional, each 1-axle line additional modules can be coupled as desired, so that a payload according to the requirements and space conditions of approx. 70 to. up to 140 tons. is possible. Thanks to the modular design, subsequent extensions are always possible without restrictions.

The SEFIRO has been always in use since the recent delivery. The Hermans company is delighted with the extremely low overall height, the comfortable stroke or axle compensation and the 100% maintenance-free axle suspension. An important safety aspect is, that the platform do not move any millimetre during changing the steering programs. With a total of 10 different steering programs and the “Independence steering”, the SEFIRO can actually be maneuvered into every corner.


Open House with rocknight at September 21st and 22nd, 2019.

Posted on 4. September 2019
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In the course of the Neuenstein trade show at September 21st and 22nd, 2019 we opened our gates and invited to open doors days. The special highlight of the entire trade show was the rocknight with "The Blacks" and "Extasy", a professional stage including a spectacular lighting and pyrotechnics show.

We welcomed around 200 customers and business partners from numerous countries. Over the weekend, and especially during the rocknight, several hundred visitors came, which gave the event the necessary framework.

Over the whole weekend we presented ourselves with several exhibits and product presentations. For example, several SEFIRO heavy-duty trailers were presented in different implementations. A special development of this self-propelled heavy-duty trailer was successfully accepted by our representative in Japan -Fujishiro Motors-. Both friends and business partners of Fujishiro and the Japanese end customer made the long journey from Japan to Neuenstein. Furthermore, we presented a rail-bounded!! lifting system in the 700 to. class for ABB transformers with a novel, integrated and calibrated weighing system.

Special attention was also given to a new 160 to. frame railway bridge with integrated and any adjustable rail system for the company Universal Transporte from Paderborn. The combination frame bridge can optionally transport rail-bound vehicles up to a length of approx. 23 meters and, of course, is also suitable for all other heavy-duty goods. Internal electric-hydraulically steered heavy-duty rollers and other exhibits as well as guest exhibitors from other areas rounded off the varied program.

With nightfall on Saturday, many visitors made cozy themselves at the "most stable bar in the world" with just under 1,000 mto. or strengthened by the extensive food and beverage offer. The bar was busy, so late in the day the one or other heavyweight experts trusted the airbrush tattooist and dignified himself. Others unpacked their air guitar and supported the band accordingly or enjoyed the rocknight in animated conversations in the VIP area.


SEFIRO – „heavy duty roller with integrated tool changing system“

Posted on 12. February 2019
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Greiner has recently delivered a SEFIRO in special design with a tool changing system to Schöller-Allibert GmbH in Schwerin and successfully integrated it into the manufacturing process at the customer.

Schöller Allibert invents, develops, designs and produces returnable transit packaging. Schöller-Allibert is active in the key sectors: agriculture, automotive, food, beverage, manufacturing and pooling. Schöller Allibert offers a comprehensive product range with standard and custom-made reusable packaging solutions. Among other things, Schöller Allibert is the market leader for foldable load carriers, beverage crates and trays, stacking containers as well as nest and stack trays, UN certified buckets, plastic pallets, transport trolleys and much more. Among other things, the hydrostatically driven Greiner vehicle is used to change impressive injection molding tools with weights of up to around 100 tons.

The demands placed on Greiner were manifold! Among other things the SEFIRO had to be operated emission-free and have a special tool changing system. A particular challenge was the transfer height of the tools of up to about 1,700 mm. The result was a SEFIRO with electric drive via lithium-ion batteries and a specially developed battery management control system. The hydraulic lift or axle compensation takes place by means of a double steering lift axle with a total of 630 mm lift. With this remarkable stroke, it is by no means inferior to the swinging arm principle with regard to low loading height and in terms of axle compensation. Rather, the Greiner axle suspension system is completely maintenance-free and movements of the platform when lifting or steering are thus excluded. This is an important safety aspect, especially in confined spaces. The detachable tool changing system is equipped with a roller conveyor mechanism, linear guides and a hydrostatic chain drive. With a disassembled tool changing system, the SEFIRO can be used for all other internal heavy duty transports for payloads over 100 tons. Among other things, the hydrostatically driven vehicle has steering programs such as normal, cross, diagonal and circular drive, an electronically-hydraulically controlled synchronisation lifting systems and numerous other features.