11 July 2019, 10:59
Introducing SPX532, the new model of Jekko mini crane that marks a sea change between the old and new design system. A more intuitive, cutting edge and easy to use mini crane
The Jekko mini crane “grows up” and takes a brand new direction in which concepts such as simplicity, immediacy, performance and efficiency come together in the same machine.
We are talking about the new SPX532 - developed by the Italian company, an international leader in the mini crane sector - that incorporates important innovations such as a cutting-edge stabilising system, a sophisticated electronic and hydraulic system, greater ease of use, increased lifting capacity, an updated design and a new and user friendly radio remote control.
“The new SPX532 project is the result of having listened to the precise needs of an increasingly large and continuously evolving market, that of special lifting – explains Jekko Export Manager Alberto Franceschini - Our pioneering experience gained over twenty years in the mini crane sector, combined with comprehensive knowledge of the truck-mounted crane sector, has allowed Jekko to develop a product that combines sophisticated solutions used in the world of mobile cranes with the simplicity and sturdiness typical of truck-mounted cranes.
The SPX532 signals a very important change in direction in the design and creation of new products, which will inevitably impact on the development of future products. Machines that are not only innovative and sophisticated as they were in the past, but also easy to use and available to an increasingly wide customer base.”
The result is the most intuitive mini crane of all time, able to guarantee high level performance. The largest mini crane in its segment able to pass through a single door, it offers substantial lifting capacity in relation to its weight, dimensions and stabilization area. Important new features include the 1 tonne hydraulic jib, the maximum height of which, at 17.3 metres, can be compared to that of a higher category of crane, and an updated design with more sophisticated and resistant materials, so a column reinforced with two pistons and a sump that are no longer in fibreglass but in steel.
New performance levels
The SPX532 stands out for its maximum lifting capacity of 3.2 tonnes. The biggest new feature is the possibility to lift using both the hookblock and hoist method. The stability system has been updated so that slewing goes from 0° to 90° for each outrigger (previously 0° to 45°); it is also possible to adjust outrigger tilting angle. This allows for more stabilization areas and more work areas, allowing the crane to work in conditions that would never have been possible before, all thanks to a sophisticated yet simple sensor system.
New jib position
The position of the resting jib is initially found inside the column, the jib easily installed thanks to an innovative hooking system. This means a significant reduction in jib installation and disassembly times. The operator can therefore decide to store the jib in three ways, the jib either at rest on the column, on the ground or resting under the main arm. The first two ways allow the operator to work with the main arm, the last with the jib installed, with the great advantage of not having to put it to rest until the work is finished (as was necessary with the previous versions). Thanks to a double pump, the jib also allows for simultaneous use of both the extension and angle functions, for greater flexibility and precision.
New hydraulic system
The SPX532 is equipped with a sophisticated hydraulic system that allows the crane to work with smooth and extremely precise movements. This is possible thanks to the use of the digital hydraulic pump that, together with the control electronics and an intuitive radio remote control, allows for active dynamic control of the crane’s movements, so the customer can select the ideal work method based on site requirements.
User friendly radio remote control
The new Jekko radio remote control is designed to be user friendly. All mini crane functions can be activated or deactivated directly via the radio remote control, using selectors that link to intuitive screens. Four different configurations can be selected on the radio remote control to facilitate the operator’s work and guide the various operations: pick & carry, crane, outrigger ascent and descent, belts and crossbeam slewing.
Engine: both battery and diesel/electric
Always attentive to environmental issues, Jekko offers the best lithium battery solution available on the market, the fruit of five years of investment and research. The SPX532 is available in an “environmentally friendly” lithium battery version, top of the range in terms of its lifespan and charging speed. Alternatively, the SPX532 comes with a diesel engine combined with a single phase (220V - 2.2 kW) or three phase electric motor (400V - 5.5 kW). Depending on the workplace and requirements, the operator can easily switch from one solution to the other with significant flexibility of use.
Thanks to the J-Connect system and the use of a data SIM, the SPX532 can be connected to the internet. Via a specifically created portal, the crane can be monitored remotely by the customer, vendor and Jekko technical support staff.
Thanks to its numerous innovations, the SPX532 has already received significant interest at the recent 2019 edition of Bauma. The fact it is a simple and intuitive machine makes it ideal for both end users and rental fleets.
It is the most high-performance single door crane (of width less than 80 cm) on the market and can be used for work in both confined spaces, particularly in the glass market, and open areas in the industrial maintenance and building sectors.
“It will be the most high-performing single door machine on the market - explains Jekko CEO Diego Tomasella - The SPX532 is the first mini crane created as part of the project to update the entire range and this result is possible thanks to the use of sophisticated materials and easily controlled electronics. Our markets of reference are primarily Germany, Holland and Belgium, followed by France, Spain, UK, Italy, Asia, the Middle East and America. Expectations are high and the numerous orders already received at Bauma confirm that we are moving in the right direction”.
JEKKO SPX532 characteristics
Dimensions: 3255 x 770 x 1960 mm
Maximum lifting capacity: 3200 kg
Weight: 2350 kg (excluding optionals)
Engine: D902-E4B diesel + single and three phase electric motor + battery
Maximum height (with jib): 17.3 m
Maximum reach (with jib): 14.8 m
Slewing: continuous 360°
Source: Jekko s.r.l.