From March 1, 2019, Danfoss Power Solutions will no longer be a distributor in Norway for Scanreco’s products. Instead, new and old customers are referred to BT Hydraulikk.
BT Hydraulikk can be reached at email@example.com, and by telephone at +47 95031359.
The 400MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the North Sea is, with its production of approximately 1.6 TWh per year, among the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
At the time of construction of the wind farm, Doedijns was awarded the purchase order for the hydraulic and electrical system which offers a large pile gripper frame a reliable and accurate control of placing the foundation pile of the wind turbine correctly.
The finished frame, weighing 625-tons, was then raised on board Seajacks Scylla, the world’s largest wind turbine installation vessel. Its first assignment was the installation of 67 monopiles, each weighing more than 1,300 tons, at the Veja Mate wind farm.
For positioning and control of the 1400-ton capacity gripper frame, a remote control from Scanreco was used.
It works as a hand holding a nail in place to hammer in a beam. The Scanreco remote control worked beautifully for this application and everybody was very happy and proud of how the gripper frame turned out.
In 1991 the first G1 unit left Scanreco. It wasn’t Scanrecos first receiver. The G1 unit was an improved version of the original, G0. Technically improved and maybe more importantly, the G1 was a receiver separated from the rest of the system which meant that it was a lot more economic to service and fix. Compare it to a car, if the wheel goes flat you don’t have to replace the whole car.
The G1 was produced between 1991 to 2008. It was constantly improved over the years and from 1999 it was used together with the Maxi transmitter.
“The G1 unit really opened our eyes for the truck mounted cranes segment of the business. A segment that became the backbone of Scanreco. Although it feels a bit sad to now finally say goodbye to the G1, it is also a testament to the remarkable evolutionary journey Scanreco has made since the introduction of G1”, says Björn Askestig, VP, founder and partner of Scanreco.
The serial delivery of G1 ended in 2008 so it is the final spare parts that are now leaving the shelves. The main reason for the discontinuing of G1 was problem sourcing aluminum-casings. Also, the G1 had hole mounted components, as opposed to today’s systems that are SMD-mounted. G1 was replaced 2009 by the more modern G2/G3-receiver-family.
“The G1 was a very successful product worldwide. It made us a truly global player in this business. However, problems procuring materials and parts from our suppliers along with the fact that we ran out of ID codes for the system finally led us to the decision to stop production”, Björn continues.
In the 28 years the G1 was produced more than 150 000 units were sold worldwide, mainly to Palfinger, HMF, Fassi and also Effer and PM through Fabercom and our network of distributors.
World of Concrete 2019 was a great success for Scanreco North America. The show was held at the Las Vegas convention center. To maximize Scanrecos presence at the show, both booth space and staff members attending the show was increased.
The fair received a large number of attendees and as usual, most of the attendees were operators and concrete placement companies. Many of our current customers reported they had a very busy week. In rough estimates more than a third of the attendees were from Latin America and Mexico, with Mexico representing a large portion of the foreign attendees.
Of all the radio controls presented by the equipment suppliers, Scanreco staff felt we represented 50 percent or more of the radios at the show. This number was a marked improvement over years past. The increase shows the great work of our sales and applications staff this past year.
A highlight of the show was the ACPA’s (American Concrete Pumping Association) new concrete pump training simulator, made by CM Labs. The simulator is a 3D Virtual Reality Training software utilizing a real Scanreco remote control. Scanreco’s Chris Vandermeer was approached by CM Labs this past summer and worked closely with them to provide our remote for the unit. CM labs sold several simulators at the show and will be using our remotes as a standard in the package.
Although the North American construction market appears to be declining in recent months, many of the larger OEM’s we meet during the week, said they expect sales to equal 2018. Many have started the year off with a very large back order. Therefore, as in years past, World of Concrete was a great kick-off to a new year with everyone looking forward to a great 2019.
Scanreco Denmark are exhibiting at hi Tech & Industry Scandinavia 2019 in Herning Denmark
Scanreco Denmark are exhibiting at Transport 2019 in Herning Denmark