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Liebherr Adds Features, Models to Crane Planner Software

Feb. 13, 2022 – The latest version, 2.0, of Liebherr’s Crane Planner lift planning software includes even more crane models and functional features.

The updated version includes all Liebherr crawler cranes with lifting capacities to 300 tonnes (330-USt), including the LR 1250.1 unplugged, the LR 1200.1 unplugged, and the HS8070.

The software now includes more Liebherr LTM mobile cranes, too. Joining the LTM 1750-9.1 are the LTM 1650-8.1, LTM 1450-8.1, LTM 1300-6.2, LTM 1250-5.1 and LTM 1230-5.1. And more telescopic-boom mobile cranes are being added at regular intervals.

The LTM 1350-6.1 will be the first. Users of the current version will automatically receive the new crane models and functions -- free -- following the update.

That also includes the new distance tool that enables objects such as machines and buildings to be positioned relative to each other with centimeter precision.


Plan Without CAD

The Liebherr Crane Planner 2.0 helps users to identify solutions and procedures for their lifting work in advance, both for crawler cranes and for mobile cranes.

The tool combines interactive 3D visualization of the machines, the loads, and surrounding objects, complete with dimensions, a positioning tool, and Google Maps, without the need for expensive CAD programs or high-performance computers.

The plan can be exported as a report and sent to the customer. That means that even smaller crane contractors can compete for large tenders.

The combination of an attractive, three-dimensional user interface and the exact machine data of the load moment limitation from the Liccon crane control system is unique. The data displayed in Crane Planner 2.0 are determined using exactly the same calculation logic as the live data generated by the real mobile and crawler cranes. Key data such as ground pressures, support pressures, lifting capacities, and centers of gravity are calculated simultaneously. Each time the configuration, load, or geometry is changed, a new calculation is carried out.


Two Versions, Both Easy to Use

Challenging planning tasks can be completed professionally in 2D using the Free version. The range of functions is similar to the time-tested Liccon work planner.

The Pro version also contains detailed, interactive 3D models of the cranes, as well as a library with various 3D objects such as buildings, roads, machines, or loads. Map views from Google Maps and 3D data can be included in the display in the correct scale.

Ease of use was the main priority during the development of Crane Planner 2.0. No special expertise is required to use the program and apart from a standard PC, no additional hardware is required.

The program can be downloaded and installed to a PC from the Crane Planner home page. A free licence for the Free version, or the fee-based Pro version can be obtained from the licence shop.


Free Trial of Pro Version

A Trial version lets users enjoy a 30-day free trial of the Pro version. While using Crane Planner 2.0, the calculations of the machine planning data, such as lifting capacities, support, and ground pressures, are carried out online to ensure that they are always up to date.


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