Kranwerke AG Mannheim

Kranwerke AG Mannheim

Kranwerke AG Mannheim

KW - Kranwerke AG continues the tradition of Mannheim crane construction. Our main focus is supplying overhead cranes, floating cranes, and gantry and level luffing cranes, as well as special solutions for hoisting gear. The company leads the market in fully automated overhead travelling cranes especially in German-speaking Europe.

Company details

Claus-von-Stauffenberg-Straße 11-15 , Mannheim , D-68163 Germany
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Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

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The crane has been designed using the tried-and-tested single girder construction – the other 3 cranes that were built in Mannheim in 1984, 1991 and 1997 are of the same design – where a totally consistent load distribution across the wheels is ensured by way of a hinge support inside the pendulum prop.

All drives are are continuously variable and enable current regeneration during service braking and are controlled via a failsafe PLC control. This means apart from crane and crane runway, the environment as well is protected.

Redundant converter systems ensure high availability.

Incorporated in the crane is a semi-automatic drive to set container spaces. To this end a radio wave distance measuring device has been implemented: Fibre-optic cables in the mains supply enable the crane being integrated retrospectively into a terminal management software solution.

Another order from the Frankenbach Container Terminals GmbH Mainz awarded to KW Kranwerke AG Mannheim consists of the conversion, assembly and commissioning of a 2-carrier container gantry crane with cable bracing that already exists at the Frankenbach firm.

This crane has been modified to suit the requirements of rail freight handling at the new terminal by increasing the tracks from 22 to 24.5m, extending the land-side cantilever and the usable water-side trolley route, and by extending the supports to move 1 over 3 containers.  Equipped with new components, new electrics and new controls, the crane now boasts state-of-the-art technology.


As an independent specialist, we can offer you solutions tailored to your requirements.

From concept formulation and planning through to successful completion, we stand at your side as your partner.

Young specialists and qualified and knowledgeable engineers with decades of experience in lifting gear construction combine to form the KW team.