For the first time, a Cometto Bladelifter type BladeMAX650 has been used in combination with a Faymonville ModulMAX type AP-M. It was the maiden voyage for our Japanese customer Jousai UnyuKiko Co., Ltd. that has received this impressive combination via our official Japanese partner Bando Motor Industry Co., Ltd.
Company Jousai is a key player in Japan for renewable energy projects. To handle the final transport step of wind blades to their installation site, the experts opts for this powerful BladeMAX650 with a modular ModulMAX AP-M.
A bladelifter allows to pass the blade with the necessary maneuverabilty in difficult areas with less space. The adapter by Cometto permits raise up to an angle of almost 90°, swivel and rotate by 360 degrees the blades around their own axis. A third vertical rotary axis has been integrated, additionally enabling a lateral swivel angle of 20 degrees. The operator has the necessary flexibility to adapt the position of the rotor blade according to the situation.
Safety is crucial
For a maximum safety with these long freights, the BladeMAX650 relies on its patented tilt kinematics. Thanks to this levering device, the position of the centre of gravity remains constantly stable. And the stability control system collects all safety-relevant data from diverse sensors and sends them to the central control unit. The operator has everything at a glance and monitors safety. Besides BladeMAX650, there also BladeMAX800 and BladeMAX1000 as additional product types within this Cometto series.
AP-M for three modes
The AP-M principle describes a 3,000 millimetres wide module that combines the supporting assist mode with the self-propelled mode and the classic trailer mode. The motorized axles of the ModulMAX can be engaged and disengaged at any speed. The modules build up on a dual-link patented suspension system allowing a perfect spread of the forces and bending moments. Another strengths are the 650 millimetres stroke and 45 tons payload capacity per axle line.
Date of publication: 01/2024