Liebherr Showcases Component Solutions for Dredging at SMM

At the international trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology (SMM) in Hamburg, the Liebherr Components division is presenting its new component solutions for dredging.

With the components for dredging industry, Liebherr is opening up a new field in the maritime industry. In doing so, the company offers complete solutions consisting of winch gear, holding brakes, electric and hydraulic motors.

Planetary plug-in gearboxes are installed, for example, in winches on cutter suction dredgers or hopper suction dredgers for moving the suction arms.

Liebherr winch gearboxes are characterized by their compact design. Moreover, multiple tooth meshes within the planetary gear stages enable highest performance, whereas the drum bearings inside the gearbox are designed specifically for use in winches with high service life requirements and maintenance-friendly operation.

In 2014, Liebherr offered its planetary plug-in gearboxes for dredgers for the first time. The customer, Royal IHC equipped his applications also with hydraulic motors from Liebherr.

Liebherr is currently working with IHC on the technical design for gear ring rope winches in order to incorporate the component manufacturing requirements of the customer.