Reduction in consumption and ecological sustainability

Fassi's research is involved in two technological areas to limit fuel consumption: reduction in crane weight and intelligent communication between the truck engine and crane operations.

At Fassi we feel it is possible to concretely make choices which reduce consumption during the production cycle, but even more importantly, during daily crane use. A crane which moves always determines consumption, and it is precisely in this direction that it is possible to design and apply interventions to reduce its incidence. We are convinced that we can actively participate in the goal of a healthier and less polluted environment. We share the efforts of that economy that aims at reducing consumption as a high priority focus, with the dual intent of creating an ecologically sustainable well-being and at the same time without arresting development, but actually encouraging it. As emphasised in many of the most authoritative world economic forums, conditions already exist so that industrial development can go hand in hand with greater attention towards ecological sustainability. It is a question of choices and responsibility, as the new President of the United States wanted to underline during his inauguration speech.

Fassi's research is actively committed to two parallel, connected fronts, basically aimed at the reduction of crane weight and optimisation of the communication between truck and crane. The objective to reduce weight is mainly aimed at limiting fuel consumption during truck movements. To achieve this goal it is possible to act both on the crane weight and some structural needs connected with its equipment. The decision to use highly resistant steels for Fassi cranes, lets us significantly reduce the weight of the heaviest parts of the machine, obtaining greater robustness at the same time and an excellent physical-mechanical response to stress. Valuable highly resistant steels, which are supplied only by worldwide industry leaders, make it possible to manufacture cranes with larger dimensions while significantly reducing their weight. If these steels were not used it would be impossible to create a crane like the Fassi F1500AXP, or make a Fassi F950AXP so versatile. Lower weight cranes also mean fewer "load" needs on the frames and reinforcements which characterise the equipment, with new advantages in terms of limiting consumption.

Fassi's new field of research is aimed at implementing a proactive and two-way communication between the truck and crane. It is a matter of electronics and intelligent management of the power used via the vehicle power take-off. Our target is a constant interchange of information, so that the truck engine, and thus its fuel consumption, is metered and used exactly how and when it is needed, reducing waste to a minimum. Once again electronics has proven to be an important conquest for the evolution of our sector. And at Fassi we pursue advanced projects thanks to the experience gained in this field.

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s aim to meet different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.