Haulotte gets closer to the stars
On 29 April 2021, China successfully launched the core module of its space station, known as CSS (China Space Station), into orbit. Haulotte (mobile) elevated work platforms ((M)EWP) have been working at the Wenchang spacecraft launch site for the assembly and testing stage of this central piece of the future station.
The construction of China’s space station is underway. Haulotte MEWPs contributed to the success of the mission during the assembly process of the 16.6m module, named Tianhe.
With smooth elevating and driving functions due to its AC motors, the Star 10 vertical mast lets operators work comfortably. Control and manoeuvring while elevated is intuitive and precise. Because of the narrow turning radius, operators can manoeuvre in the most restricted spaces. The 3m outreach vertical jib allows access to the most difficult-to-reach worksites.
Robust, the HA15 IP electric articulating boom has a compact size which allows easy driving and operation in the tightest spaces. A horizontal outreach of 8.65m and fully proportional controls provides this mobile elevating work platform with productivity and comfort up to 15m high.
Tim Mo, marketing manager at Haulotte China says, “We are pleased to be part of this historic project, which highlights the performance and reliability of our equipment.”
This is not the first time that the Haulotte has participated in a Chinese space programme. In 2003, Haulotte’s articulating booms had contributed to the success of the first Chinese manned flight – the Shenzhou 5 mission.