Introducing the ML 1.5 FX: The Compact Tracked Transporter Revolutionizing Material Handling
AlmaCrawler, a leading innovator in AWP manufacturing and more recently material handling solutions, is thrilled to unveil its latest breakthrough product, the ML 1.5 FX, at the APEX 2023 show in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on June 6th. This fully electric tracked transporter is set to revolutionize the way industries handle materials, providing exceptional performance and efficiency, following suit with the Italian companies other Multi-Loader range products.
AlmaCrawler has a strong reputation for pioneering cutting-edge access equipment and material handling solutions that cater to the evolving needs of various industries. With a relentless commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing technological advancements, the company has consistently delivered exceptional products that empower businesses worldwide.
Designed with precision and versatility in mind, the ML 1.5 FX is specifically tailored for crane rental companies, industrial material handling, routine and extraordinary maintenance operations, and the glass and glazing sector. With its compact size and impressive transport capacity of up to 1500kg, the ML 1.5 FX offers unprecedented versatility. It enables seamless movement and precise positioning of heavy loads, enhancing operational efficiency across various industries. This innovative solution empowers operators to navigate tight spaces and maneuver effortlessly, maximizing productivity while reducing downtime.
One of the ML 1.5 FX‘s standout features is its fully electric drive system, setting new standards in sustainability and operational excellence. Equipped with two powerful electric motors generating a robust 10.6kW of power, the ML 1.5 FX ensures immediate traction and accelerates to a maximum speed of 2.8km/h. The two-speed functionality allows operators to choose between optimal speed and power, depending on the task at hand.
By eliminating the need for hydraulic oil, this design minimizes environmental impact while enhancing safety and reliability.
The electric drive system delivers exceptional performance while eliminating the need for hydraulic oil. This design feature not only makes the ML 1.5 FX IP67 rated, but also enhances operational and environmental safety.
Powered by 55Ah AGM batteries, the ML 1.5 FX boasts remarkable efficiency. With a charging time of just 6 hours, the batteries provide uninterrupted operation, eliminating the need for maintenance. Additionally, the transporter’s ground clearance of 4cm and a gradeability of 45° ensure seamless navigation across various terrains.
“AlmaCrawler is proud to introduce the ML 1.5 FX, a game-changing solution that will redefine how industries handle materials,” said Karim Sinno, the new Material Handling Distribution Manager at AlmaCrawler. “We have incorporated cutting-edge technology and user-centric design to deliver a tracked transporter that exceeds expectations in terms of performance, efficiency, and sustainability. This innovation represents our unwavering commitment to empowering businesses with state-of-the-art material handling solutions.”
The ML 1.5 FX stands out from its competitors not only due to its compact size and impressive transport capacity but also for its suitability to independent operators. Its versatility makes it ideal for a range of applications, including industrial operations, maintenance work, glazing industry, and even the food and pharmaceutical sectors, thanks to its IP67 rating.
AlmaCrawler invites all attendees of the APEX 2023 show in Maastricht, the Netherlands, to experience firsthand the unparalleled performance and groundbreaking features of this innovative tracked transporter – alongside the rest of the Multi-Loader range on the 6-8th June!
AlmaCrawler welcomes Karim Sinno as new Material Handling Equipment Sales Manager.
Karim Sinno joins AlmaCrawler after 6 years as Export Area Sales Manager at MultiOne, the Italian manufacturer of multifunctional loaders. Karim will be using his sector know-how and experience with agri and construction equipment to further increase the commercial success of AlmaCrawler’s material handling range.
Sinno joins AlmaCrawler’s sales team and will be directly responsible for the Multi-Loader and T-Crane lines, working with the company’s established network of distributors as well as further developing it.
Andrea Artoni, CEO of AlmaCrawler said: “Our team is and will be growing exponentially in the next few years, and the arrival of Karim Sinno in our sales team represents a great opportunity to further strengthen our work with our distribution network. The last couple of years have confirmed an increasing interest in our innovative Material Handling products and we look forward to a positive global expansion.”
Karim says about joining AlmaCrawler: “I’m really looking forward to fully taking advantage of this new professional opportunity and work towards developing the market of these innovative products further. And I feel like I’m joining a real work family so I’m excited about what the future will bring for us.”
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We are excited to travel to London on 19 April 2023 to attend the IAPAs– our JIBBI 1890 PRiMO been shortlisted for the IAPA Awards Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts category.
The event will be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington and we look forward to attending!
AlmaCrawler’s commitment is to push the boundaries of the aerial work platform industry by investing significant resources in researching and developing new technologies that simplify and improve the safety of operators when working at height. JIBBI 1890 PRiMO is an integral part of the JT series which it extends, featuring the same innovative levelling technology that sets the AlmaCrawler products apart, self-levelling on slopes up to 15° laterally and longitudinally.
The JIBBI 1890 PRiMO is a full electric with electric drive 18m working height tracked telescopic boom – self-propelled up to 14m even on slopes, a unique feature.
With a total weight of 5900 kg, it is the lightest 18 m telescopic boom, capable of operating even on heavy, sloping and slippery terrain. With a 250kg basket capacity, it features two options for the operating reach – max 9.9m in the 140kg working diagram and max 8.3m in the 250kg working diagram.
The PRiMO features a fixed track width of 2.20m that will comfortably allow it to work in narrow spaces and self-tensioning tracks. This makes the PRiMO maintenance free so no more grease!
The length of the tracks and width of the tracks also ensure superior grip but create low ground pressure, and with a 38cm ground clearance, will make working on rough, rocky or muddy terrain, easier than ever.
As the previous models of the same family, the JIBBI 1890 PRiMO uses the automatic levelling system “Dynamic Levelling”, developed to compensate gradients of up to 22° (40%) during transport operations, and the Pro-Active Levelling technology, which intervenes automatically during “driving at height” operations.
The JIBBI 1890 PRiMO is the first fully electric with electric traction AWP launch for AlmaCrawler – the PRiMO has three battery pack options which are COMPLETELY REMOVABLE and REPLACEABLE – meaning that you can potentially achieve infinite autonomy and allow the platform to work non-stop by simply changing its battery pack as you would do with an electric tool.
The options are:
- ELC – Lead Acid 420Ah 48V – 720kg – 6.5h recharge time
- LTH 330 – Lithium 330Ah 48V – 300kg – 5h recharge time
- LTH 440 – Lithium 440Ah 48V – 350kg – 6.5h recharge time
As a standard, it features a 1.8 m wide basket which rotates +/- 70° guaranteeing a maximum capacity of 250 kg. The controller has been redesigned to streamline the operator’s user experience and features a standard anti-entrapment system that helps to protect the operator against crushing accidents.
The AES anti-entrapment system is designed to prevent serious injury by stopping the unit when the operator is crushed against it. Our innovative system furthermore will go back on its trajectory for 3-5 seconds allowing space for the operator to safely remove himself.
Like all the AlmaCrawler products, the JIBBI 1890 PRiMO is equipped with high-standard technology that enhances its performance mix, combining “Weight, Dimensions, Working Height and Operating Reach”. Here are the extras that the JIBBI 1890 PRiMO can be equipped with:
- Ultrasonic anti-collision system, to protect operators in the basket with anti-crush barrier function in the two directions of movement of the basket (in the upper and lower part). This system protects operators from unforeseen and accidental impacts.
- New work lights as a helpful tool both for nighttime work as well as job sites with limited visibility.
The JIBBI 1890 PRiMO was launched at the Bauma 2023 trade fair and has already proven to be a big hit with visitors, customers, and partners. It represents the evolution of our JT-LINE telescopic boom platform product range, taking work at heights to the next level.
AlmaCrawler teams up with MATELEV for the Material Handling Multi-Loader and T-Crane Line in France.
Established in 2016 by Frederic Leclerc, MATELEV quickly became one of the leading players in the business industries of cranes and mini-cranes with an extensive range of customers in different sectors and in the rental industry.
The company has a team in charge of sales and service for a simple and straightforward customer experience with strong product knowledge.
Commenting on the new partnership, Matelev, Managing Director Frederic Leclerc, said the following: « We are very pleased with this new partnership and we thank Almacrawler for the trust placed in us. With a growing market and increasing demand, this new partnership extends the range of equipment offered by Matelev and allows us to better respond to our customers’ problems of transporting heavy loads in industrial settings or off-road ground. Matelev markets and provides full after-sales service for the Multi-Loader and T-Crane throughout France. Furthermore, a new showroom is available in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry (77) where a technical team is ready to answer all the questions or service inquiries regarding the new Almac products ».
AlmaCrawler Dealer Network Manager, Jonathan Vioni, said: « We are extremely pleased to have established a new official partnership for our Multi-Loader and T-Crane line. The increasing demand for versatile products that are able to “fill the gap” while complementing existing offerings is pushing us to solve daily customer needs for various material handling activities. France has been a great market for our Multiloader products ever since we introduced them two and a half years ago. We felt it was time to establish a specialized partner and expand our network, foscing on bringing AlmaCrawler closer to our customers and their specialist daily needs. We are very excited to begin this new partnership with Matelev that will elevate sales and service support throughout the “Hexagon” ».
AlmaCrawler has been constantly growing since it rolled out its first self-levelling scissor lift in 2013, and with more than 40 dealers worldwide, it continues to expand its dealer network while increasing its product lines.
AlmaCrawler officially launched the new JIBBI 1890 PRiMO at bauma 2022, a new full electric product for its line of self-levelling telescopic boom platforms.
Equipped with our unique patented automatic bi-leveling system that allows it to work and travel on slopes up to 22°, the JIBBI 1890 PRiMO is self-propelled up to 14m and allows the operator to safely work in a wide range of job site conditions without sacrificing efficiency. With a 10m outreach and a maximum basket capacity of 250kg, it features a number of industry-demanded new features, including:
- Fully removable power pack designed to ensure infinite autonomy and be easily transported for off-site charging. With a choice between interchangeable Lead Acid or Lithium power packs, and two critical options for recharging: the standard 110/220 VAC input or via the industry-first EV Type 2 input, the PRiMO is designed for flexibility.
- Completely reimagined controller for a streamlined user experience based on industry-accepted standards and rental sector needs. Two USB recharging stations available on each controller.
- Anti-Entrapment System as a standard feature – a safety system designed to prevent serious injury by stopping the unit but allowing space for the operator to safely remove himself.
- Electric Drive – the fully electric JIBBI 1890 PRiMO can be driven at a max speed of 4.5 km/h thanks to its electric drive, essentially bridging the gap between standard flat surface mobility and tracked machinery.
- Automatic Tensioner System – is the first JIBBI in the range to feature our automatic track tensioner system, the technology that creates ZERO MAINTENANCE for the tracks.
The available extras were designed to enhance the operator visibility and safety on the job site:
- Ultrasonic Anti-Collision System, which not only monitors the area above and below the basket by preventing collisions with obstacles during aerial operations, but can also detect the presence of possible potholes or unevenness of the ground during movement at height.
- New work lights as a helpful tool both for nighttime work as well as job sites with limited visibility.
Watch the presentation of the JIBBI 1890 PRiMO here:
Bauma – the largest event in the international MEWP industry is held in Munich every three years – and will take place this year from the 24 to 30 October!
The trade show has established itself as the world’s leading exhibition event in the sector and represents an opportunity for customers and manufacturers to meet in person, as well as the perfect stage for the launch of new products.
AlmaCrawler this year will premiere two completely new products and an evolution of an existing product:
- A new self-propelled tracked platform with telescopic boom, with AlmaCrawler self-levelling technology, fully electric with electric drive – the Jibbi 1890 PRiMO
- The first self-levelling self-propelled telescopic crane that will enrich AlmaCrawler’s Material Handling product range – the T-CRANE 1060
- The new revamped version of the Multi-Loader 2.5 which sees this best-selling ML range product increase its load capacity to 3000kg and switch to full-electric drive – the ML 3.0 BL
Come and visit us at Stand FS.1102/1! You will be able to see the entire AlmaCrawler range of products, including the world premiere of the Jibbi 1890 PRiMO and T-Crane 1060!
Wisequity V fund acquires a majority stake in AlmaCrawler
In just nine years since it was founded in 2013, AlmaCrawler has become a benchmark in the aerial platform and materials handling industry, providing solutions and innovative technology on a global scale and to a wide range of customers.
AlmaCrawler, founded by Andrea Artoni and Pietro Agosta Del Forte, is recognised as one of the most innovative companies in the sector, present worldwide through a consolidated network of partners and with two direct subsidiaries in Australia – Almac Pacific, and the UK – Almac Atlantic.
Today, the company’s goal is to expand the product range and technological offering – with complementary new products – and strengthen the management structure to offer the highest standard of quality in the industry.
With this vital growth objective in mind, Wise Equity – the management company of the Wisequity V fund that has acquired a majority stake – takes a controlling stake into the capital of AlmaCrawler, with Andrea Artoni staying on as company CEO.
Andrea Artoni, founder and CEO, said: ‘Thanks to a deep knowledge of the market, a growth strategy focused on product quality and innovation, and the strength of a young team with exceptional qualities, our group has achieved important results in just a few years. Now is the time to consolidate what has been achieved so far, strengthen the management structure and accelerate growth by evaluating opportunities for future acquisitions. For this reason, we have joined forces with Wise Equity. This partner has already realised many successful aggregation projects in various sectors, enabling the companies involved to achieve important growth targets’.
Luigi Vagnozzi, a partner at Wise Equity, who oversaw the transaction with Ilaria Montefusco, Investment Manager, said:
“We are thrilled to begin this journey with Almac, an example of a small Italian ‘pocket-sized’ multinational company that, by focusing on innovation, has been able to establish itself in just a few years as one of the most interesting players in a global market that sees the presence of major groups. Almac and its management team are the ideal base to start a consolidation project in this sector”.
Ethical business and sustainability are key differentiators today, and we work hard to offer our industry high-performance platforms with reduced environmental impact.
Operating with respect for human and environmental resources is one of the goals that sets us apart.
The production of electric platforms not only responds to market demands for indoor and outdoor use but also contributes to our mission of becoming more sustainable and reducing our negative impact. In this regard, we are proud to announce that we have taken another step forward, as the lithium batteries used in our platforms have become cobalt-free as of 1 January 2022!
In 2020, our cobalt-free battery partner, Aliant Battery, has embarked on a journey to offer the market a range of rechargeable lithium batteries based on lithium iron phosphate – LFP (LiFePO4) technology – that are completely cobalt-free.
This is a great achievement for our industry and we at AlmaCrawler are extremely excited for our supplier’s chosen path because cobalt-free batteries allow a significantly smaller environmental impact due to a reduction in mining activities, better end-of-life management of the batteries due to the ease of recycling the cells, and a reduction in the exploitation of the workforce, the vast majority of which takes place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In fact, the main source of cobalt is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there are unsafe and unethical mining practices, with thousands of workers, sometimes underage, working in harsh and dangerous conditions, constantly facing the possibility of death and serious injuries.
Andrea Artoni, General Manager, said: “We are pleased to be able to partner with forward-thinking partners. We carefully choose our supply chain by measuring our goals and expectations against those of our future partners. Aliant Battery has once again proven to the market they have a clear intention to invest in sustainability and innovation. We offer the market platforms with smarter, cleaner batteries in line with our ethical standards because of our commitments and we intend to study more and more sustainable solutions with our partners in the future”.
AlmaCrawler grows its team with four new key members. Davide Manzotti, Cristian Curti, Andrea Franzini and Marco Sanfelici join R&D and Operations!
Andrea Franzini joins the R&D Department after with a twenty-plus-years experience as a design engineer in the truck-mounted platforms and railway maintenance vehicles sector.
Cristian Curti previously worked in the automotive industry, contributing to the implementation of an intranet portal for document management, and was later part of the operations team of an Italian telehandler manufacturer, gaining valuable experience in managing plant and warehouse logistics and optimising production processes.
Davide Manzotti brings a welath of experience from working in the AWP sector in globally recognized Italian manufacturing companies. Thanks to the know-how acquired during his eight years of experience both as Quality Engineer and Production Manager, he joins the team in charge of the production process at AlmaCrawler.
Marco Sanfelici has joined the Software Development Team as a firmware developer for embedded systems, dealing with both platform firmware programming and the self-designed telematics software MyAlmac online portal.
“Our team is growing exponentially as it has been doing for the last 9 years. We have been tremendously lucky to attract talented highly qualified professionals that have enrinched our day to day activities! I am extremely satisfied with the work we are doing, and I am sure that the arrival of Davide, Cristian, Andrea and Marco will bring considerable value.” said Andrea Artoni, General Manager of AlmaCrawler.
AlmaCrawler at the JDL EXPO from 22 to 24 June at Stand A7
The JDL EXPO is one of the most important trade fairs globally, entirely dedicated to industry and construction, with a focus on green. The event will take place in Beaune – located an hour’s drive from Lyon, long gone from the traffic jams and congestion of big cities.
Still uncertain about your next investment? The JDL EXPO is your opportunity to meet both long-standing customers and new interested parties who want to learn more about our platforms. Visit us at Stand A7, we will be ready to welcome you and answer all your questions!
What can you see at the fair?
– At the fair you will be able to see the BIBI 1090, a tracked scissor lift with a working height of 10m. Its special feature? With this platform you will also be able to move at height – max. 6.5m – while remaining perfectly level, even on slopes of up to 20°!
– The JIBBI U-1570 is the perfect product for those who want a self-propelled, telescopic boom crawler platform with a working height of 15m, but with an extremely low weight – less than 3 tonnes. The JIBBI U-1570 can travel at height, is available with either an endothermic or electric motor, and is equipped with our patented self-levelling system, up to 15°.
– The ML 3.0 FX, a mini tracked transporter, has a maximum capacity of 3000 kg, is extremely compact, equipped with two super quiet AC motors of 5.3 kW each, and comes with a removable AGM or lithium battery pack. It is the ideal choice for those who have to handle heavy loads in confined spaces, both indoors and outdoors.
– And finally, the BILLENNIUM B1890 EVO QUICK-PRO, the only Spiderboom crawler platform that uses the AWP
(Adaptive Working Performance) system to measure the stabilisation area in real time, thanks to sensors on each stabiliser. Furthermore, it can travel at height without stabilisers even on slopes of up to 10°, allowing an outreach of up to 10.9m.
Remember, we are at stand A7! We will see you there!