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louver

Louis XVI style
1. An assembly of sloping, overlapping blades or slats; may be fixed or adjustable; designed to admit air and/or light in varying degrees and to exclude rain and snow; esp. used in doors, windows, and the intake and discharge of mechanical ventilation systems.
2. A dome or turret rising from the roof of the hall of a medieval English residence, originally open at the sides to
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Raimondi's chief operations officer, Eng Domenico Ciano, said the LRH174's installation process is similar to that of flattops, since the machine does not feature A-frames and tie rods traditionally used in luffers.
The "high number of cranes already at work on neighbouring sites" made the LR213 luffers "ideal" for the project, "as the machines will not exceed project boundaries".
Nurol decided that the Raimondi luffers were the best fit for this jobsite based on a number of factors including the LR213's agility and its 14 tonne maximum capacity, he added.
After presenting a new series of luffers, Linden Comansa has launched a new series of flat-top tower cranes.
The post Two Raimondi luffers in Abu Dhabi tower build appeared first on Middle East Construction News .
He added that the LR213s specifically met the requirements of the project, which is in an extremely congested area with a high number of cranes already at work on neighbouring sites, making the luffers ideal as they will not exceed project boundaries.
A pair of 125 HC-L 6/12 Litronic luffers and two 112 HC-Ls are working on the four storey building for Sino-Thai, one of Thailand's largest engineering and construction conglomerates,