Konecranes, specialists in technologies for the ports and terminal industry, has announced the launch of three new lifting products that refresh its portfolio.
The additions to their portfolio include the innovative new S-series, which uses a synthetic rope to delivers enhanced lifting performance and longer-lasting use.
The S and M-series cranes are expected to offer real-time data and insight via the yourKONECRANES customer portal to improve usage visibility and help anticipate maintenance needs.
Sales of the new products are expected to begin already this month.
The S, C, and M-series represent the next generation of Konecranes’ three existing industry benchmarks, bringing new technology and innovation to areas including motor drives, rope, reeving systems, and clutches and brakes to deliver safer equipment that performs better, lasts longer and delivers operational savings.
The new products also underscore Konecranes’ technology leadership.
All the new S and M-series cranes will be equipped with sensors and the capability to collect and send data.
Every customer purchasing an S- or M-series crane will have access to the ‘yourKONECRANES’ portal, the digital service for operators, technicians, and management that lets customers take full advantage of their crane.
Konecranes has a total of 20 patents either awarded or pending for the three new series of products.
These capabilities reflect Konecranes’ investment in the growing opportunities of data.
The products, because of their improved component design and materials, support Konecranes’ goal to significantly decrease the environmental impact of its products throughout their life span.
Konecranes has established a data science laboratory in Lyon, France, as part of its continuing drive to digitalize products, services, and operations. Konecranes has 21,500 connected cranes across the world and digital lifecycle records from over 1.1 million customer assets.
Konecranes President and CEO Panu Routila, said, “Today’s launches reflect the strength and depth of our expanded portfolio following the MHPS acquisition, as well as our continued momentum in streamlining the number of product platforms we have, and they will bolster our market leadership in the years to come.
“I’m especially proud of the innovative S-series crane, which sets us apart from the competition and has attracted strong interest from customers across a number of industries,” Routila added.
The S-series crane sets the new benchmark with innovative standard features like variable speed control for all movements and Adaptive Speed Range, which adjusts the maximum lifting speed to the weight of the load for safer and more productive use.
Furthermore, the new synthetic rope with a revolutionary reeving arrangement that reduces wheel load impact by up to 45%.
As well as that, Konecranes Smart Features like Follow Me, Hook Centering and Snag Prevention that improve operational safety.
The S-series will also come with access to the yourKONECRANES customer portal and value-adding digital services like TRUCONNECT, Konecranes’ leading crane usage and operating data platform.
The M-series crane is heavy lifting redefined, having the most compact and modular big heavy-duty winch from Konecranes.
With high-performing and reliable Core of Lifting components and modular design, it can easily be configured to fulfill the needs of various production processes.
A rethink of the winch’s component layout and machinery support system also eliminates component alignment errors that can be found in traditional winches. Smart Features and state-of-the-art user interfaces such as Remote Operating Station are available to increase productivity and safety of use.
The new C-series is Konecranes’ most advanced electrical chain hoist to date. Built with the toughness, precision and reliability of Core of Lifting components, the hoist now boasts a redesigned motor cooling system that offers up to 50% longer runtime versus the previous generation, and a brake that is built for over a million operations.
Safety features like operating limit switch and safety clutch have been enhanced for better performance and reliability.