Konecranes Win Automation Title
Konecranes has been granted the Automation Award of 2015 by the Finnish Society of Automation.
The award was given for the development of new, harmonised automation architecture for lifting equipment in the era of the Industrial Internet.
The rewarded Konecranes team consisted of Tuomo Härkönen, Jari Tiittanen, Jari Pehkonen and Ville Saarela.
The rewarded automation architecture can be applied in a wide range of lifting equipment and for different customer needs. It enables mass-customisation of automation solutions, and thus reduces the project-specific software development and time required for testing.
Konecranes state in a press release: “Architecture is modular, harmonised, and besides new automation features it enables a variety of remote services. The functionalities of the innovation are based on ‘Best Available Technology’, which offers a wide selection of reliable features.”
This is the thirteenth time that the Finnish Society of Automation has awarded the Automation Award which is given to individuals, teams or companies for outstanding research and development work in the field of automation.