Konecranes Introduces New Industrial Crane

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Finland-based Konecranes has introduced an industrial crane, Smarton, designed to maximize customer productivity and minimize total lifecycle costs  in industrial sectors such as steel handling and warehousing, automotive, general manufacturing, power, workshops, automatic storage systems and mining. Depending on the set up, Smarton can lift loads ranging from 30 tons to more than 500 tons.

The crane’s Human Interface to Machine (HIM) system keeps the user continuously up to date on not only the weight of the load but also its position relative to the available workspace. In addition, the crane monitors its own condition and recommends when and what kinds of inspection or preventive maintenance should be performed, so the customer can better plan and minimize maintenance shutdowns, thereby maximizing uptime and saving costs.

The machine’s design is based on significant improvements in crane technology in proven modular components and features. It can easily be updated with smart solutions, such as automated positioning, extended speed range, defined working areas, maintenance monitoring or remote diagnostics, to meet changes in the customer’s business and process needs. A robust crane that is compact in size, it enables new industrial spaces to be smaller than before, reducing construction costs and heating expenses. Its compact structure allows for maximum use of floor space.

Smarton is designed with environmental responsibility in mind. Braking energy is fed back into the power grid, reducing energy consumption and energy costs by up to one third, according to product information. In addition, the crane is made of 98-percent recyclable material.