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Fireworks at Kansalaistori Square, Helsinki, to celebrate a century of Finnish independence (Photo: Finland 100)

Fireworks in Helsinki, to celebrate a century of Finnish independence (Photo: Finland 100)

Konecranes does what it does best in SA: cranes

For over 80 years Konecranes has provided an extensive range of cranes, for light duty applications and demanding process use. The global crane group, through its six branches in South Africa, supplies bridge, gantry, and wall console cranes that can be equipped with a wide variety of lifting devices. The range comprises its CXT Wire Rope Hoist Cranes, with a lifting capacity up to 80 tons with one hoist and up to 160 tons with two hoists; the SMARTON Open Winch Cranes: with lifting capacity up to 250 tons with one trolley and up to 500 tons with two trolleys; its Chain Hoist Cranes offering lifting capacity up to five tons; and Jib Cranes, with a lifting capacity up to two tons.

Konecranes industrial cranes operating in the manufacturing sector

Konecranes' range of industrial cranes includes the most significant innovations developed for crane applications. They are designed to meet medium-to-heavy industrial lifting requirements. The technology developed by Konecranes is based on powerful innovation in mechanical and electrical design as well as on the application of the most modern industrial manufacturing know-how.

Safer cranes for hazardous environments

Konecranes also offers a wide range of hazardous area cranes, hoists and components. All strategic components, such as wire rope hoists, chain hoists, traveling machineries, end carriages and crane controls, are designed and manufactured to ensure the highest safety levels are maintained in hazardous environments.

Standard and outstanding at once

Konecranes’ standard offering in industrial cranes provides the best return on investment. Rather than measuring returns solely on capacity and cost effectiveness, reliability and safety are also regarded as crucial factors in determining the overall returns that a new piece of lifting equipment provides. Konecranes manufactures cranes that have the ability to reliably lift diverse types of loads, to facilitate operation, to minimise cycle times and to help increase overall safety.

Konecranes' SMARTON Crane

Every crane operation process is different, thus their specific needs are too. Konecranes can also help here by customising cranes to meet individual application requirements - for brand new cranes or the modernisation of existing ones.

Strong and safe at once

The steel structure of all cranes manufactured by Konecranes is strong and built to last. It is optimised in design to reduce stress on the building where it is placed. In addition, operators are provided with excellent control over their loads with the stepless speed inverter control along the runway.

For a better optimisation of space, Konecranes has developed headroom and hook approaches that have been minimised, thus offering maximum space for other operations above and below the cranes, which consequently helps enhance safety and enables customers to better utilise the working space at their facilities.

Extensive service network

Through its global service network, Konecranes offers specialised maintenance and modernisation services for all types of industrial cranes. These services can be applied to a single piece of equipment or across the entire operation, boosting the productivity and safety of industrial processes. Excellent, proactive, and real-time service is one of Konecranes’ strategic priorities. With over 600 service locations in almost 50 countries, the company has the largest service network in the industry and provides high-quality service 24/7.