Konecranes introduces UNITON overhead crane
Konecranes has applied its more than 80 years of experience in building overhead cranes for heavy-duty lifting applications and process industries to introduce UNITON, a new heavy-duty, overhead industrial crane for a wide range of industrial applications. Using a modular construction concept with multiple trolley configurations, UNITON can be tailored to meet customers’ unique needs, the company said in its press release.
The built-up trolley design is user-friendly for service. UNITON’s modular configuration and straightforward assembly techniques facilitate easy maintenance. Konecranes UNITON cranes are available in a wide range of load and duty class options, hoisting speeds and lifting heights. It can lift from 6.3 to 160 tons with a single trolley and up to 320 tons with two trolleys.
The operator interface can be selected from a large variety of pendants and radio controls to suit both the application requirements and the operator’s level of experience. UNITON is also available with different cab options, from cost-efficient open cabins for an operator using a radio control to an advanced, air-conditioned cabin with controls integrated into the operator’s chair.
UNITON’s inverter drives provide a smooth lifting experience and reduce wear on mechanical components. As an optional feature, Extended Speed Range (ESR) and ESR+ allow for higher lifting and lowering speeds when loads less than the rated load are handled. This feature allows UNITON to reduce utility costs without sacrificing performance.
Konecranes designs and builds each UNITON crane for the ambient conditions of the customer’s operation, defined by the application and environment in which the crane will operate. So factors like temperature, humidity and corrosive elements are anticipated during manufacturing, which helps to extend the lifetime of the crane and to prevent breakdowns due to premature aging of components.
The UNITON is initially being launched in North America and in selected Asian countries. The plan is to introduce the UNITON to other countries in the near future.