Lifting businesses by understanding them
Your business has many critical operations that need to be under control constantly for you to be successful. One of those operations is material handling – with your cranes.
Your production facility is a busy and complex place: materials coming in, parts being moved around and finished products going out. Your cranes and your employees make up a combination that must operate as smoothly, as safely and as fast as possible. That’s why Konecranes exists – to help you make it all work.
Based on our extensive experience and backed by a thorough understanding of your processes, Konecranes can offer you the right solutions: to save you time & money, increase your productivity, give you peace of mind and keep your people and valuable products safe. How do we manage to do this? Simple. With Smart Features.
What are Smart Features?
Konecranes’ CXT® cranes are available with software-based intelligence, Smart Features, that give you total control over your process tasks. Basically, our Smart Features will improve the productivity and safety of our customers from two perspectives:
- Load Control: making the crane operator’s work safer and more productive
- Positioning & Area Control: assisting the crane operator to position the load more efficiently and more accurately and/or adapting the crane’s working area to the physical layout of your production line.
The features in the Smart Features brochure are ones we highly recommend, but this is just the tip of the iceberg, as your application will ultimately define the optimal feature package. You can always start with CXT® in its basic form and purchase Smart Features in future as you need.
According to a study by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, a crane with sway control is 60% faster than an ordinary crane. (A. Khalid, W. Singhose, J. Huey and J. Lawrence: Study of operational behavior, learning and performance using an input-shaped bridge crane. Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Crontrol Applications, 2004, pp. 759-764)