In September 2013, a floating power plant in Jamaica caught fire when a connecting rod piston was thrown from one of its power generation engines.

Sensors and intelligent systems are becoming more common in industrial material handling and manufacturing. This development brings us closer to a not-so-distant future where automated industrial machines interact with each other.

Konecranes’ RailQ Runway Survey provides industry-leading rail analyses to customers like Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals technology and the world’s third largest producer of aluminum.