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The Konecranes EX range – made for hazardous environments

April 5, 2017

Cranes and hoists must be designed to perform with a high level of safety and reliability. Even more so in potentially dangerous settings. Konecranes has developed the EX product range specifically for these situations.

Industrial environments like oil refineries, gas power plants, chemical and petrochemical plants as well as wastewater treatment plants and paint shops are potentially hazardous settings. The presence of dangerous substances presents the risks of fire and explosion. This raises concerns for the safety of people and property, and makes precise load handling even more necessary.

Two-step hoisting limit switches, radio controls that make operation easy and ergonomic, mechanical configurations that prevent sparking – these are just some of the equipment features that make a big difference when lifting loads in explosive environments.

Taking advantage of its long experience in explosion-proof applications, Konecranes has developed its EX product range. An array of explosion-proof cranes and components, from standard products to highly advanced solutions, the range includes hoists, jib cranes and industrial cranes.

Multiple product certifications prove the quality of the Konecranes EX product range. For example, the ATEX directive, which covers equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, gives strict rules for constant production and product quality follow-up.

 

Text: Patricia Ongpin-Steffa
Video: Konecranes