As the number of containers carried by container ships continues to rise, ship-to-shore (STS) cranes need a radical change to keep up with port calls averaging 10,000 TEU and beyond in size. An innovative multi-trolley concept tackles quayside challenges by complementing existing designs in a symbiosis of scale.
Konecranes’ future-proof “Powered by ECOLIFTING” concept makes it possible for customers to both help the environment and save money through a reduction in the use of fossil fuels.
Innovation is key in navigating businesses through digital transformation.
Konecranes welcomed Finnish Grand Prix winning driver Valtteri Bottas to tour its factories in Hämeenlinna and Hyvinkää on June 12. Valtteri enjoyed his time seeing Konecranes in action, and personally meeting many of the employees working in the factories.
Konecranes has signed a cooperation agreement with data operator Ukkoverkot and Nokia to utilize a private LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile network leveraging 5G concepts and acquiring a global digital automation cloud platform.
Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy (MLT), a long-standing customer of Konecranes, has ordered a large ship-to-shore (STS) crane for their Vuosaari terminal in the Port of Helsinki. The crane will be delivered in 2019.
It’s 2018, and by now it’s clear that the IIoT has initiated the next industrial revolution. Early adopters across industries have already started to reap the benefits of the first phase, but are current organizational processes and innovation cultures capable of ushering in the next phase?
In March 2018, the third Container Terminal Automation Conference brought together thought leaders to examine the best ways to automate port and terminal processes. Konecranes took part in the two-day event, which had Automated Intelligence & AI as its theme.
The automated Konecranes Noell straddle carrier (A-STRAD) is a product of experience gained from supplying over 3,000 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers for manual operation. The A-STRAD has been systematically tested in fully automated live operation, in stacking heights of up to 1-over-3.
Location: Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Challenge: Precise moving of 40-ton paper rolls
Solution: Powerful lifting equipment that can also support accurate paper roll alignment
At Xayaburi Hydro Power Plant (HPP), Laos, leading hydro engineering supplier Andritz is benefiting from the safety and efficiency of Konecranes heavy-duty open winch cranes to lift and accurately
Embracing elements of start-up culture can help big companies keep a fresh, innovative edge and stay relevant in the era of digital disruption.
The analogy between data and oil has fascinated both technology industry thinkers and marketing types. But are the similarities between the role of data
today and that of oil yesterday enough to substantiate the comparison? Or is the analogy inaccurate in framing a phenomenon that is not yet very well understood? Wael Elrifai, Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions with Hitachi Vantara, makes the case for the latter.
Take a tour of Konecranes new Remote Center in Hyvinkää, which provides technical support for field service operatives and TRUCONNECT customers around the world.