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Typically trusted to store and manage the availability of components in factories and warehouses, Konecranes’ Agilon automated material handling system now serves as a new way to conveniently deliver parcels.
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 position the biggest hydropower turbines in Southeast Asia.
The Lampoldshausen facilities of the German Aerospace Center or Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) develop technologies that are essential for European space travel.
Demand for bioproducts is growing rapidly. In August 2017, the world’s first next-generation bioproduct mill was started up as planned in Äänekoski, Finland. Built by Metsä Group, the world-class mill’s annual pulp production capacity is 1.3 million tons. In addition to delivering five industrial cranes to the mill, Konecranes built a pioneering automatic train loading system for pulp units.
In 2015, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd in Kittilä, Finland, installed the Konecranes Agilon system 350 meters beneath the surface to help improve information and order management at Europe’s largest gold production facility. Earlier in 2017, Konecranes delivered a second system. This time the new Agilon was placed overground.
In May 2015, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, inaugurated the Lamong Bay Terminal, the country’s first automated container handling facility and a project of the state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), (Pelindo III). The event was an important milestone in the nation’s long-term transport development program.
Challenge: Moisture or dust can keep cranes’ optical sensors from functioning properly.
Solution: Innovate a nanotech coating to keep sensors clean and dry.
GCT New York’s engineering team wanted to see to it that all machines were capable of operating trouble-free given these rigorous demands.
Location: Tianjin, China. Challenge: Improve efficiency to increase business at a busy container facility. Solution: Robust equipment that can adapt its lifting power to the weight of the load.
For Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH, not even a move to a new workshop can interrupt production to meet strong market demand.
When completed, the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família will feature 18 spires. These will soar to heights of up to 170 meters or 560 feet.