Konecranes extends new technology and steel leadership

Konecranes is introducing valuable knowledge, new technology and expertise to the steel industry through its support of the Australian Steel Convention, agreeing to be a major sponsor of the event for the next three years.

At this year’s convention, held in Double Bay NSW from September 15-17, Konecranes introduced to the Australian market its new UNITON crane, which is particularly applicable to the steel industry and related uses such as materials handling, manufacturing and maintenance. UNITON is an excellent all-around crane with good fundamentals and performance. It provides the duty class, hoisting speeds and trolley traversing speeds the steel industry needs and full compliance with all safety requirements.

“Supporting this innovative convention gives us the opportunity to contribute our expertise to valuable discussions on the future of the steel industry in Australia,” says Konecranes Managing Director, Australia, New Zealand and Philippines, Mr James Dowe, who spoke at the convention. “I enjoyed sharing knowledge on safety and efficiency in the steel industry to those who it’s most relevant to,” said Mr Dowe, whose company employs over 12,000 people across 600 locations in 48 countries and is the world’s leading crane service organisation.

Mr Dowe will also personally be attending Konecranes’ booth at the convention, along with Key Account Manager for Steel, Mr Daniel McCarney and National Industrial Equipment Sales Manager, Mr Peter Monaghan in order to answer any questions about Konecranes technologies or the steel industry in general.

“Konecranes has a number of cranes and related technologies specifically designed for the steel industry. Technological advances, stricter standards and the rugged nature of the steel industry have led Konecranes to develop even safer and more advanced solutions that also increase the efficiency and productivity of their steel customers,” said Mr Dowe.

“Konecranes is at the forefront of automation and smart features for cranes that include Sway Control, Target Positioning, Shock Load Control, Safety Zoning and Regenerative Drive Systems. All these features are designed to integrate our equipment with customers’ overall handling systems.  The simple objective is to increase productivity, reduce manpower and improve energy saving and environmental targets,” he said.

“We always strive to be at the cutting edge of steel industry advances in safety, efficiency and productivity. I’d encourage anyone who’s interested in cranes for the steel industry to come and have a chat about some of the exciting new technologies that are out there,” he said.

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