Konecranes is offering four new products with what it says are the latest technical advances: increased reach stacker capacity, empty container handlers with triplex and free-lift mast, new lighter Konecranes Liftace models and Ecolifting features for greater eco-efficiency.
Reach stackers get stronger
The new, specially-designed top-pick spreader allows the operator to handle one metric tonne on all three rows, with a fully-laden maximum of 46 tons in the first row. The heavy-duty SMV 4646 TCX5 allows 46 tons on all three rows. Higher capacity also leads to higher productivity as bigger loads can be moved in less time.
Empty container handlers go triplex
Some customers need lift trucks for low-ceiling warehouses. To address this directly, Konecranes has added a triplex mast and free-lift option to its empty container handler model SMV 6/7 ECC 100DS. With this new feature, customers can use the same lift truck to move containers both inside and outside a storage building.
The truck has a total lifting height of 7.65m, allowing stacks of up to seven containers in the yard, and 'free-lift' means container handling is manageable indoors, keeping the total mast height under set limits. The Smart Lift feature uses lasers to automatically select a lifting height based on the container size and stack position.
New Konecranes Liftace for lighter loads
Kpnecranes claims high productivity, easy-to-use features and small turning radius for tight maneuverability, for its Konecranes Liftace range of forklift trucks. The company has now added a further two options for lighter loads. The latest addition includes two new models with a load centre of 6m: the F10-600 C for 10 tonnes and the F12-600C for 12 tonnes.
Konecranes says Liftace products ae designed for extra visibility, easy maintenance and low fuel consumption, with a durable lifting solution for operating areas with low-weight requirements and limited space.
Flow Drive leads Ecolifting
Still relatively new to the market, Konecranes lift trucks with Ecolifting features include Power Drive, the first Ecolifting feature, reduces CO2, fuel consumption and costs by up to 15%. In addition, Flow Drive, does the same thing up to 25%. Hybrid Drive, gives reductions of up to 40%.
Currently, the most popular feature is Flow Drive, with its hydromechanical variable transmission and a specially designed engine compartment. Five reach stackers with Flow Drive were shipped to Australia this year, with more orders in the book to locations in the Netherlands and Thailand.
Patrik Lundbäck, director and head of sales and distribution at Konecranes Lift Trucks, says:
“From the very start, Konecranes Lift Trucks has always invested in research and development, and we continue to do so today. Technology never stops advancing. New products and upgrades improve the safety, productivity and cost- effectiveness of our equipment. Our aim with this new technology is to give every one of our customers exactly what they need for their own particular set of circumstances – in other words, for their own worlds.”