Konecranes introduces a new overhead crane tailored for the Chilean market

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konecranes CXT UNO is a high-quality standard crane offered at a very attractive price point.

Global lifting leader Konecranes is expanding its product offering in Chile with the CXT UNO, a standard crane targeted to fit the needs of equipment manufacturers, repair facilities and metal workshops supporting the mining industry. Built in a top-running, single-hoist configuration from a selected range of quality Konecranes components, CXT UNO delivers proven technology from a market leader in an affordable package.

“The CXT UNO combines a limited range of features based on a simpler set of components and technical solutions compared to existing CXT products,” says Daniel Pino, industrial cranes sales manager for Konecranes Chile. “The simpler design, together with easy access to spare parts, means that the CXT UNO will be easy to maintain.”

The CXT UNO includes many of the industry-leading strengths of Konecranes original CXT. Its low-headroom, compact hoist with two speeds offers improved hook approaches, expanding the footprint the crane can serve that allows new buildings to be built smaller. This saves money during construction and improves productivity long-term. 

CXT UNO is available in lifting capacities up to 12.5 tons. It offers lifting heights up to 12m and spans up to 28m. One notable feature that CXT UNO brings to the table is an energy chain rather than a festoon system. The energy chain improves visibility in the work area and gives the crane a clean, modern look, while eliminating a potential safety hazard caused by festoons tangling on obstacles.

CXT UNO also delivers with two radio controls, a primary and a spare, as part of the package. The radio control delivers another important safety benefit, as the operator can control the crane while standing safely away from the load and work area.

“CXT UNO was created to be competitively priced while offering the quality and reliability that customers have come to expect from Konecranes,” says Pino. “This crane also gives customers the option to add seismic restraints for crane end carriages to conform with local code regulations in a seismic country like Chile,” he continued. “All together, these features establish CXT UNO as a significant offering in a segment where we haven’t been well represented before. It’s a quality crane at an affordable price that was designed to fit our market here in Chile.”                                                                        

Additional information:
Amulya Raghuveer, Communications Coordinator,
Konecranes Region Americas
amulya.raghuveer@konecranes.com or 937.525.5533.

About Konecranes, Inc.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2016, Group (comparable combined company) sales totaled EUR 3,278 million. The Group has 17,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (HEX:KCR).

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