updated 5/4/2011 12:17:24 PM ET 2011-05-04T16:17:24

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, May 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konecranes introduces Smart Solutions, an intelligent overhead crane with components that can be bundled uniquely to tailor a new or existing crane to solve specific material handling challenges.

Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPyLXBpdX0Y to view this anti-sway technology from Konecranes.

Smart Solutions from Konecranes includes components such as sway control, positioning control, area control, load float, brake slip supervision and more. These Smart Solutions technologies are designed to allow for safer, more controlled movements of loads that result in increased productivity, safety and performance. 

Backed by over 80 years of crane building experience, Konecranes has designed Smart Solutions to increase productivity without compromising safety. Smart Solutions has been designed protect your crane's structure by reducing shock load, preventing skewing of the bridge, and preventing overloading. Reducing wear on the crane will considerably help to lower maintenance costs while maximizing uptime.

A vital feature of Smart Solutions is anti-sway technology, called sway control, a Konecranes control feature that has been designed to prevent the load from swinging during crane travel. Sway control allows operators to safely move loads at higher speeds while positioning the load more accurately. Combating load sway is the crane operator's job. It is a demanding skill that requires the operator to divide attention between controlling crane movements and monitoring the load itself. Konecranes sway control allows the operator to concentrate on the surrounding environment and selecting a safe travelling path. Even new or less experienced crane operators that have been properly trained, as required by OSHA, can control and position loads with precision and predictability and operate all motions simultaneously both in manual and automatic modes.

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 and machine tools of all makes.

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CONTACT:  Scott Gilbey 
          Director of Marketing and Communications, Region Americas
          E-mail: scott.gilbey@konecranes.com or phone 937.525.5676
          www.konecranesamericas.com

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