New low cost overhead crane for emerging markets
07 February 2017 | Web Article Number:
KONECRANES recently launched an economically priced overhead crane, the CXT UNO. Aimed at small and medium-sized SME’s in southern Africa, it is based on Konecranes’ existing CXT hoist and, according to the company, delivers many of its strengths at an affordable price.
“The CXT UNO combines a strong range of features based on a simpler set of components and technical solutions compared to existing CXT products. This straightforward design, together with easy access to spare parts, means that the CXT UNO will be easy to maintain,” the company said in a statement.
“The reliable crane is designed for everyday lifting. By focusing on the essential features and core components, such as the CXT hoist, the product can be offered at a very sensible price without compromising on quality.”
The CXT UNO crane has a radio controller and it can lift up to 10 tons and has inverter-based bridge travelling, two-speed for trolley travelling and hoisting movements. The CXT UNO is sold and delivered as a predesigned package with a selection of functions and limited options
“The CXT UNO is important for us in today’s market because it expands our product offering into a segment where we haven’t been present before,” said Knut Stewen, Director Africa, and MD of Konecranes South Africa.
“The CXT UNO offers customers in this category access to Konecranes’ quality and reliability at a very sensible cost in what we believe is a very attractive and competitive overall package. We are confident that it will be a very popular crane in Southern Africa.”
Capable of lifting loads up to 10 tons up to nine meters off the ground, the CXT UNO features a two-speed hoisting and travelling design with a fixed pendant controller, tagline festooning, and compact single-girder construction, and can operate over spans of up to 20 meters.
The design draws on input collected in the field and prioritizes issues such as quality, reliability in both intensive and less-frequent usage, and ease of maintenance.
Thanks to its simple, standardized design, the CXT UNO will be available with “very competitive” delivery times, the company said.