Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:06

Reinvented and launched — the new BOXHUNTER from Konecranes

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After several studies, and backed by a thorough understanding of customer needs, Konecranes launched  the BOXHUNTER and reinvented the RTG crane. The innovations at a glance: the operator has been brought down to earth. The cabin has been brought down to the truck lane, the heart of container handling action. The BOXHUNTER operating concept is unique: a complete rethinkinging of RTG operation and operator ergonomics.

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“We are very pleased to announce the launch of the BOXHUNTER and are very much looking forward to offering this innovative crane to our customers in Middle East”, says Andreas Falk, Port Cranes & Lifttrucks Sales Director Konecranes Middle East. “We are confident that this outstanding container crane that is an excellent value for money that will meet the needs of our clients”, he adds.

BOXHUNTER is the outcome of an intense product development effort that reinvented the Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) crane. The BOXHUNTER operating concept is based on advanced video and laser technology that Konecranes has developed for its top-of-the-line Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs). Video cameras located at strategic points around the crane and a sophisticated Graphical User Interface in the cab give the operator excellent visibility everywhere he needs it.

BOXHUNTER is built around the needs of container terminal operators who want the best but do not need all the features or peak performance of the Konecranes’ top-of-the-range 16-wheel RTG. BOXHUNTER maintains a steady level of performance, around 15+ container movements an hour, while still offering the high reliability and low downtime that lie at the heart of the Konecranes philosophy and brand.

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Turning things on their head

The new BOXHUNTER is built around the operator and the Graphical User Interface the operator works with. The main idea was to turn things on their head, literally, and bring the operator down to ground level. With the sophisticated video and laser technology that is currently available, it’s no longer essential to have the cab at the top of the crane. While bringing the cab down, the hoisting machinery was also relocated down to ground level. This simplifies the overall structure and brings a new ease of access to this machinery, which is great from the service perspective.

BOXHUNTER also has a new counterweight system that eliminates the weight of the spreader from every load lifted, thus saving energy.

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The most standard RTG ever

A simpler structure brings valuable savings to the customer across the board. BOXHUNTER is the most modular and standard RTG ever, offered with a minimum of customizable options. It is delivered in containers, by regular container ship.

As with all Konecranes container cranes, BOXHUNTER can be equipped with extra operator-aiding, safety-enhancing features such as DGPS Autosteering. TRUCONNECT®, Konecranes’ remote monitoring service, is also available.

There is nothing comparable

There is no other RTG on the market today that combines this level of innovation, this level of operator experience, and this level of reliable performance, at such a competitive price. Customers buying the BOXHUNTER can also rest assured that it offers the same safety and quality as all other Konecranes products.

Caption 1: Konecranes’ new BOXHUNTER will interest container terminal operators in different markets.© Konecranes

Caption 2: BOXHUNTER is a no-compromise design in terms of reliable performance, ease of operation, and eco-efficiency.© Konecranes

Caption 3: Excellent visibility through every container move is the foundation of the BOXHUNTER operating concept.© Konecranes

Additional Info

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. In 2013, Group sales totaled EUR 2,100 million. The Group has 11,800 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

Konecranes Middle East FZE
Andreas Falk, Port Cranes & Lifttrucks Sales Director
Tel: +971 4 815 6800

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