Products and concepts

We focus on eco-efficiency, continuously improving the environmental performance of our products, processes and services. Environmental considerations are taken into account for the whole product life cycle to achieve considerable improvements in environmental performance. We also offer advanced tools to improve the productivity, serviceability and lifetime of the equipment utilizing digitalization. The environmental impact can also be reduced by applying improvements and retrofits to existing equipment.

Konecranes has over 80 years of experience about manufacturing equipment and how to maintain them in good shape and condition designing for repeated use, repair, maintenance, and reassembly using standard parts. The careful product design provides the most reliable, efficient, eco-efficient and safe lifting equipment available. We develop and test different materials, new features, and apply remanufacturing processes into new product designs.

Usability, eco-efficiency, and safety are our guiding principles in product design, along with lifecycle thinking. Our products are designed to enable their reuse and recycling, and their lifetimes can be extended through modernization. Utilizing digitalization, we offer advanced tools to improve the productivity, serviceability and lifetime of equipment. The environmental impact of existing equipment can also be reduced by applying improvements and retrofits to them.

The lifecycle of a crane consists of the production of raw materials and components, manufacturing, use and maintenance, disposal of the product, and deliveries between each stage. Each stage of the lifecycle has different impacts on the environment. Based on the product and its energy intensity, the two most significant environmental impacts come from energy consumption during the use phase and the production of raw materials and components.

Resource scarcity and the need for emission reductions result in the need for eco-efficient technology. In our conjoined product offering we can offer innovative power sources such as hybrid technology and solar power as well as other energy saving solutions such as regenerative braking. Improving our products and services even further by utilizing the possibilities of the industrial internet is one of our strategic initiatives.

 

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