The secrets of the S-series synthetic rope

The secrets of the S-series synthetic rope

Did you know that the heart of Konecranes’ game-changing S-series crane is our revolutionary synthetic rope? It’s strong, safe and easy to maintain, remains free from barbs, and requires no lubrication.

The Konecranes S-series crane has been radically redesigned both inside and out. It has set a new industry benchmark by introducing a never-before-seen hoist with a synthetic rope as well as Smart Features that improve safety and productivity, provide high usability and low maintenance. Whatever industry or application, the Konecranes S-series crane helps you to boost your production. It is designed to keep your production line up and running.

S-series synthetic rope

Revolutionary synthetic rope

The synthetic rope reduces wear on the drum and reeving components due to less surface pressure and friction. It is more durable than steel wire and does not require lubrication, reducing maintenance costs. It is also easier and safer to handle due to its lighter weight, and it does not fray or produce the sharp barbs common on steel wire rope, reducing the chance of hand injuries. Synthetic rope is also less vulnerable for traditional rope defects such as birdcaging or kinks, reducing replacement costs and maximizing productivity.

Konecranes is the first industrial overhead cranes company to use the Dyneema fiber as standard for hoisting. Dyneema® is one of the world’s strongest fibers that has been used for more than 30 years in demanding rigging applications such as lifting slings, mooring, and towing large sea vessels. Lives depend on it during search and rescue operations and mountain climbing.

Secrets revealed

How good is the Konecranes’ revolutionary synthetic rope? Watch the videos to see as we put it through its paces in tests*.

Synthetic rope vs. wire rope

Synthetic rope stands up to hard use. We put it head-to-head in a test with regular steel rope to show what a difference the synthetic rope makes.


Rope splicing is the first and the most important phase of roping. We did a rope splicing test to see how Konecranes’ innovative synthetic rope performs.

Chemical test

Literally the acid test - How will Konecranes’ synthetic rope reacts to hydrochloric acid?

Grinding test

How does Konecranes’ synthetic rope stand up to grinding and sparks. How will the sparks affect the rope’s performance?

Sharp edge test

Cutting-edge rope technology meets a real cutting edge - What will happen when Konecranes’ synthetic rope comes into contact with a sharp edge while lifting a load? Watch the video to learn more.

Bonus test

The Konecranes’ synthetic rope passed the lab tests. Let’s see how the regular synthetic rope from a hardware store copes with the test. This load test will show!

*The tests have been done under controlled and safe laboratory conditions. The purpose of the tests is to damage the rope, for the purpose of illustrating its ultimate strength. The tests do not correspond to the actual use or the operating environment.


Proper operation, maintenance and regular inspection of the crane and rope are mandatory and are described in the crane manual. If you have any questions, please contact your Konecranes salesperson.

Konecranes S-series
Konecranes S-series crane

The new standard in lifting

An innovative hoist, synthetic rope and Smart Features make the Konecranes S-series crane a leader in lifting technology. Suitable for a range of girder configurations, the Konecranes S-series rope hoist can lift up to 20 tons with its advanced design, including off-set reeving, stepless hoisting and safety adding features that set the standard in modern lifting.

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