The purpose of the hoisting gear on a crane is to transform the high speed / low torque of the motor to low speed / high torque – in other words, a force suitable for lifting and lowering the load.
A Konecranes gearbox is a fully-integrated core component consisting of gears, shafts, bearings and housing. Every gearbox that we produce has been designed specifically for crane applications.
Together, the gearbox, motor and control system are what we call the Core of Lifting.
Benefits of Konecranes Gears
A crane using Konecranes Core of Lifting gears lowers power consumption, reduces waste, cuts wear, and uses fewer parts. All of this adds up to more productivity and less cost.
How do we do it?
With a low mass of rotating parts, Konecranes gearboxes reduce inertia, and lower both the need for energy and lubricating oil. In addition, the right distribution of tooth force provides a high load carrying capacity. Combined with an optimized gear housing, this further decreases noise and vibration, which makes the gearbox even more power efficient.
Traveling machinery has no additional couplings or shafts, reducing wear and offering better approach dimensions thanks to its compact size.
Ultimately, this innovative design gives safer, more productive equipment with minimal downtime.
Why choose Konecranes Gears?
Our 3D modeling process guides our engineering so that we fully account for the stresses on gearbox components, right down to the smallest detail, to avoid deformation, fractures and wear. Smooth tooth contact patterns minimize pressure on gear parts and reduce the risk of damage.
Because we produce the Core of Lifting gear components ourselves, we can ensure the quality of every gear wheel and shaft. Case hardening makes the gears strong and durable for frequent, long-term use.
Systematic quality control processes at all production stages of component manufacturing and assembly ensure the highest standards of quality. In addition, we test the assembled gearbox thoroughly, checking its gear ratio, tooth contacts, temperature behavior, vibration emissions and that the oil seals are tight.
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After we comply with all related standards (EN, ISO, DIN, AGMA), we go above and beyond to ensure each gear complies with our own requirements, which are even stricter than most recognized guidelines.
The Core of Lifting gives you gears with high durability, optimized performance and maximum reliability. Contact us today to know more about Konecranes gears.
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Workstation Lifting Systems
Konecranes workstation lifting systems represent a wide scope of expertise designed particularly for light loads. The range is comprised of products that can be used in various processes.
Konecranes overhead cranes utilise the latest technology to increase the safety and productivity of our customer’s business. Our industrial overhead cranes represent high-level Konecranes quality starting from a single component all the way to an entire process.
Container handling equipment
Konecranes is on a mission to provide the world's best container handling equipment and service. It's a constantly moving target, and we're leading the way with the Path to Port Automation, the Path to Ecolifting, and the Core of Lifting.
Our experience with over one hundred shipyards worldwide has made us a trusted supplier of shipyard cranes from workshop chain hoists to goliath gantry cranes.