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Scrap Handling Cranes

Scrap handling cranes work in the scrap yard, loading scrap into buckets that are transported to the melt shop. Speed is vital: the faster the vehicle is unloaded, the sooner it can depart. Our scrapyard cranes are high-duty, high-speed cranes loading scrap into buckets for transport to the melt shop. Special attention is paid to the crane operator’s environment because of the high dust, noise and vibration levels that are typical in the scrap yard environment.

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Four-girder Charging Cranes

The charging crane transports scrap and liquid steel to the furnace. Konecranes charging cranes are well protected from the flames and radiated heat, as well as the brief, intense heat of the charge itself. These cranes are a critical part of production and, since the load is molten steel, safety and reliability are the key words in the crane design. The same crane can work as backup to the ladle crane if needed.

Konecranes steel ladle cranes

Double-girder Ladle Handling Cranes

The ladle handling crane transports ladles filled with molten iron to the basic oxygen furnace (BOF), or molten steel from the BOF and electric arc furnace to the continuous casting machine. Konecranes ladle handling cranes are tailor-made solutions with tested and standardized components, modern automation technology ensuring high safety and productivity.

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Slab and Billet Handling Cranes

The Konecranes slab and billet handling cranes are heavy-duty cranes taking hot slabs, billets or blooms from the continuous casting machine conveyor and transporting them to the storage area or feed them to the rolling mill. They are high-speed production cranes designed with the same concern for safety and reliability as our charging and ladle cranes.

Coil and Plate Handling Cranes

Coil and Plate Handling Cranes

The Konecranes coil and plate handling cranes are used to transport bars, plates or coils in the rolling area. A wide range of lifting devices can be attached to the hooks: magnets, C-hooks, hydraulic tongs and more.

Equipment for Metals Production

Konecranes KBK workstation lifting system

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, all the way from precise maneuvering to demanding workstation use. Our equipment supports efficient and safer lifting for all kinds of loads.

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Overhead cranes

Industry-leading crane technology that meets light and heavy industrial lifting needs up to 500 tons.

Lift Trucks

Lift Trucks

Konecranes lift trucks and reach stackers handle steel plates, coils and stamping tools as well as goods in containers, swap bodies and trailers.

Expertise for Metals Production

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The automated functions of our cranes can help streamline operations while improving safety, efficiency, ease of use and overall productivity.

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Customer Story - Rautaruukki Corporation

“When you have people with experience from a similar project, you don’t need to explain the process to them. They know.”

Esa Prokkola, Project Manager

Smart features

Smart Features

Smart Features are software-based intelligence which gives you control over material handling in your production process.