Lifting through every process in the mill
Konecranes has the expertise and the technology to help you perform the tough, dangerous lifting work required in the steel industry. We work with you to provide equipment to lift heavy and dangerous items throughout your operation, from moving iron ore and recycled steel to pouring hot metal and shaping products in the rolling mill. Konecranes technical and service teams are expert in every stage of steel manufacturing; constantly striving to help you produce more steel.
In-house analysis and engineering
We pride ourselves on our technical connection to the steel industry. Many of our engineers have worked in steel production, so we’re well equipped to design equipment suitable for work in a steel-making environment. We do not outsource our core skills. We exercise those skills in-house, in the development and service of tough and reliable lifting equipment.
Using the latest technology
We understand how critical lifting technology is throughout the steel production process. Our continuous investments in R&D drive our innovation. Our Smart Features, such as Sway Control, Target Positioning and Protected Areas, help reduce operator error. Our energy-saving technology uses regenerative network braking to reduce electricity costs and environmental impact.
Around the corner and around the globe, we have the largest and most extensive service network in the industry. We strive to be the leading local crane maintenance provider in all markets.
When scrap metal arrives at a scrapyard, a crane must reach into the delivery vehicle and unload the metal safely and quickly. It is vital that these unloading cranes be reliable and efficient to keep delivery vehicles moving through the facility and scrap material flowing into the mill.
The Melt Shop
The hot, dusty environment of the melt shop is home to charging, ladle, teeming and tundish cranes. These cranes perform a variety of duties in the shop: the combination of scrap or raw materials, the handling of liquid metal and the manipulation of melting buckets.
A billet or slab crane moves freshly cast slabs of steel from the melt shop to the rolling area, where they can be rolled, shaped or diverted for further heating and processing. These rolling area cranes are available with special load handling devices, such as mechanical or hydraulic tongs, magnets and c-hooks.
Electric overhead traveling cranes are used in warehouses where steel is stored after it comes off the production line. Forklifts can also be used to transport steel rolls to storage racks.