Cask handling cranes

Confidence from experience

Konecranes is a leader and global supplier of nuclear cask handling cranes for dry cask storage. These specialized cranes utilize Konecranes latest generation of SUPERSAFE™ single failure proof technology to safely and efficiently move nuclear spent fuel. 

Our continuous research and development program employs the latest cutting edge technology, while maintaining a core technology that is based on time-proven nuclear designs. Konecranes engineers understand the complexity of nuclear cask handling, and the importance of coordinating precision operation, safety and reliability. 

Nuclear crane modernizations available

If you have an existing nuclear cask crane that was not fully built for the nuclear crane environment, let us upgrade your crane with SUPERSAFE technology. With a modernization, we can take your existing overhead crane and turn it into the crane you need in order to be safe, productive and compliant at your plant. 

Cask handling crane features

FOR RELIABILITY
  • Multiple redundant single failure proof features provide added reliability
  • Real-time operator feedback
  • Auxiliary hoist available as standard or single failure proof reeving for lower capacity lifts 
FOR EASIER, LESS FREQUENT MAINTENANCE
  • Direct access to maintenance points
  • On-board diagnostics
  • Forged steel wheels with precision bearing housing for longer wheel and rail lifetime
  • Electrical enclosures designed for easy access
FOR SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS
  • Single failure proof hoist design
  • Fail-safe operator controls
  • Walkways and platforms to maintenance areas 
FOR LOWEST LIFECYCLE COST
  • Design based on total cost of ownership
  • Fewer spares and less maintenance
  • Weight optimization to reduce overall costs
FOR PERFORMANCE
  • Infinitely variable speed controls
  • User-friendly operator controls
  • Precise positioning capability
  • Integrated cask grapple system