Portal, Storage and Woodyard Cranes

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| Designed for long haul

A woodyard crane handles the unloading and storing of logs at a pulp mill as well as the feeding of this material into the mill. The wood must be prepared for processing through sorting according to specifications on species, cleanliness and dimensions; organizing so that the mill can maintain a constant feed rate; and collecting reject material for disposal. If the raw logs or pieces of wood are not yet ready for pulping, the mill may also have to convert it into material suitable for pulping in processes such as debarking, sawing, chipping, and screening.

A Konecranes woodyard crane easily handles the unloading, storing and feeding of logs in a pulp mill. Designed to operate in all weather conditions, even high winds, these cranes minimize wood losses while minimizing energy, maintenance and labor costs. With three flexible, high-performance designs – the straight track portal, rotating portal and log boom – we can offer an ideal solution for every woodyard.

| Customer Story - Rex Lumber, USA

" Technology package available with the crane really was deciding factor for buying this crane. With the integrated scale system, inventory control should allow us greater degree of control and rotation. The log is the most important part of our process so we have to take care of it. We went to a mill and saw Konecranes crane still in operation after 43 years and has the fastest unloading time within the mill system. We want fast unloading, high degree of reliability and we want something to last."

Jared Banta, General Manager, Rex Lumber

| Features

Working closely with leading pulp and paper companies, we have developed features to improve the handling of paper rolls.

  • Patented reeving system
  • Gearboxes and controls specifically made for crane applications
  • Efficient climate control AC
  • Smart Features like Sway Control, Collision Avoidance and Zone Speed Control
  • Semi-automation and target positioning technology
  • Inventory management system with accurate load tracking
  • Camera with clear sight lines to all crane movements
  • Advanced crane controls systems
  • Compact design
  • Multiple crane options
  • Energy efficient motors and controls
  • Diagnostic PLC

| Benefits

We dedicate our unparalleled experience and expertise to help you maximize efficiency and avoid costly problems right from the start.

  • Reduced cost of operation with combining unloading, transporting, and decking of materials in one efficient operation.
  • Efficient and flexible space usage with compact design
  • Optimum design helps in easy truck traffic flow
  • Multiple crane design supports all types of storage space needs
  • Time saving with fast truck unloading
  • Long, dependable operation with energy efficient motors and controls
  • Ease of inventory management with improved visibility and operations.
  • Sway Control comes standard and other smart features can be added for safer, faster load handling and more precise positioning
  • Simplify and minimize maintenance costs with Diagnostic (PLC) systems.

| Technical Specifications

STRAIGHT-TRACK PORTAL WOODYARD CRANE_3D

| Straight-track portal woodyard crane

This crane is ideal when thinking ahead to future runway expansions and increases in storage space. It offers easy adjustment to truck traffic flow and optimized storage.

CRANE DATA

S1

S-2

S-3

S-4

S-5

Design standard

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

CMAA class

E

F

F

F

F

Span (m)

31

35

44

50

59

Capacity (t)

14

27

27

36

36

Lift under grapple

14

17

21

21

21

Trolley pairing

T-1

T-2

T-2

T-3

T-3

Gantry speed (m/min)

180

102

102

150

150

 

Log boom woodyard crane

| Log boom woodyard crane

Log boom cranes are important when fast truck unloading is a priority.

CRANE DATA

LB-1

LB-2

LB-3

Structural design standard

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

Machinery CMAA class

F

F

F

Maximum outreach (m)

56

53

50

Minimum outreach (m)

34

20

27

Rail radius

27

24

21

Capacity (ton)

14

19

32

Lift under grapple (m)

20

20

20

Gantry Speed (m/min)

115

115

120

 Rotating portal woodyard crane

| Rotating portal woodyard crane

A rotating portal crane may be the best solution when a straight track cranes will not fit your space. Storage is available both inside and outside of the rail.

CRANE DATA

R-1

R-2

R-3

Structural design standard

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

EN 13001-1

Machinery CMAA class

F

F

F

Maximum outreach (m)

61

64

69

Minimum outreach (m)

14

14

14

Rail radius

43

49

49

Capacity (ton)

14

29

29

Lift under grapple (m)

14

17

21

Gantry Speed (m/min)

150

150

150

| Unparalleled experience and expertise

With over 45 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing woodyard cranes, Konecranes can help you to achieve a good return on your investment with better efficiency in your raw wood handling and pulping operations alongside savings in personnel and maintenance.

Get in touch with our experts to learn more about our woodyard cranes.