Sometimes product development requires some serious stamp collecting
It’s funny how, when you’re trying to figure out what your customers need, you can just ask them and they’ll tell you. In great detail. That’s what we did in 1993. We commissioned Tommi, an eager young engineer, to visit some of the world’s major container terminals to get answers to a simple question: “What would the perfect RTG be like?” The reasoning was that, as he was not employed by Konecranes, he would get honest answers. And he did. Interview after interview, port after port. Finally, Tommi filed his report, and the rest is history.
The hydraulics-free Konecranes RTG, equipped with the revolutionary Active Load Control system, was born. Today, after a quarter century of growing popularity, it is still the industry benchmark with a host of recent innovations. For example, it’s part of the Path to Port Automation, meaning you can try out supervised operation and remote operation concepts in manageable steps, stack by stack. Full automation can be the goal, but it doesn’t have to be. Flexibility is the key.
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