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Konecranes new CXT Explorer for remote locations now available on KonecranesDirect.com

/EIN News/ -- SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konecranes stand-alone CXT Explorer is an overhead crane system that arrives in its own shipping container and can be assembled at an outdoor site in hours.

Konecranes CXT Explorer
Konecranes CXT Explorer delivers factory-level lifting at remote or temporary locations.


CXT Explorer is the newest idea from global lifting leader Konecranes for safe, cost-effective lifting in remote areas where overhead lifting capabilities are needed. It positions Konecranes proven CXT electric overhead wire rope crane on top of a rugged steel structure supported by two standard ISO shipping containers. This concept, originally developed for vehicle maintenance in the military, brings the advantages of a factory crane to remote or temporary locations. 

Customers are experiencing even more flexibility because now they can order the Explorer through KonecranesDirect.com, a fast-track online order process for the United States and Canada. 

“This is a new channel in which a customer can directly input their requirements, and get a quote in minutes,” says Edward Di Cesare, Director of Marketing, Industrial Equipment, Region Americas.

Ordering speed also translates into faster delivery. After the customer receives their quote, they provide a credit application and a purchase order, upload it to the site and the order will be processed.

CXT Explorer is built for the outdoors, with rain covers, waterproof electrics, and heating in the motors and electrical cabinets to avoid condensation. CXT Explorer is suitable for use in harsh conditions with temperatures ranging from -4 to +122 degrees Fahrenheit, or -20 to +50 degrees Celsius. The whole crane area can be covered with a special tent for additional protection if needed, and the unit can run on a generator if there is no source of electricity. The shipping containers that the crane rests on have a side door, and double as storage for crane components, service tools and spare parts. Best of all, it delivers factory-level lifting just a few hours after arriving on-site.

“The benefits that CXT Explorer brings to the table are substantial,” says Doug Maclam, VP Industrial Crane Sales. “Compared to a mobile crane, the CXT is simple to operate and does not require a dedicated crane operator. It delivers true lifting capacity up to 5 metric tons (11,000 lbs) in a relatively small footprint. Companies who have traditionally rented mobile cranes with skilled operators are finding that this system will pay for itself in just a few months.”

CXT Explorer can be assembled in just a few hours, with Konecranes record time for setup being 1 hour and 15 minutes. When the crane is no longer needed, it can be packed back in its container and moved to the next job.

Konecranes CXT Explorer package features the company’s workhorse CXT Hoist, making it attractively cost-competitive. Even when used in a remote area, factory parts, service and on-call maintenance are available from 600 Konecranes locations in 48 countries.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/dc78fc23-aee9-4ae7-85c9-6fa34833c2b5.

Additional information:
Amulya Raghuveer, Communications Coordinator,
Konecranes Region Americas
amulya.raghuveer@konecranes.com or 937.525.5533.

About Konecranes, Inc.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. The Group has 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (HEX:KCR).

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