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Konecranes develops explosion proof underground coal mine cranes

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article image Konecranes’ mining cranes and lifting solutions are designed to help mine operators manage their industrial challenges

Konecranes introduces a new range of explosion-proof cranes designed to meet mining industry challenges.

Whether underground or open cut, mining always takes place in a hazardous environment. Moisture, corrosive and ignitable fumes, abrasive dust, and the risk of rock face collapse are all real challenges. A productive mine works fast and rarely stops; however, downtime can halt an entire operation and disrupt demanding schedules. 

Mining cranes and lifting solutions from Konecranes are designed to help mine operators manage their industrial challenges.

Konecranes understands that heavy duty process cranes always need to be designed for their specific circumstances. In addition to being able to carry extra-heavy and dangerous loads, they must also be protected against corrosion caused by continuous exposure to heat, dust and moisture.

Created specifically for mining, the explosion proof Hevi-Lift hoist is designed for HMI H1 through H5 severe duty requirements. The coker cranes have been developed just for moving coke, and include protection for both components and operators. Tailored service duty cranes are particularly good for overhead materials handling in all mining applications.

Smaller cranes ideal for mining conditions are also available from Konecranes. These include electric chain hoists built for maintenance tasks in explosive atmospheres as well as manual hoists for hazardous environments where electrics cannot be used.

Konecranes’ cranes are designed for simple and easy operation with the automated load control features ensuring precision.

Konecranes also enters into a long-term partnership with their clients to guarantee safe and reliable cranes. Konecranes has the skills and international resources to ensure repairs and replacements are done as quickly as possible even in remote locations.

Konecranes can provide a product and service package tailored specially for each client to ensure complete satisfaction.

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