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On-line crane specification tool

19 October 2017

Crane Advisor from Konecranes is a user friendly, icon driven platform designed to help customers narrow down potential lifting equipment options, according to their specific material handling application.

The menu driven application may be accessed via desktop computer, iPad, tablet and smart phone, allowing convenient use of the tool from any location. Crane Advisor has been introduced successfully in North America and has now been launched in the UK, Europe and selected regions worldwide.

Users are prompted to input parameters, including industry type, crane capacity, girder span and lifting cycle duty. Based on the information supplied, the Crane Advisor software generates an immediate response, providing a personalised crane specification, tailored to the user’s specific requirements.

On receipt of the recommendation, customers can familiarise themselves with the product offering before continuing discussions with a Konecranes’ sales representative. The system saves the customer valuable time in the initial decision making process and provides sufficient information for a preliminary project analysis, before committing further time and resources to the details of the specific material handling solution. 

Jari Myyryläinen, vice president, Konecranes Industrial Applications, stated: “As a leader in the overhead crane industry, Konecranes invests in R&D to bring new technologies and innovation to the market. Crane Advisor is a service that will revolutionise the way of purchasing overhead cranes. The tool offers the customer valuable information on the most suitable material handling equipment, according to their lifting needs.”