Konecranes XM CraneKonecranes recently launched its XM light crane system, a versatile lifting solution designed to maximize overall productivity in workstations and on production lines. According to the company, features of the XM include:

  • Accurately dimensioned and lightweight hollow-type profiles, which provide smooth and silent movement.
  • Push/pull trolleys that allow for effortless load handling.
  • Modular components that provide flexibility, efficiency, and space and cost savings.
  • Nylon wheels with ball bearings to minimize rolling resistance.
  • Precise cut-to-length profile dimensions that maximize available space and help lower overall costs.
  • A capacity of up to 2 tons.
  • A standard deflection ratio of 1/500 or an optional deflection ratio of 1/350.
  • A lightweight profile beam to reduce dead weight, thus minimizing stress on building structures.
  • Protection of the trolley from dirt and dust.
  • 4 profiles ranging from 20 to 40 feet with varying lifting capacities.
  • The flexibility for wall mounting, or ceiling or I-beam suspension, to create a larger work area beneath the crane.
  • Short installation times.
  • Availability of single or double girder cranes, as well as monorails.
  • Several bridge suspension options, such as single girder models with articulated bridge construction for light, easy load handling and crab motion; single or double girder models with rigid bridge construction for motorized movements; and single and double girder models with low headroom for efficient lifting height.