Konecranes' XM Light Crane System is designed with modular components to increase uptime
Konecranes has introduced the XM Light Crane System, a versatile lifting solution designed to maximize overall productivity in workstations and on production lines with lifting needs up to two tons. Konecranes developed the XM Light Crane System to meet or exceed the requirements of demanding industrial applications. The crane system is designed with modular components that provide efficiency, space and cost savings, and flexibility for any modern material handling need.
The XM Light Crane System promotes efficiency with user-friendly features to help reduce downtime and operator fatigue. The modular design makes short installation time possible, thus increasing uptime of the crane. Standard three-phase power feeding with a flat cable simplifies installation, provides consistent, reliable service, and is easily adaptable to reconfigurations. The XM Light Cranes require less effort to operate due to nylon wheels with ball bearings which minimize rolling resistance. The unique hollow type profiles are accurately dimensioned and lightweight, providing smooth and silent movement. Additionally, push/pull trolleys allow for effortless load handling. No on-site welding is required during operation due to the bolted joint profile connections.
The XM Light Crane System provides high structural strength and accurate, cut-to-length profile dimensions that maximize available space and help to lower overall costs. High material strength and unique profile shapes enable long spans, leading to a larger efficient working area below the crane. The XM Light Cranes also require fewer supporting structures due to outstanding suspension distances. Profiles are available with a deflection ratio of 1/500 as standard or optionally as 1/350, whereas many competitors’ profiles offer 1/450 as the maximum deflection ratio. The XM Light Cranes also feature a lightweight profile beam which reduces dead weight, thus minimizing stress on building structures that can lead to wear and tear and unnecessary repair costs. Additionally, the hollow profile type protects trolleys from dirt and dust, decreasing maintenance costs and increasing component lifetime. There are four profiles ranging from 20 to 40 feet with varying lifting capacities depending on the model.
The XM Light Crane System is designed to provide maximum flexibility. The XM Light Crane System can be easily expanded or modified with cut-to-length profiles and bridges to accommodate an updated production process. Single-girder and double-girder cranes and monorails are available, with lifting capacities ranging from 1/8 ton to two tons to meet a variety of lifting needs and operations. The XM Light Crane System offers several bridge suspension options: 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. The cranes can be wall-mounted or suspended from the ceiling or I-beams to create a larger work area beneath the crane. If suspension is not possible, the cranes can be installed as free-standing models that provide nearly unlimited runway length.