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Intelligent Konecranes SMARTON crane helps Aussie company lift safely in Indonesia

A Konecranes SMARTON
overhead crane has been deployed by Australian company Commonwealth Steel at
their Indonesian facility in Cilegon to lift safely, efficiently and reliably.
The SMARTON is Konecranes’ most advanced overhead crane, incorporating smart
features for better safety and efficiency.

Commonwealth Steel
is jointly owned by OneSteel and Arrium. OneSteel is Australia’s premier manufacturer
of steel long products and also a leading metals distribution company in
Australia and New Zealand. Arrium is the largest supplier of grinding media in
the world.

Commonwealth Steel
Indonesia is the first company in Indonesia and one of the first in South East
Asia to install the latest Konecranes SMARTON crane with TRUCONNECT remote
monitoring and reporting. Additionally, the SMARTON crane at Commonwealth Steel
Indonesia features sway control and target positioning to make lifting even
safer and more efficient.

crane with the addition of a magnetic lifter is used for the loading and
unloading of steel balls manufactured by Commonwealth Steel Indonesia for
crushing applications. The crane is complemented by a 10/2.5t double girder CXT
crane, which is used for lifting equipment and maintenance.

Commonwealth Steel
Indonesia Construction Manager Mr Lukman Renta explained that safety, price and
maintenance were key considerations when selecting the crane. Smart features
were added to save time and money. The TRUCONNECT function additionally allows the
company to optimise their maintenance schedule.

Commonwealth Steel
Indonesia and Konecranes have been working together for just over one year at
their new facility in Cilegon, where safety is highly prioritised.

According to Mr
Lukman, the crane has excellent safety features and the maintenance crew is
very fast to respond with certified technicians who comply with all safety
standards and procedures. Konecranes’ SMARTON overhead cranes maximise safety
and minimise downtime. The robust crane is also compact in size enabling new
industrial spaces to be smaller than before, reducing construction costs and
heating expenses.

Key features and
benefits of Konecranes CXT cranes include individual hoist capacities up to 80
tons; complementary CXT wire rope hoists; assurance of industry benchmarked
safety and ergonomics; easy and effective load handling; optimum dimensions for
space-saving solutions with ability to operate closer to walls and lift loads
higher; excellent hook approaches at both ends of the crane; minimal headroom
requirement; and tandem operation further enhancing efficiency and utility.

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