Konecranes has launched their new S-series overhead crane which after years of research, development and testing, includes Konecrane’s unique synthetic wire rope hoist. The synthetic wire rope hoist gives a barb free operation, reduced maintenance costs as well as safer handling and easier load carrying.

Emil Berning, Managing Director of Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd said “Konecranes has always believed that investment into research and development delivers improved performance and enhanced safety to their cranes and associated equipment where it matters most, on the factory floor, so we are exceptionally proud to launch this ground breaking wire rope hoist and are the first crane manufacturer globally to introduce synthetic rope in their standard serial product”.

“The S-series represents the next generation of our company’s existing industry benchmarked equipment. It offers our customers the latest in technology bringing innovation to, not only the wire rope hoist, but also motor drives, off-set reeving systems, clutches and brakes – all elements that deliver equipment that performs better, lasts longer, delivers greater operational savings, a cleaner and quieter environment, and most importantly adds greater operational safety”.

“The S-series has been radically re-designed, in particular, the stepless hoisting movement and synthetic wire rope will make lifting more precise and powerful with enhanced control” said Berning.

The new synthetic rope is perfect for reeving and its stable symmetric structure eliminates traditional rope defects. Less surface pressure reduces wear and tear considerably.

A Tilted drum and off-set reeving are two first-in-the-world innovations to eliminate peak rope forces and reduce the wear on reeving components. A standardised inverter for hoisting and unique Smart Features enable smooth and accurate load positioning with total control.

The newly designed main girder is the perfect fit for a runway, and the revolutionary sliding connection allows the end truck to better accommodate itself on the crane runway. The new integrated Smart Features ensures that the new S-series system offers a superior performance comprising of advanced automation 2 and accuracy. Customers can access a real-time view of their crane with TRUCONNECT and see the benefits of our cutting-edge digital services.

Further information is available from: Richard Roughly, Equipment Sales Manager, email: