The company aims to optimize the safety, efficiency and reliability of its expanded plant with a 12500 TPD production capacity in Ha Nam province.

Konecranes provided four CXT cranes ranging from 6t and 35t capacity, to be used for installation and maintenance of plant equipment.

Serving key production technology in installations as high as 45m off the ground, or more than 12 stories high, the cranes can lift tools and machinery to the top of plant, including grinders and silos to help ensure uninterrupted production for Xuan Thanh. The safety and reliability of CXT cranes can be enhanced by Truconnect remote monitoring technology, which provides selfdiagnosis and usage data that enables users to optimise maintenance activities and check maintenance and application compliance. Safety and efficiency issues are important in Xuan Thanh equipment accessed by the Konecranes, which provide servicing of rollers of grinders and filtration process technology and servicing of motors and gearboxes mounted atop silos used for bulk storage.

Nguyen Quang Trung, vice director at Xuan Thanh Cement Manufacturing, says: "We use the cranes frequently, sometimes also every day. The big crane is important for lifting equipment for maintenance and repairs, for example, while the smaller cranes may be used to lift tools and machinery to the very top of the silo.

"The cranes are very important to the production process. Their safety is a first priority, which is why we choose Konecranes. We have used other cranes, but they were not so good. This time we considered a lot of cranes before making our choice."

CXT cranes are easy to operate, says Nguyen, while Konecranes Vietnam office provides training and backup on advanced systems such as Truconnect.

Huynh Thanh, sales manager Vietnam at Konecranes, adds that durable technologies like CXT are vital in demanding production environments, while technologies such as Truconnect also help ensure safety and longevity.

"We are happy to work as partners with customers such as Xuan Thanh, which is dedicated to world standards of efficiency and safety and to ensuring its staff members have access to world’s best practices and technologies such as those of Konecranes."