Pitched at customers requiring a combination of performance, safety and reliability during lifts, the CLX range is available in capacities from 500kg up to 5 tonne.

According to the manufacturer, the system comprises durable components and a variety of technical features that ensure smooth and accurate load handling.

The CLX chain hoist is specified with a compact aluminium frame that allows for easy access during maintenance. Additionally, the crane features a new magnetic brake is capable of handling more than one million operations, which in real terms will serve the entire lifespan of the actual hoist.

The brake and a slipping clutch overload device are also designed to prevent the load from dropping or micro slipping in the event of clutch failure or an unexpected external hazard.

Elsewhere, Konecranes has kickstarted its ‘Quick Ship Program’, which is designed to ship complete industrial overhead cranes in capacities up to 10 tonnes in a four-week period.

The crane package comprises a CXT hoist, end trucks, power supply, and single girder steel in spans up to 52 feet.

"Customers can obtain a competitively priced crane quickly, with no compromise on quality," explains Konecranes, Mark Ubl, vice president of industrial crane products, in Region Americas.

He added: "By including the steel, we take all of the guesswork out of delivery and completion. Customers know exactly when their crane will be shipped and can be confident that it contains all the components they need."

Ubl also went onto stress that facilities with capital expenditure budgets, which may have earmarked funds for a 2014 crane purchase means that managers can complete such deals to meet construction deadlines.

Konecranes systems in the quick ship initiative are available in 3-, 5-, 7.5- and 10-ton capacities, with either a 2-speed hoist or VFD inverter controls.