Konecranes Plc | Date: 2014-04-17
A grabber (102, 202) for a load handling apparatus, comprising an optical distance measuring device (104, 204, 304) and fastening means (106, 206, 306a-c) that fasten the optical distance measuring device (104, 204, 304) in a flexible manner to the grabber. The grabber (102, 202) may be provided in a crane, such as a boom crane, bridge crane, container crane or gantry crane.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2015-01-15
A low profile transport device includes a frame having a top surface and a recess disposed along the top surface to hold and transport an object. The low profile transport device also includes a plurality of wheels disposed below the frame that support the frame, and a plurality of pivotable wheel struts coupled to the wheels. The wheel struts are each individually adjustable relative to the frame from a first position relative to the frame to a second position relative to the frame to allow the low profile transport device to climb an obstacle without tilting the frame. The low profile transport device also includes a motor that generates movement of the wheels.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2015-09-25
A crane system includes a skid assembly having an operator base and plurality of outrigger assemblies coupled to the operator base that support and lift the base from a first elevation to a second elevation. The crane system also includes a jib crane coupled to the skid assembly. The jib crane includes a pillar assembly coupled to the skid assembly and a boom assembly coupled to the pillar assembly.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2014-06-27
A system for conducting phased array testing on a vehicle hub includes a guide element having a first end and a second end, a pivot element extending from the second end to couple to the vehicle hub, and a slide element coupled to the guide element. The slide element is movable relative to the guide element between the first end of the guide element and the second end of the guide element. The slide element including an object-receiving aperture to receive a phased array probe element.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2014-09-09
A chain hoist includes a body; a hoist chain passing through the body; through-holes in the body for the hoist chain; and an actuator arrangement for operating the chain hoist, the actuator being used for moving the hoist chain through said through-holes in a lifting or lowering direction of the chain hoist, and on the side of at least one through-hole the portion of the hoist chain moving outside the body is provided with a limiter member whose position in the longitudinal direction of the hoist chain is adjustable, the limiter member being provided with a detectable sensor; and a sensor detection member is provided in the vicinity of said through-hole to detect the detectable sensor at a predetermined distance.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2015-09-30
There is provided an optical measurement device (8, 400, 504 602a), a load handling apparatus (1, 1), a method for protecting an optical measurement device and a method for updating a load handling apparatus, where the optical measurement device comprises a permeable surface (406, 508) for communicating light to and from the optical measurement device. A hydrophilic coating (404, 408) is arranged on the permeable surface.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2014-01-30
The invention relates to a method to form a rail joint, in which staggerings (6, 7) corresponding to each other are made in joinable solid-profile rail ends (4, 5) of parts (2, 3) of a rail (1) so that when a completed rail joint is viewed from above the rail heads bond; both rail ends are secured to a corresponding mounting; the rail ends secured to the mountings are brought against each other whereby said bonding is established; and the mountings that are against each other are secured to one another. The staggerings (6, 7) are made in such a manner that the lower edges (4a, 5a) of the rail ends (4, 5) are left substantially unstaggered whereby the staggerings extend from these lower edges towards the top surfaces or the rail ends; and the rail ends (4, 5) are welded by their lower edges (4a, 5a) at their entire width to their mountings (8, 9). The invention also relates to a rail joint made by this method.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2014-02-27
A hoisting rope arrangement in a trolley moving along a main girder of a crane and driven by an outside mechanism is provided. Both sides of the trolley are provided with successive rope pulley pairs located at a distance from one another in a longitudinal direction of the trolley and, below these, sheaves situated in a hoisting member, whereby on both sides of the trolley, a first hoisting rope is led from a first end of the main girder of the crane via one rope pulley of a first rope pulley pair down to the sheave and therefrom via an other rope pulley to a second end of the main girder, and a second hoisting rope is led from the second end of the main girder via one rope pulley of a second rope pulley pair down to the sheave and therefrom via an other rope pulley to the first end of the main girder. The arrangement employs rope pulley pairs which comprise differently sized rope pulleys but which are mounted in successive fastening points of the trolley such that they are reversed in relation to one another and such that in successive pulley pairs the differently sized rope pulleys are aligned with one another as viewed in the longitudinal direction of the trolley.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2014-10-14
A test weight system includes a first assembly having a first body member and a plurality of ear members arranged about the first body member. The test weight system also includes a second assembly interlocked with the first assembly, the second assembly having a second body member defining a plurality of slots. A portion of each ear member extends through one of the plurality of slots.
Konecranes Plc | Date: 2015-04-15
A method of self-erecting a jacking tower includes extending a lift assembly, inserting a first module assembly below the extended lift assembly, lowering the lift assembly around the first module assembly, engaging the lift assembly with the first module assembly, extending the lift assembly with the first module assembly engaged, inserting a second module assembly below the extended lift assembly, lowering the lift assembly, and coupling the first and second module assemblies.