Konecranes UK’s Industrial Crane Division, has been awarded the contract to supply two specialist waste handling cranes to operate at the new Staffordshire County Council’s waste management site at Four Ashes in the County.
The site will be managed by Veolia Environmental Services who have appointed CNIM Clugston for the site’s construction. It was CNIM La Seyne-sur-Mer, France who placed the crane contract with Konecranes.
The contract for Konecranes from CNIM is to supply two 12t grabbing cranes rated FOER A8/M8 duty and using Konecranes range of DynA Invertor variable speed control on all motions. The cranes will be fully automated, but also capable of manual or semi automatic control. Working on a 23.4 metre span, the cranes will have Konecranes DynaPilot Anti-Sway system which will automatically dampen sway and reduce operator fatigue, stress in structures and mechanical components, this also allows the bunker walls to be avoided, even with a grab that could be swinging where by the swing is taken out of the operation and thus avoiding grab damage through pit wall collision as this is the biggest source of downtime if collisions occur.
The cranes feature galvanised mesh platforms and handrails, festooned long and cross travel power supplies, condition monitoring, PLC control, operators chair and back up radio control for mounting in the clients control room.
The cranes will have waste handling ‘orange peel’ grabs and will be delivered July 2012