Konecranes has launched the Generation 6 range of mobile harbour cranes (MHCs).
The range’s product nomenclature is ESP, which Konecranes said stands for electric, smart, powerful. The range includes six models – starting with the ESP.6 and extending up to the ESP.9 model – the strongest of which is capable of lifting up to 200 tonnes.
Customers can also choose from several electric-drive variants, with power supplied via the onshore power grid or an onboard generator. If cranes need to be disconnected from the grid for journeys between quays, a battery pack ensures mobility.
In addition, the cranes are equipped with a revised Visumatic crane management system, which also controls all smart crane features that support the crane operator.
Konecranes added that more robust steelwork doubles the service life of the cranes in container operation.
Heribert Barlage, senior vice president business unit mobile harbour cranes, said: “Generation 6 covers our complete crane modular system, including portal harbour cranes and cranes on barge. This means that the new cranes fit into any infrastructure, which makes the ESP code successful and future-proof not only on the quay, but also beyond the quayside.”