October 27 - Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes has introduced a remote services product family named Truconnect.

The first two products in this family are the Truview data reporting service and the full-service package, theTrucare solution.

Truconnect is designed to ensure that cranes used in demanding industrial processes are up and running at all times, says the company.

Based on remote connection between the crane and a Konecranes remote centre, Truview provides the customer with a realistic view of their crane's operating conditions through continuous data collection.

All information from the crane is automatically sent to the remote centre to be further processed and itemised in sophisticated reports.