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Konecranes has every stage of the pulp and paper industry process covered

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The paper manufacturing is characterized by a long and complicated process. From the transformation of wood into pulp, over the winding paper web into rolls, and subsequently the rewinding and cutting of these giant rolls into smaller ones, through the automatic storage for converting, sheet cutting, or customer delivery. The paper mill works fast, and the products need to be shipped on time to meet demanding customer schedules. Unexpected downtime can’t be afforded.

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Konecranes develops paper mill cranes to help boost long-term reliability and minimize ownership costs. © Konecranes

Konecranes understands the processes of the pulp and paper – from wood handling to recycling -  and has been meeting the needs of this industry for decades by providing cranes and other lifting solutions that help to increase productivity, maximize efficiency, as well as avoid downtime and costly problems right from the start.

Selecting from an unmatched portfolio of superior products, Konecranes can deliver integrated solutions – starting with the unloading of raw materials and continuing every step of the way to the shipping of the finished paper products. The company has end-to-end expertise covering planning, engineering, delivering, commissioning, and servicing lifting solutions for all pulp and paper operations. The know-how offered by Konecranes can start with a feasibility study and extend to cover the complete maintenance of lifting equipment and tools throughout their lifecycle.

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Konecranes offers specialized service for the pulp and paper industry that helps to improve safety and decrease the cost of downtime. © Konecranes

Paper mill cranes and material handling system

Konecranes has designed paper mill cranes to help boost long-term reliability and minimize ownership costs for pulp and paper industry. The solutions are based on long experience and know-how of the industry environment, and the process. This know-how is based on Konecranes’ own resources and close collaboration with machine suppliers and engineers. Konecranes provides cranes and material handling systems for all lifting applications in the pulp and paper industry, such as process duty cranes, maintenance cranes, parent roll handling cranes, paper roll storage systems, workshop cranes, as well as maintenance services. Cranes used in the pulp and paper industry are used as an integrated part of the production process and maintenance.

 Moreover, the applications provided vary and cover the fields of wood handling, pulp production lines, paper and paperboard production, deinking plants, tissue paper mills and converting plants, intermediate storage, and shipping.

Paper Roll Storage Solutions

Konecranes’ warehouse management system (WMS) and the automatic paper roll handling crane design for unpacked and wrapped storage rolls help to save space and time. The automated vacuum lifter economizes the warehouse capacity of the available space. Furthermore, software for the storage administration system and crane automation with purpose-built machineries form an integrated handling system. Mechanical roll grippers can handle wrapped rolls and multiple rolls at a time for higher input/ output of smaller roll sizes.

In addition, Autostore helps paper mills operate more efficiently by eliminating capital and labor costs. Storage automation keeps the inventory fresh, clean, and current and provides up-to-date information.

Excellent, proactive service

Konecranes provides an extensive range of services for the pulp and paper industry that can cover a single item or all lifting equipment. The offered specialized service helps to improve safety, decrease the cost of downtime, and increase the productivity of uptime. With a global network of maintenance professionals working from more than 600 service depots around the world, Konecranes can service any make of crane and hoist. Services include inspections, repairs, maintenance, and modernizations of cranes and other lifting equipment worldwide.

In addition, Konecranes offers the unique TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring and Reporting service, which provides actual crane usage data. TRUCONNECT® periodic data reporting and real-time diagnostics allow customers to optimize crane maintenance activities and give visibility to crane maintenance and application compliance.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2013, Group sales totaled EUR 2,100 million. The Group has 11,800 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

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