This week, Konecranes Lift Trucks announced an all-new container weighing system at the TOC Europe exhibition in Germany. Konecranes Lift Trucks keeps on developing its smart connected lift trucks according to trending needs. With SOLAS weighing regulations being implemented into the container industry, Konecranes weighing system with a container gross mass accuracy of 1 percent, will provide its customer with what they need.
Lars Fredin, Senior Vice-President and Head of Konecranes business unit Lift Trucks, says, “We find it extremely important to develop our products with future needs in mind and to always be on our toes. We are thrilled to demonstrate the solution we’ve developed to our customers for the first time at such a premier event as TOC Europe.”
The company launched its Static Weighing System, which is a much-needed response to the start of the systematic container gross mass verification from July 1, 2016. The IMO SOLAS Chapter VI amendment, requiring a container to have a verified gross mass (VGM) before it can be loaded onto a vessel, will affect shippers, carriers and of course terminal operators.
The Konecranes Static Weighing System is a system that can be retrofitted to existing machines, and allows the reach stacker to measure the weight of the lifted container with 1 percent full-scale accuracy in less than 5 seconds. Konecranes fully embedded weighing solutions enable seamless interchange of data with the customer’s TOS/TMS or ERP system through a secure, cloud-based service. Data captured includes the container’s verified gross mass, the container ID, the date and timestamp as well as the person accountable for the weight verification.
The Static Weighing System in combination with Konecranes TRUCONNECT® remote services gives the customer access to features such as VGM reports and notifications, in addition to the regular TRUCONNECT services. TRUCONNECT is a remote monitoring system designed to assist customers in making fact-based decisions about their lift trucks, leading to higher productivity and uptime, more cost-effective lift truck usage and a longer life cycle.
Find out more about the system by downloading the brochure to the right, or contact us!