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Cranes and Hoists can be used in hazardous environments.

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November 16, 2007 - Suited for overhead lifting applications, CXT wire rope hazardous location hoists and cranes are designed to ensure optimal safety level required for explosive atmospheres. ATEX-certified and cCSAus-approved solutions cover range of lifting capacities, hoist duty groups, as well as bridge and trolley types for applications up to 80 tons. Customized for unique applications, products are available in single- and double-girder construction with profile or fabricated box girder design.

Konecranes Americas, Inc.

4401 Gateway Blvd., Springfield, OH, 45502, USA

Original Press Release

Konecranes Introduces Hazardous Location Cranes and Components for Superior Lifting in Hazardous Environments

Press release date: November 9, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, OH (November 9, 2007)-Konecranes, a global leader in the manufacturing of overhead lifting equipment, offers a wide range of hazardous location cranes and components for safe, overhead lifting applications in hazardous environments. Hazardous location cranes and components are designed to ensure the highest safety level required for explosive atmospheres in many chemical and petrochemical plants, oil refineries, gas power plants, waste water treatment plants, and other hazardous areas. CXT wire rope hazardous location hoists and cranes from Konecranes cover a wide range of lifting capacities, hoist duty groups, and bridge and trolley types for applications up to 80 tons.

Hazardous location industrial cranes are available in single girder and double girder construction using a profile or fabricated box girder design dependent on crane span. Konecranes is able to customize crane designs for each customer application using sophisticated computer programs.

Smart dimensioning of CXT hazardous location hoists and cranes provides maximum lift height and end approach, making the most use of new or existing building dimensions. Built around the popular CXT hoist platform, these cranes and hoists provide reliable and safe lifting solutions for hazardous environments. Two speed operations provide the operator with better control and accurate positioning of loads. The CXT hoist's superior rope fleet angles and large hoisting drum, double the diameter of conventional designs, reduce stress and wear on the wire lifting rope, offering multiple rope lifetimes and increasing workplace safety. CXT hazardous location cranes and hoists are cCSAus approved for Class 1 Division 2, groups C and D, and temperature class T3 environments with capacities up to 40 tons. ATEX certifications are available for hoists with higher capacities.

Hazardous location manual and electric chain hoists are available with capacities up to 5 tons. XN hazardous location hoists provide a reliable and economical solution built around the popular XN hoist platform.

Hazardous location products are used in a variety of applications, including chemical, petrochemical, food, power plants, waste water treatment plants, and electronics. Konecranes is the only supplier today in North America able to provide cCSAus and ATEX certificates on the complete CXT wire rope hoist assembly. Though not required by North American regulations, which concern only the electrical equipment, the additional certification of ATEX demonstrates that with Konecranes equipment, all risks to ignite a potentially explosive atmosphere, following a mechanical dysfunction, have been taken into account and controlled within the framework of regular crane maintenance.

Konecranes can provide additional strengthening features such as bronze or bronze coated wheels, bronze coated hooks, and drop lugs.

To find out how CXT hazardous location cranes can improve the safety of your overhead lifting application, contact Konecranes Americas, 4401 Gateway Boulevard, Springfield, OH 45502, 1-800-934-6976, or online at www.konecranesamericas.com.

About Konecranes Americas Konecranes is a world-leading group of lifting businesses, serving manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, and harbors with productivity-enhancing lifting solutions and services for lifting equipment of every make. Konecranes now has over 7,500 employees at more than 370 service locations in 41 countries, including 100 branches in North America.

© 2007, Stimulus Worldwide

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