Compact Wire Rope Hoist combines safety, lifting capacity.

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Available with trolley styles to accommodate various crane/monorail types, CXT® hoists have compact design that allows for reduced hook approaches and optimal hook coverage. Two-speed motors, designed to meet demanding operation in high-duty-cycle lifting applications, enable lifting capacities up to 80 tons, while variable frequency trolley drives facilitate operation and help maintain precise control of vertical/horizontal motions. Numerous safety features are also included.

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CXT® Wire Rope Hoists, from Konecranes, Inc., Offer Compact Design, Performance, and Safety with Lifting Capacities up to 80 Tons

SPRINGFIELD, OH (February 27, 2009)--Konecranes, Inc., a global provider of productivity-enhancing lifting solutions, introduces the CXT® wire rope hoist, a versatile solution for crane, monorail, and replacement applications, with lifting capacities up to 80 tons. CXT hoists offer an innovative compact design, exceptional performance, and superior safety, backed by the largest global crane service network available.

The innovative compact design of the CXT hoist allows for reduced hook approaches and maximizes hook coverage, to lift loads higher and maximize the utilization of the building footprint. CXT hoists and cranes can be used in existing buildings with limited height clearance. CXT cranes can be configured to meet a wide variety of demanding applications. The CXT hoist design is efficient and reduces headroom requirements by more than 15% (on average).

CXT hoists come standard with high-performance hoisting motors that offer exceptional power and superior cooling characteristics. The high-performance hoisting motors reliably deliver the power necessary for demanding lifting applications. Designed to meet the demanding operation in high duty-cycle lifting applications, the advanced drive technology of the CXT hoist includes standard two-speed hoist motors and variable frequency trolley drives for ease of operation while maintaining precise control of vertical and horizontal motions.

Safety is a top priority. CXT hoists are packed with safety features. Inverter controls deliver smooth starts, accelerations, and decelerations to minimize load swing and enable safe and accurate load positioning for travel motions. The large drum diameter reduces fleet angles, allows for minimized end-approach dimensions, and increases the lifetime of wire ropes. A limiting device, standard on every CXT hoist, protects against crane overloading. CXT hoists come standard with high-performance cast-iron rope guides that prevent dangerous cross reeving and provide balanced lifting. Safety and bottom-line reliability are enhanced by excellent power transmission and braking systems. The gears used in CXT hoists are manufactured with hardened and ground gear fabrication for reliable and safe operation. The high-performance brakes have an adjustment-free and dust-proof construction. Sized for safety, CXT hoist brakes can exceed one million duty-cycles of operation, ensuring trouble-free operation and low total cost of ownership.

The CXT wire rope hoist is designed to handle a wide variety of lifting capacities, speeds, trolley types, duty classes, and options. Additional features include: hook activated upper limit switches, secondary hoist and drum brakes, true vertical lift and true lift reeving, inverter hoisting, load display on pendant, radio, or scoreboard, multiple hoist synchronization, monorail trolleys for patented or curved track systems, outdoor environment protection, IP-66 trolley motor protection, anti-collision protection, anti-sway systems, slack-rope detection, ControlPro advanced electronic systems monitoring, and more.

CXT wire rope hoists are available with Low Headroom Trolley for single-girder cranes and monorails, Double Girder Trolley for double-girder cranes lifting heavier loads, and Normal Headroom Trolley for monorails, restricted side clearances, or application with curved runways.

To find out more about the CXT® wire rope hoists, or for more material handling products and services, contact Konecranes Americas, 4401 Gateway Boulevard, Springfield, OH 45502, by phone 937-525-5533, by fax 937-325-8945, or by using their toll free number 800-934-6976. You can also gain access to more information by checking out

About Konecranes Americas
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses(TM), 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. The Group has more than 9,900 employees, at more than 485 locations in 43 countries.

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