New-generation CLX chain hoist from Konecranes speeds up the work cycle and maintenance work, improves security and doubles the service life of the machine
04 July 2012
This summer, Konecranes is introducing a new-generation, cutting-edge CLX electric chain hoist that will reduce the operating temperature, enable larger load capacity and double the life cycle of the machine. The new chain hoist is a modern and completely redesigned version of the company's previous chain hoist. Not only does the CLX chain hoist contain new technology; it also incorporates new innovations to speed up and facilitate operations by the end-user.
The new, steel-framed and sturdy CLX chain hoist is particularly suitable for individual workstation applications, such as assembly cells in a process industry. Other applications include jib cranes, track systems and monorails and EOT cranes. The particularly sturdy structure of the hoist enables a larger load capacity, while doubling the life cycle of the machine compared to the current hoist. The durability of the lift chain was also a key element in the design. The patented chain sprocket dramatically improves the durability of the chain.
The chain sprocket's transmission has been completely redesigned. The new, oil lubrication-based transmission reduces the operating temperature, enabling increased power. Furthermore, the new transmission is maintenance-free and much quieter to operate. The new transmission increases the speed ratio between low and fast speeds. The new 6:1 speed ratio enables a safe and accurate installation speed and an extremely fast movement speed. The wider speed range makes the CLX chain hoist 25% faster than its predecessor, which helps speed up the work cycle and improves work efficiency.
All components that require maintenance are easily accessible and do not require the removal of any parts. All electronics are located compactly on reliable circuit boards, minimizing the amount of internal wiring. . The new design solution makes maintenance work significantly easier and faster.
The safety functions have been integrated into the standard characteristics of the hoist. For example, the brake and the clutch have been installed on the same axle preventing the load from dropping even if the clutch fails for some reason. This feature takes the safety of the CLX chain hoist to a completely new level.
The designers at Konecranes have managed to increase the temperature range of the CLX chain hoist; it now operates from -20 degrees to +50 degrees.
The new-generation CLX chain hoist has been designed to be energy efficient, and it meets all the requirements of the RoHS Directive. The hoist's circuit boards do not contain any hazardous materials such as lead used in soldering material; just one example of the hoist's eco-friendly features.
Three versions of the CLX chain hoist will be introduced initially: Type CLX02 with a lifting capacity of 63-320 kg, type CLX05 with a lifting capacity of 250-630 kg and type CLX10 with a lifting capacity 500-2500kg.