The Future of Overhead Crane Maintenance is Here Today -- Remote Service Products From Konecranes are Now Available in the US and Canada

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring and Reporting helps customers improve the safe use of their equipment, provide the right maintenance at the right time and assess the lifecycle of crane components.

TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring and Reporting service from Konecranes provides the customer with a clear view of their crane's usage through continuous data collection. For the customer this means improved safety and higher efficiency as crane maintenance can be planned according to the crane's actual usage. Usage data is collected from the crane through a remote connection and compiled into web views and customer reports that are available through a secure online customer portal. The portal offers easy access to the history data of the crane with important crane specific key figures collected in real time.

TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring and Reporting from Konecranes offers three distinct benefits for the customer. First, overloads, emergency stops and other safety issues are captured and clearly brought to the customer's attention for possible corrective actions such as operator training to improve the safety and productivity of the worksite. Second, it helps to optimize the right maintenance at the right time based on real crane usage. Third, the customer is able to see how the hoist is actually used and what is the estimated remaining service life of certain components and can plan and budget crane maintenance actions with greater confidence. As an additional value added service, Safety Alerts such as hoist overloads and other safety related information can be delivered to the customer by email or text message shortly after each occurrence.

TRUCONNECT® Remote Services from Konecranes represent the latest innovations in Konecranes service business. The full TRUCONNECT® offering will in future include a variety of distinct remote services ranging from periodic data reporting to real-time diagnostics, technical support and production monitoring. Currently TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring and Reporting from Konecranes is available for CXT and SMARTON lines of industrial cranes and TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring and Reporting with Safety Alerts is available for CXT cranes.

Scott Gilbey, Director of Marketing and Communications, Region Americas

E-mail: scott.gilbey@konecranes.com or phone 937.525.5676

www.konecranesUSA.com

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 2011, Group sales totalled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

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