Konecranes gets clever with emissions

Konecranes Volvo Penta powered lift trucks now have an auto start-stop function Konecranes Volvo Penta powered lift trucks now have an auto start-stop function
Industry Database

Konecranes Lift Trucks has come up with another clever way to save fuel and lower emissions which it says is “probably another first for heavy-duty lift trucks."

The auto start-stop feature turns off the lift truck engine and applies the parking brake automatically whenever it idles for a period of time. The engine can then be restarted at any time just by pressing the brake or drive pedal.

Konecranes says that this new function significantly reduces fuel consumption by 5 to 15% along with CO2 emissions. It also reduces noise levels and extends engine service intervals based on reducing running hours.

Developed in conjunction with Volvo Penta, the auto start-stop function is available with selected Volvo3B/Tier4i engines, as well as with the next generation 4/tier 4f Volvo engines.

Key to the new feature is that driver safety or comfort is not compromised when the engine is shut off. Working lights, cabin ventilation and heating and all safety functions will all still operate during automatic engine stoppage.

It’s a smart system which recognises the difference between a temporary stop and the end of a job. And it does its bit to aid safety because the engine will not be restarted if the driver’s seatbelt is undone, the cabin door is open or if engine stoppage time has exceeded a pre-programmed time-out value.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

GT USA WILMINGTON CONFIRMS ORDER FOR NEW TERBERG TRACTORS

Wilmington, DE, May 23, 2019– GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned,... Read more

Solvo.TOS Goes Live in the Port of Antwerp

Solvo.TOS version 6.x went live at the Antwerp Euroterminal (AET), one of the largest multi-purpose ... Read more

New 3D Multiple Automated Target Tracking (3D MATT) Software from Coda Octopus

Coda Octopus is excited to announce the release of our new software technology, the 3D Multiple Auto... Read more

MAJOR BROMMA ORDER TO CHINA

Bromma has received an order for a total of 30 yard spreaders for delivery to Shenzhen Haixing Harbo... Read more

Breakbulk Europe Opens Today

21 MAY 2019, BREMEN, Germany—Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and b... Read more

Port of Tilbury still reaping the benefits of 30-year-old Rubb warehouse

A Rubb warehouse has been brought back to life to support relocation goals of Tilbury Port planners ... Read more

View all