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Konecranes introduces new universal rope guide

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Konecranes has its new lightweight and durable rope guide, for greater flexibility, reliability and safety on small or mid-sized wire rope hoists. It provides a high-quality, low-cost replacement for almost any brand of rope guide.

Wire rope hoists are used in a wide variety of industries including construction and infrastructure, mining, manufacturing and materials handling, automotive, cement, primary production, process engineering, ports, shipping and logistics.

Designed to fit almost any make or model of crane, the new rope guide has a rigid construction, allowing it to withstand extreme and demanding environments, where factors like heat, wind or contaminants can wreak havoc on a less study design.

“Not only is the new rope guide available at a lower cost without compromising on quality – it’s also simple to install with no specialty tools required. In most cases, just use a spanner or ratchet and in 5 minutes, it’s ready to use!” said Mr Kevin Williams, National Parts and Sales Support Manager, Konecranes Australia and New Zealand.

“Rope guides optimise the performance of wire rope hoists, by guiding the rope as it extends or retracts, making sure it’s straight and not causing additional wear. They are an essential part of maintaining a long rope life,” explained Mr Williams.

The universal and patented design allows for a range of drum diameters with fast installation and high-value performance. Its roller wheels provide smooth transition movement, which can reduce drum wear.

“A variety of accessories, sensors or other equipment can be directly fitted on the frame, making it easy for customers to customise its use to their individual application,” said Mr Monaghan. This modular design allows for the fitting of additional features such as drum cleaning, side-pull prevention and rope measuring.

The new rope guide will be available through Konecranes’ intuitive new parts store. The store provides 24/7 access to parts, inventory, manuals, lead times, prices and order history.

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