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Konecranes TRUCONNECT® Remote Services helps manage lift truck fleets from anywhere

June 25, 2015 (Springfield, Ohio) – Konecranes is helping operators get more out of their equipment now that TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring is available for Lift Trucks.

Global lifting leader Konecranes originally developed the TRUCONNECT remote monitoring and reporting system for its overhead industrial cranes. The technology was an immediate success–so much so that the company has incorporated it into its lift truck line.

TRUCONNECT remote monitoring and reporting enables management to track the real usage of its lift trucks through a remote connection,” says Phil Stevens, Konecranes North America region director, lift trucks. ”It is a great tool for scheduling your lift truck fleet’s maintenance actions and improving the fleet’s uptime, along with monitoring safe usage.”

A diagnostic unit continuously collects operation and usage data from the lift truck. A modem transfers the data to a remote data center for analysis. The data is sent once a day over a wireless, mobile connection, and a report is generated. Customers can access their information using a web browser. They can immediately see details on the productive use of their fleet, which shows when the trucks have been in use, idling, or off-duty. The Basic level of service also delivers data on safety alerts, machine status, fuel consumption, speed, distance, total load lifted and alarm fault codes from the engine and transmission.

Depending on which level of service customers subscribe to, they also have the opportunity to monitor tire pressure, drops in engine oil pressure, transmission overheating and engine coolant temperature. Customers can also see a GPS signal, shock sensors and an alarm on emails and SMS text messaging.

“The usage information helps you to improve your lift truck fleet’s maintenance operations by forecasting the estimated maintenance date from actual usage,” said Stevens. “You can also identify where operator training could improve the safety and productivity of your work site.”

According to Stevens, one of the most appreciated aspects of TRUCONNECT is the safety alerts feature, which sends notifications straight to a mobile device or email, soon after the event occurs.

TRUCONNECT for lift trucks delivers many real benefits–visibility of the productive use of a customer’s truck fleet, safer lift truck usage, and the opportunity for more precise maintenance planning. The system is continuously in development. Information on future updates can be accessed at the webpage

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Additional information:
Sales: Phil Stevens, North America Region Director, Lift Trucks
[email protected] or 717.283.6835

Press: Todd Blair, Marketing and Communications Manager, Region Americas
[email protected] or 937.525.5560

About Konecranes, Inc.
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 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).

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