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Aftermarket Solutions from WIKA Mobile Control

22.08.2019

qSCALE maestro: LMI Upgrade Solution

  • Upgrade existing DS150G, DS350G/GW & maestro systems
  • No re-calibration required
  • Uses existing data software (software conversion by WIKA required)
  • Displays actual & allowable load, boom length, boom angle & load radius
  • Integrated Light-bar and Event Recorder

PRS90: Hardwired / Wireless Multi-Sensor  Indicator

  • 4.3" or 7" Color display
  • Monitors & displays the status of up to 8 sensors at one time (this includes any combination of wireless and/or hardwired sensors)
  • Sensors include load, boom angle, wind speed, length, & anti-two block
  • Meets requirements in hydraulic & lattice applications

qSCALE Ix:   Load Moment Indicator

  • Flexible load moment indicator for mobile cranes
  • Superior HMI graphics with 4.3" & 7" display options
  • System supports wireless & hardwired sensors
  • Easy to use Configuration Tool
  • Simplified calibration procedure

Strongco Crane Group proudly carries the WIKA Mobile Control (formerly Hirschmann I PAT) product line and components. Whether you require hardwired or wireless, WIKA Mobile Control has what you need to make sure your crane is equipped with the latest in LMI technology.

Make Strongco your dealer of choice for all your WIKA Mobile Control needs.

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Customer Success Story: P & W Intermodal

20.08.2019

Intermodal gains from a new laden container handler

Customer Mark Joczys, Director P & W Intermodal
Company P & W Intermodal – division of TFI International
Location Greater Toronto Area, ON
Core Business Intermodal and container terminal services for
steamship lines and freight forwarders in Canada and the United States
Strongco Customer > 25 years
Equipment Konecranes Smart Connected SMV 45 GC5S laden container handler

In October 2017, P & W moved to a new, larger terminal due to an expected increase in business. They needed a new lift truck to help load and unload chassis and stack containers for storage in the bigger yard. So just after they moved, Konecranes delivered a Smart Connected SMV 45 GC5S laden container handler to round off their fleet. The truck helps optimize their operation by improving the flow of cargo through the new facility.

Active in ports and terminals, rail and intermodal, and in the industrial sector, local distributor Strongco has represented Konecranes across most of Canada since 2014. Since then, it has had great success and sold many Konecranes Forklift Trucks and Container Handlers all across Canada.

P & W has been a customer of theirs for more than 25 years. This time, when Strongco presented the options that matched their requirements, P & W selected a Konecranes vehicle.

Mark Joczys, Director of P & W Intermodal, says there were several reasons for this choice. “Its compact dimensions and maneuverability were absolutely necessary, due to some of the restricted spaces in the new terminal,” he says. “I was very impressed with its smart connected features, such as load-sensing hydraulics, and fuel savings of over 30% compared with similar machines in my experience.”

In addition, their new laden container handler runs on a powerful 11-liter Cummins engine with full torque, even at low engine speed. This Smart Connected Lift Truck was equipped with TRUCONNECT Premium, which adds tire pressure and shock sensors to standard use data such as fuel usage and eco-driving performance. It also includes the geofencing feature Work Zone, for improved safety and efficiency. Both the superior engine performance and the optimized operational efficiency that comes from TRUCONNECT helped Konecranes stand out from the competition.

Since they started using the lift truck, operators have commented on how fast and strong it is, despite its smaller size and weight. They are also very happy with the comfort of the new C series cabin, the ergonomic design of its instrumentation, and its wide visibility. Mr. Joczys says he’s seen a significant increase in productivity.

Future purchase plans
Now that their fleet has one Konecranes Gen-C model laden container handler, Mr Joczys is very pleased with the equipment, and notes that his overall experience with the company – sales, product and service – has been excellent.

“P & W will need more replacement lift trucks in the future,” he says, “and they will definitely be Konecranes Smart Connected Lift Trucks. They make our business stronger, as we can better utilize our assets and find cost reductions along the way.”

"Konecranes Smart Connected Lift Trucks make our business stronger, as we can better utilize our assets and find cost reductions along the way."

~ Mark Joczys, Director P & W Intermodal

See original Success Story as it appeared in Konecranes Laden Container Handlers for Your World brochure (p. 8 and 9) >

Strongco to Hold Second Quarter Results Conference Call

17.07.2019

Mississauga, Ontario – July 17, 2019 – Strongco Corporation (TSX: SQP) today announced it will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10am ET to discuss the Company’s financial performance for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Results will be issued by press release prior to the call.

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Strongco Announces Final Voting Results

01.05.2019

Strongco Corporation (“Strongco” or the “Corporation”) today announces the final director election results from the 2019 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) held on May 1, 2019.    

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