Stand 10H27, OS2, IMHX, NEC, Birmingham, 13-16 September 2016

Impact – sole distribution partner in the UK and Ireland for Konecranes Lift Trucks – has brought a monster of materials handling to IMHX: a Konecranes reach-stacker boasting a 45-tonne lifting capacity.

The Konecranes SMV 4531TC5 – the only heavy-duty truck of its class present at the show – is on display outside the exhibition halls, with boom arm extended and container suspended; aptly demonstrating the truck’s stability when handling heavy loads.

The reach-stacker, which has a 6,400mm wheelbase, is powered by a low-emission engine that provides extra-high torque at low revs, lowering operational noise levels. Combined with the truck’s smart load-sensing hydraulics, which adjust the engine’s power output to match the job at hand, the reach-stacker also consumes less fuel on the job.

Meanwhile, the vehicle’s OPTIMA cabin offers excellent visibility and comfort, boosting driver productivity, while the truck’s advanced Electronic Machine Control software ensures consistent safety throughout the truck’s long operational lifetime.


Konecranes Lift Trucks’ upgraded Truconnect® fleet monitoring tool will also be on display at the Impact stand, and will be demonstrated throughout the show.

The major system upgrade provides Konecranes’ customers with a wealth of fleet management data, helping companies optimise operational efficiency and productivity, and improve on-site safety.

A monitoring unit installed in the truck aggregates data in real-time on key aspects of truck usage, such as fuel consumption, driving hours and driver performance, overrides or overloads and the activation of shock sensors. The system also helps owners plan and forecast routine maintenance by keeping track of oil and AdBlue levels, brake condition and warning messages, which results in increased uptime and greater accountability.

Personalised notifications can be set up through the system, giving operators live messages in the form of a text and/or an email for a specified set of occurrences, helping to ensure prompt reactions and speed up key decisions. For larger fleets, the software can be used to track truck movements on a bespoke map of the customer’s facility, offering a chance for optimised asset scheduling.

Data collected through Truconnect is also available on Konecranes’ cloud-based customer portal, which can be accessed 24/7 from any web-enabled device. The information is organised into easy-to-read charts and tables, and can be shared or exported in the form of a PDF or Microsoft Excel charts. The simple formatting gives operators a clear view of their entire fleet at a glance, and allows them to spot anomalies, trends or patterns, and make informed decisions.

Truconnect can also be retrofitted to any Konecranes lift truck delivered after 2005, and is available in three service packages: Basic, Premium and Premium+.

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About Impact
Impact is the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, Konecranes Lift Trucks, Mafi and Carer Heavy Duty Electric Lift trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Impact is also an agent for some of the world’s best known specialist brands; ranging from automated guided vehicles, multi-directional trucks, side loaders, articulated trucks, access equipment and cranes which makes up a full complement of materials handling equipment. As one of the UK’s largest independent materials handling companies, Impact operates from 11 locations and has more than 300 employees, including in excess of 160 service engineers. It operates a combined fleet of more than 5,000 rental units, plus supports 3,000 customer-owned machines and 1,000 used assets.

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About Impact

Impact is the sole UK & Ireland distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, Konecranes Lift Trucks, Carer Heavy Duty Electric Lift Trucks and Rocla AGVs as well as an approved dealer for leading specialist brands, Combilift, Flexi, Hako, Bulmor and JLG. Impact offers the most comprehensive range of premium materials handling equipment in the UK and operates nationwide from 10 key locations and 8 dedicated Cat dealers strategically-placed across the UK and Ireland, supported by a mobile network of fully equipped and manufacturer-trained service engineers.


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