PK cranes

PK 23002

PK 23002


The versatile classic - universally applicable and highly sought after. Like all RAILWAY products from PALFINGER, it meets the highest railway safety requirements.

  • Compact transport position
  • Optimal lifting forces in all arm positions thanks to the Power Link System
  • PLd-compliant control system according to EN13849
  • Secure data transmission according to the CANopen Safety Protocol
  • Combined operation of more units mounted on the same vehicle
  • Safe operation through lateral and vertical movement limiters according to EN 14033
  • Versatile range of applications due to a large pool of crane attachments
  • Efficient and fast thanks to continuous slewing gear
  • High user-friendliness through radio remote control

More comfort and safety through soft stop

KombSmart Control System Ensures Stability by Balancing Overturning Moments of Crane and Access Platform

The combined use of PALFINGER railway devices achieves the highest efficiency. With its flexible adjustment method, PALFINGER enables the operation of multiple devices on one vehicle. The existing vehicle stability moment is perfectly distributed through communication between the devices.

Counterweight on the crane column

A counterweight on the crane column increases lifting capacity for lightweight vehicles. For work without support legs, it is the perfect addition for heavy lifting operations.

Continuous lifting capacity optimization in inclination

The strengths of PALFINGER railway cranes come to the fore in operations at high track cants. State-of-the-art sensors incorporate the inclination in real time into the stability calculation. This allows the crane's lifting capacity to be continuously adjusted from 0° to 15°, eliminating the need for reducing I in general.

A multifunctional talent in tooling

The extensive range of PALFINGER accessories makes the crane a multifunctional tool. The high-quality and perfectly matched accessories guarantee peak performance.


With the earthing of all components through highly flexible grounding cables, PALFINGER provides perfect protection against electric shocks. All components - from the base to the crane tip - are connected by 2x50mm² strong grounding cables. Transparent insulation material facilitates the inspection of grounding cables for breaks or damage caused by derived current (carbonization). Devices with a work basket are also equipped with grounding cables.

Lateral Movement Limiter according to EN-14033

The parametric Lateral Movement Limiter of the Railway Premium Line allows maximum freedom of movement with the highest level of safety. The limit-curve is calculated based on the specific clearance profile and corresponding safety measures according to EN14033. State-of-the-art sensors combined with Paltronic ensure a PLd standard. With an extension, up to four different limit-curves can be stored in Paltronic.

Vertical Movement Limiter according to EN-14033

The parametric Vertical Movement Limiter of the Railway Premium Line allows maximum range of motion with the highest level of safety. The limit-curve according to EN14033 is calculated based on specific track parameters and safety measures. To prevent safety-compromising movements, Paltronic dynamically detects the crane's position in real time using state-of-the-art sensors. With an extension, up to three height limit-curves can be stored in Paltronic.

Performance Level according to ISO 13849-1 is PLd

The Paltronic crane control system, combined with the connected sensor system, achieves Performance Level PLd and meets the high safety standards of railway norms.



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