Konecranes South East Asia Pacific, part of the largest crane service organisation in the world, has introduced its Crane Reliability Study (CRS) to gather accurate and important data on crane usage and design life, in order to optimise safety, productivity and maintenance programs.
CRS is an engineering assessment that studies the current condition of a crane and provides an accurate estimate of its remaining design life. Konecranes follows this up by providing a comprehensive report and expert consultation with a plan for current and future crane usage, providing a valuable tool when dealing with an aging crane fleet, changes in production, safety issues, or other concerns.
“Each CRS is customizable to individual users’ specific needs and requirements,” says Mr John Bailey, General Manager, Service Development, Konecranes SE Asia Pacific, an organisation that globally has over 430,000 cranes under maintenance contract. “Our highly trained staff utilize the latest technology to provide an expert guide to improving crane reliability and performance,” he said.
A CRS is highly beneficial in the following scenarios:
- If production increases, a CRS will determine whether the cranes can handle the increased work.
- If a crane is going to be used for additional tasks other than those specified originally, a CRS will assess whether the crane is capable to safely take on the new tasks, or if not, recommend any necessary changes.
- When the remaining design life of a crane is unknown, a CRS will provide accurate calculations of it, allowing estimations of safe operational life and maintenance and modernization optimization.
- If a crane is experiencing any problems or has decreased productivity, a CRS can pinpoint the cause of the problem and recommend the best solution.
“Konecranes can provide a CRS for any make or model of crane, regardless of age,” says Mr Bailey. “The CRS looks at the overall condition of a crane’s structures and components and evaluates this in detail with a focus on safety, productivity, reliability, usability and remaining design life,” he said.
“Knowing what modernizations are needed in advance allows users to prioritize their activities and schedule the work so that the productivity is maximized and uptime of the equipment is increased over its life cycle. This not only helps prevent unnecessary production downtime, but also saves money. CRS helps you to plan the future of your cranes.”
For more information about Konecranes CRS, please view their brochure here.