Konecranes’ advanced MAINMAN planned maintenance technology earns top Australian safety award

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Australian cranes and lifting technology and service leader Konecranes has won the ‘Best Practice in Safety’ award at the 2019 Bulk Handling Awards for its advanced planned maintenance technology, MAINMAN.

Konecranes’ MAINMAN technology is used in major infrastructure, industrial, logistics and materials handling projects where equipment must be cost-efficiently maintained in peak condition to optimise uptime and ensure critical work proceeds without breakdowns.

“The bulk handling industry is critically dependent on cranes and lifting equipment, and for operations and maintenance managers, safety and uptime are always top priorities,” said Mr James Dowe, Managing Director, Konecranes Australia.

“For a company that’s been focusing on optimising safety and uptime for Australian industry for more than 30 years, it’s truly an honour to receive this recognition in the prestigious Bulk Handling Awards. It’s a credit to the entire Konecranes team,” said Mr Dowe.

“MAINMAN technology – like any preventative maintenance programme – is designed to help safety-conscious Australian companies ensure they are totally standards compliant. The difference with MAINMAN is that we use all available data to customise the programme to the customer’s equipment, application and duty cycle to make it as efficient as possible,” he said.

Konecranes is the world’s crane service organisation, with more than 600,000 pieces of lifting equipment of all makes and models under service contract worldwide. With 22 service centres in Australia and 24/7 availability, Konecranes is dedicated to optimising uptime and safety for local industry.

Advanced technologies allow Konecranes mobile technicians to have access to a wide range of crane data, which can assist in optimising maintenance programmes and enhancing uptime and safety

MAINMAN advanced planned maintenance technology

MAINMAN provides an in-depth picture of the condition of lifting equipment, as well as routine maintenance work such as adjusting and lubricating. The service includes a preventive maintenance inspection, visual checks, routine maintenance, and operational and functional testing of cranes and lifting equipment.

The latest Konecranes MAINMAN technology includes:

  • Paperless service and installation reports
  • Integrated business and safety reviews
  • Access to the simple and intuitive yourKONECRANES web portal for total transparency and easy access to information. The portal provides real-time browser-based access to equipment data and maintenance history
  • Improved safety reporting that highlights safety related issues and risks

MAINMAN technology allowed experienced Konecranes technicians to input inspection data, submit quotes, order parts and schedule service calls from any location in real-time.

Konecranes technicians with MAINMAN technology:

  • Have increased foresight to improve scheduling and service planning
  • Look up reports, manuals and crane usage history
  • Enable digital documentation including utilisation of photography and video
  • Provide the customer with electronic reporting that contains real-time information emailed after the inspection or planned maintenance is completed

Konecranes says that to make the best use of this innovative technology, insights can be drawn by observing anomalies, patterns and trends, helping users make fact-based decisions. Konecranes experts can assist in analysing reports and providing recommendations that help to avoid downtime.

“Using real-time data and the latest technology to automatically determine the best time to schedule maintenance is a real time-saver for busy companies who can’t afford any additional downtime,” says Konecranes.


Additional Information:

For more information in Australia, please contact:

Konecranes Sales and Marketing,
14-16 Heald Rd, Ingleburn NSW 2565,
ph 61-2-8796 7666, fax 61-2-9605 4336,
email [email protected]

Sales inquiries 1300 937637 (Australia wide) or visit our website www.konecranes.com.au

For inquiries about this media release, please contact:

Jack Mallen-Cooper at Whyte Public Relations Pty Ltd
Ph: +61-2-9901-4306 Email: [email protected]


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 of all makes. In 2018, Group sales totalled EUR 3,156 million. The Group has 16,100 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).