Crane Inspections and Preventive Maintenance
Konecranes certified inspectors and trained technicians provide an accurate assessment of the condition of your equipment. They evaluate risks, identify improvement opportunities and provide recommendations.
An active preventive maintenance programme is crucial to improving safety and productivity. Preventive maintenance can reduce downtime and increase reliability. We create a proactive, customised maintenance plan based on your equipment, application and duty cycle.
A global approach to maintenance management
Preventive Maintenance Inspections identify risks and improvement opportunities. Our vast experience and expertise allow us to tailor preventive maintenance to each manufacturer’s recommendations.
Routine Maintenance, such as adjusting and lubricating, is performed to keep your equipment running while satisfying the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.
Compliance Inspections are designed to satisfy regulatory requirements. Our trained inspectors and technicians are your go-to experts on local regulations. In some countries, regulations require the use of a third party.
These essential inspection and preventive maintenance tasks are bundled into service products. Our products are combined to form our Service Programmes.
Service products tailored to your requirements
In most countries, our MAINMAN™ Planned Maintenance combines preventive maintenance inspections with routine maintenance, forming the foundation for our CARE Preventive Maintenance Program. Where permitted, we can also perform compliance inspections to satisfy local regulatory requirements.
In the United Kingdom, our MAINMAN Assessment product is a preventive maintenance inspection that is designed to give you an in-depth view of the condition of your equipment. MAINMAN Assessment forms the foundation of our CARE Preventive Maintenance Program and satisfies the requirements for LOLER statutory inspections. Routine maintenance is always recommended alongside a MAINMAN Assessment.
Risk & Recommendation Method
No matter which service you are using, our Risk and Recommendation Method drives our evaluation and consultative processes.
Components are inspected in order to ascertain their condition. Failures, deficiencies and violations are documented and assigned one of three risk types: safety, production or undetermined. In addition, a variety of improvement opportunities can be identified. Recommended actions are determined and discussed with you.
Our consultative approach
Only Konecranes provides expert advice every step of the way. As part of our consultative approach, we perform the following reviews.
This equipment-level review is to inform you of detected safety-related faults or issues before the technician leaves your site or before the equipment is returned to operation.
Visit and Service Reviews
These job or site-level reviews provide you with insight into inspection and maintenance findings, identified risks and recommended actions.
This business-level review of your current maintenance program is aimed at demonstrating a return on investment and driving continuous improvement.
Consultation Services supplement your inspections and PM program
Some components that are not readily accessible for inspection without disassembly may pose an undetermined risk. Konecranes uses advanced technology and non-destructive testing (NDT) to uncover latent or hidden defects.
Gear Case Inspection: Internal components are assessed using an endoscope and oil analysis. In some cases the gear case is disassembled to perform non-destructive testing on the internal components.
Coupling Inspection: Couplings are critical components for safe crane operation and in some cases need to be disassembled for inspection.
Hook Analysis: We use visual and NDT inspections combined with fatigue calculations of the hook/shank and critical components of the bottom block to evaluate hook life, condition and safety.
RopeQ Magnetic Rope Inspection: The internal wires, strands and core that are not readily visible are inspected with an electromagnetic device.