Getting safer lifting from an old friend

FOR the past 20 years a 40t double-girder crane has been lifting components at WesTrac’s workshop in Newman, Western Australia.

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A Konecranes technician carrying out the assessment on the WesTrac crane.

The crane is a critical part of the workshop's operation, however, its use is intermittent.

WesTrac brought in Konecranes to conduct a major assessment of the crane.

The assessment looks at structures, mechanical components and electrical systems and highlights possible maintenance, modernisation or upgrade needs.

Konecranes recommended two immediate upgrades for the crane.

One was a datalogger that lets all the relevant data about the crane's usage be collected so when maintenance is needed technicians know exactly where to target rather than taking the entire crane down to look at each component.

The second upgrade was to install a load display, a digital screen that shows exactly how much the crane is lifting.

WesTrac branch manager ...