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Konecranes can help assess whether your cranes are capable of meeting growing production demands, or if you’re using your crane for purposes other than how they were originally classified.

 

If you have safety issues or aren’t sure if it’s time to modernize, a Konecranes Crane Reliability Study (CRS) can give you the information you need.

This is an engineering assessment that studies the current condition of your crane and provides a theoretical estimate of its remaining design life. The study looks at structures, mechanical components and electrical systems, and highlights possible maintenance and modernization needs.

Three service products

Konecranes RailQ Runway Survey is an industry-leading crane rail analysis. It delivers accurate alignment information of your rail and expert recommendations for corrective action.

Konecranes RailQ Runway Survey uses a much faster, remotely operated robot combined with a visual inspection to provide you with an in-depth view of the alignment and condition of the crane rail. RailQ measurements include span, straightness, elevation and rail-to-rail elevation.

RailQ can be performed on virtually any runway including those for overhead cranes, port cranes and woodyard cranes.

Konecranes engineers review all collected data and provide recommendations for corrective actions.

Crane Q Geomatric Survey


With CraneQ, crane are verified for squareness, meaning the end carriages must be parallel to each other and perpendicular to the bridge girder for the crane to track properly. In addition, the geometry of the end trucks themselves is verified, as is the alignment of the wheels within the end trucks. Finally, the girders for the crane are measured for camber.

CraneQ is based on advanced and traditional measurement methods. Proprietary software and skilled survey technicians provide an extremely accurate geometric analysis of your crane. In addition to the survey results, we share our expertise to help you to plan corrective actions.

RopeQ wire rope inspection

Throughout a wire rope’s working life, the wires, strands and core that comprise the wire rope are subjected to tension, bending and abrasion. If too many of these wires are broken or the core is damaged, the strength and safety of the rope is compromised.

During a typical inspection, only the outer wires and strands of the wire rope can be visually inspected. Konecranes RopeQ™ technology and non-destructive testing methodology analyses the condition of the internal wires, strands and wire rope core that are not typically visible.

RopeQ is recommended for any wire rope application and is particularly useful in process cranes in constant use, cranes that are used only occasionally, ropes that are particularly hard to inspect visually and in post-accident inspections.

A wire rope inspection can help improve safety by detecting non-visible defects. By optimizing wire rope change intervals in process duty and other critical equipment, you can minimize downtime and reduce maintenance costs. In some situations, perfectly compliant and safe ropes might be changed out due to lack of accurate and complete rope condition data.

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