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Australian Marine Complex turns to digital tech

Australian Marine Complex turns to digital tech

Konecranes’ latest digital technology suite is optimising the safety, uptime and availability of production-critical cranes in Australian Marine Complex’s Common User Facility (CUF) in Western Australia.

CUF uses a range of overhead cranes and hoists for project assembly and materials handling tasks for demanding industries, and any downtime can result in lost production or added costs.

To implement a predictive maintenance program that minimises downtime and optimises the value of their assets, CUF has installed a suite of Konecranes digital technologies, including TRUCONNECT remote monitoring technology, MAINMAN planned maintenance and inspections and online portal.

“TRUCONNECT allows us to proactively plan for the replacement of critical components, analyse crane operator behaviour, monitor trends and anomalies, along with important safety events such as overloads. And all of this can be done from the comfort of our main command centre,” said Jayden Good, operations and maintenance manager, CUF.

Jayden Hughes, Konecranes WA sales representative, says the TRUCONNECT technology used by CUF is linked with other Konecranes advanced digital technologies such as MAINMAN and designed to further enhance user-friendliness and optimise maintenance processes.

“Konecranes MAINMAN planned maintenance and third-party inspections are designed to ensure all aspects of safety and compliance are regularly assessed in alignment with Australian Standards,” said Hughes.

“With TRUCONNECT, alerts and notifications are automatically sent via text message and emailed to a nominated person. The data is presented via a user-friendly dashboard interface.”

Good says that in addition to creating better maintenance schedules and identifying potential problems earlier, Konecranes’ digital technology suite also helps provide CUF with better end of life evaluations on their cranes.

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