Recognising problems before they arise
The economic success of the operators ultimately depends on the reliability, performance, and service life of these systems. Whether container cranes at ports or in railway cargo stations, or electrolysis cranes for zinc, copper, and nickel production, all need to operate around the clock without interruption. Künz customers receive an individually tailored maintenance package that extends from an annual technical inspection all the way to a life cycle cost agreement. The Künz Information System (KIS) uses predictive maintenance to identify problems before they arise, thereby supporting continuous operation. Many issues can be solved via remote maintenance, saving the customer time, trouble, and most importantly, costs. Künz technicians can also be reached via a hotline around the clock. VPN access enables them to interface with the crane, identify the issue, and propose the ideal solution. This remote access makes it possible to rapidly resume operations.
OELCHECK lubricant analyses – the reliable companion
OELCHECK lubricant analyses play an essential role in predictive crane maintenance. These are most important in monitoring crane gear units and the oils used in them. During every larger-scale inspection or in the case of any anomalies, Künz technicians take an oil sample. In the OELCHECK lab, approximately 30 values are then identified, which are examined to determine oil condition, wear, and any contaminants present, in addition to additive degradation. The resulting laboratory report provides Künz technicians either with a green light to continue using the oil charge, or with the appropriate information in the event that irregular values are identified. The performance of the gear unit is responsible for the reliable functioning of the entire crane system, which makes rapid transmission of the lab value data especially important.
It‘s all online with LAB.REPORT
Künz technicians use the www.lab.report online customer portal, which they value for its rapid data transfer capabilities among other benefits. This enables them to submit samples at any time worldwide, manage data and their own projects, and handle translation into other languages. Filter functions allow all data to be presented in a targeted manner and compared. As „master users“, LAB.REPORT also allows them to more rapidly assess the development of individual gear units and other components.