The practice of maintenance is as old as industry—for as long as we’ve had machines, we’ve had to maintain and adapt our maintenance activities to match their progress.
Today, digitalization is reinventing maintenance practice and standards. Real time insights and data-driven decision making is helping cut costs, improve safety and sustainability and boost the performance of operations around the world.
At Konecranes, digitalization is advancing the possibilities for improved maintenance of lift trucks every day, and preparing customers for even more advanced capabilities in the years to come.
The earliest form of maintenance is known as Reactive Maintenance, and is exactly as its name implies—a response to machine faults. The obvious flaw to this strategy is the high cost, in terms of expensive parts or system replacements, unpredictability of downtime and operational safety.
That standard evolved into Preventative Maintenance, the most common form of maintenance in practice today. Scheduled maintenance intervals lower part and equipment replacement costs, enable optimal planning of downtime and help ensure an extended machine lifecycle that can be operated safely. Thanks in large part to digitalization, Preventative Maintenance capabilities continue to advance.
Insight is power
Smart Connected Lift Trucks from Konecranes constantly monitor and register performance data from key systems. Your data is then checked against pre-set thresholds to give an accurate status report for each vehicle. That information lets you make advanced forecasts on what maintenance work and spare parts your lift trucks will need—maintenance based on their real-time condition.
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