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What is Lifecycle Care in Real Time?

Lifecycle Care is our comprehensive and systematic approach to maintenance, supported by world-class digital tools and processes. We deliver Lifecycle Care in Real Time by connecting data, machines and people.

We use real-time visibility of comprehensive maintenance and usage data combined with our knowledge and experience to deliver safety and productivity improvements to you.

Lifecycle Care in Real Time is designed to maximize the productivity of uptime and minimize the cost of downtime, thereby achieving the highest lifecycle value for your equipment.

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The CARE Preventive/Predictive Maintenance program is the foundation of Lifecycle Care in Real Time. It has been designed to improve equipment safety and productivity. Depending on the specific details of your program - it is likely to include compliance inspections, preventive maintenance inspections and routine maintenance. You may also have added TRUCONNECT? Remote Monitoring, pre-authorized repairs, oil analysis, critical components assessment or operator training. The systematic application of these products can reduce downtime and increase reliability.

Inspections and preventive maintenance make up the core of the CARE program and provide a baseline for maintenance planning, tracking, reporting and consultation. This guide will take you through the consultation process and how we share our findings, provide recommendations and discuss how these actions impact your operations and the entire health of your business.

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How will you review your findings with me?

Our consultative approach can help guide your decision making. We don’t just drop off a report on the way out. We take time to meet with you one-on-one and share our findings, provide recommendations based on our industry-leading expertise and discuss how each action impacts your operations and the entire health of your business.

Our proprietary Risk and Recommendation Method is the basis of our inspection and preventive maintenance processes. No matter what service is being performed, Konecranes Risk and Recommendation Method drives our evaluations and consultative processes, giving you a safety and production advantage.

Inspection and preventive maintenance services include several key consultations including Safety Review, Visit Review, Service Review and Business Review.

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Safety review

Whenever a safety-related risk is detected, the inspector or technican will share their finding with you before leaving the site or returning the equipment to operation.

Visit review

At the completion of each service request, the inspector or technican will share the insights of their inspection or maintenance findings, review the identified risks and improvement opportunities and obtain decisions on recommended actions.

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Service review

We will follow up with you online or by phone to go through open risks, recommendations and quotations, answer your questions or concerns, and document next steps.

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Business review

Once a year, or as needed, we would like to meet with you at a management level for an in-depth assessment of our service relationship – looking at progress, feedback and documented value. We’ll discuss recommendations and plan jointly.

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How can I prioritize maintenance activities?

The Risk and Recommendation Method is a systematic approach to documenting component exceptions, assessing and prioritizing risks, and providing recommendations to improve safety and productivity.

During the Risk and Recommendation Method, each component is inspected in order to ascertain its condition. Failures, deficiencies and violations are documented and noted as either a safety risk, production risk or undetermined condition. In addition, a variety of improvement opportunities to improve the safety, productivity, application or useful life of the asset can be identified. Recommended actions are determined and discussed with you.

No matter what service is being performed, Konecranes Risk and Recommendation Method drives our inspection and consultative approach and provides you with documented safety and production action items.

Inspection

In order to apply the Risk and Recommendation method - we will begin by inspecting a component.

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We then determine the condition of the component.

Is it in acceptable condition, or does it require attention?

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We record these exceptions using mobile devices.

Findings

We assess and prioritize our findings: Is it a safety risk? A production risk? Or an undetermined condition?

SAFETY RISK Indicates an unsafe condition. Failure to remedy such condition before continued operation of the identified asset may result in personal injury - including death - or property damage.

PRODUCTION RISK Indicates an inefficient condition. Failure to remedy such condition before continued operation of the identified asset may result in inefficient asset performance or an interruption in production.

UNDETERMINED CONDITION Indicates that the condition could not be verified through visual inspection as a result of asset configuration and/or obstruction. Scroll down to learn more about Undetermined Conditions and what to do about them.

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We also go beyond this by looking for improvement opportunities. These are suggestions to improve safety, productivity and performance that are not necessarily tied to a particular fault.

IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITY Indicates a potential opportunity to improve the safety, productivity, application or useful life of the asset. These suggestions are not necessarily tied to a particular fault.

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Recommended actions are determined and discussed with you. You can also see all your recommendations on yourKONECRANES.com. Scroll down to see where you can find this information on the portal.

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What is an undetermined condition?

The Service Request page in yourKONECRANES will list individual components that have an Undetermined Condition and are not in the scope of your agreement.

An Undetermined Condition indicates that the component condition could not be directly verified through visual inspection without further disassembly and/or the use of other inspection methods.

These advanced services are generally excluded from the scope of typical compliance and preventive maintenance inspections. Consultation Services may be added to a Service Program or offered on a stand-alone basis to assess the condition of these components.

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What does the undetermined condition information mean?

Inspection frequency for these components should follow OEM recommendations and/or governing regulations. If these are not readily available, Konecranes recommendations may be used.

If no records are available, disassembly/inspections of these components should be carried out without delay to determine their current condition and to establish a baseline for subsequent inspections.

You may also see components listed as Undetermined Condition - Not able to Complete. This indicates that the component condition could not be directly verified through visual inspection as a result of asset configuration and/or obstruction. In this case, the visual inspection was part of the service scope but it was not completed.

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What does my data from TRUCONNECT tell me?

Remote Monitoring is a valuable addition to your CARE Preventive/Predictive Maintenance program. TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring collects condition, alerts/faults, usage and operating data from the crane control system and sensors on an asset.

Remote Monitoring data is aggregated at yourKONECRANES.com along with your inspection and maintenance data giving you a comprehensive view of equipment maintenance needs and performance.

Analyzing and identifying anomalies, patterns and trends in TRUCONNECT data helps you make informed maintenance decisions and prioritize actions.

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TRUCONNECT data in the review process

During a Service Review your Konecranes representative may review alerts and equipment usage information for your assets equipped with TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring. Anomalies, patterns or trends could indicate a need for service such as replacing a component, a general overhaul, additional inspections or operator training.

During a Business Review we’ll go over alerts and usage by running hours. This can help you see any issues with the number of alerts over a select time frame. Decreasing alerts may be because of maintenance activities and increasing alerts may indicate the need for operator training or upgrades and modernizations.

At any time you can view your TRUCONNECT data by asset on yourKONECRANES.com. The data on the customer portal is presented in easy-to-read graphs with thorough explanations including common or likely causes, what you should be concerned about and recommended actions.

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Where can I find parts?

Konecranes STORE is an easy-to-use e-commerce site. The STORE features spare parts and accessories for many brands, makes and models of cranes and hoists as well as selected pre-configured lifting equipment.

The STORE provides an intuitive shopping experience and allows you to:

  • Access Konecranes equipment manuals
  • Search by part number or navigate by part categories
  • Have visibility to parts inventory levels and lead times by Distribution Center (DC) as well as online order tracking

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