training for maritime cranes crane operator kranfahrerschulung

With cranes becoming more technically advanced, manufacturers are training operators and service engineers for more efficient and safe operations. NBM&CW reports.

Technical advancements in mobile and crawler cranes with superior quality components and aggregates related to the engines, winches, booms, control and display systems, and other auxiliary components, has upped the need for more intensive training of the operators and service engineers to ensure efficient operations of the machines.

Subhajit Chandra, Divisional Head, Liebherr Cranes India
Subhajit Chandra, Divisional Head, Liebherr Cranes India, informs that since they keep making modifications in the design and engineering functionalities of their mobile and crawler cranes, it has become imperative to make users aware of the changes and the advancements. “We bring out a training schedule for our service engineers to learn first-hand the basic maintenance requirements of the machines; and they are also sent to our production facility in Germany for a closer understanding of the products and their functions. We also give our engineers and operators simulation-based training at our training centers in Kolkata and Mumbai.”

Adds Chandra, “Our service engineers are trained to analyze the error codes in the crane so that they can remotely guide the crane owner’s maintenance team in rectifying the problem. This helps the owner minimize his machine’s downtime and save time and money.”

Liebherr

Liebherr also renders training to the owner’s crane operators, technicians, and senior maintenance personnel (for the crane to be delivered) at the company’s facility in Germany. “Seeing the production process makes them better accustomed with the product, which helps them at the time of troubleshooting. We also provide onsite training when the machine is commissioned,” says Chandra. As a member of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturer, Liebherr has entered the Skill India Program for training crane operators. Certified operators can operate cranes in any part of the world.

Ghananeel Molankar, Divisional Head - Construction Machinery, Liebherr India
Ghananeel Molankar, Divisional Head - Construction Machinery, Liebherr India, informs that safe working of the cranes is top priority and mandatory for any lifting operation. Hence, the operators are trained to work within safe working parameters of the crane during lifting operations. The operator should have a clear understanding of all the controls in the cabin. He/She should be well-versed with all safety alarms and protocols. Although modern day cranes have monitors in the cabin with all relevant information being displayed, it is very important that the operator understands the correlation between the load being lifted, the boom angle and the radius. "Our cranes adhere to the utmost global safety standards as far as design and features are concerned. All data including engine parameters, vital hydraulic system parameters and real time calculations provide the operator with additional information so that he can perform the lift with utmost care and safety. The data is continuously processed and displayed on the monitor in real time so that the operator has all the necessary information available throughout the lifting operation." A perfect example would be the Ground Pressure Visualization which calculates the current ground pressure of the machine in real time and compares it with the specified safety limits of the relevant jobsite. Please see the picture below for illustration of this feature:

Liebherr
"We have always been focussing a lot on training. We impart training to operators as well as to the customer's site / operations team. We normally train operators on site – hands-on during commissioning of the cranes. We also provide troubleshooting training to the maintenance team on site. We often troubleshoot the machines remotely and this means that we need good, highly trained and qualified service engineers. This is an important aspect as remote diagnosis reduces the overall costs for the customer and reduces downtime to a minimum. Our service engineers are trained in our factory in Austria, at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH, for nearly two months, during which they are made familiar with the machine's operations, safety features and troubleshooting."

Sanjay Saxena- Sr. VP & Head- HE at Sany Heavy Industry India
According to Sanjay Saxena- Sr. VP & Head- HE at Sany Heavy Industry India, the company provides comprehensive training to the operators and service engineers of the crane owners - be they contractors, rental companies, or sub-contractors. Training is given on functions of the hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems, and on safe practices, especially for the higher capacity mobile and crawler cranes. Sany India has a fleet of around 1100 cranes that include truck mounted, all terrain, rough terrain, and crawler cranes.

Sany Heavy Industry India

“With worksites in many states under lockdown due to Covid-19, we have been providing online training to our service engineers on many aspects of the cranes, especially on how to restart them after the long period of idling, and how to change the oil and oil filters. Most importantly, the service engineers have been advising the crane owners on how to check the machines that have been idling for long,” informs Saxena.

Manoj Agarwal, Chief General Manager, Marketing and Product Support, Action Construction Equipment (ACE)
Action Construction Equipments (ACE) has a dedicated training center at Ballabgarh for training its service engineers and crane operators. “Our business philosophy lays a lot of stress on product support that includes training the operators of our mobile, crawler and tower cranes. At our center we have advanced training tools, well-documented PPT presentations, and the capacity to train 100 people at a time. To make the exercise complete, we give hands-on training on our cranes at our Palwal manufacturing plant,” informs Manoj Agarwal, Chief General Manager, Marketing and Product Support, Action Construction Equipment (ACE).

ACE ACX-750 Crawler Crane

He adds, “Since we have made some technical modifications in our 40 and 75-ton crawler cranes, our service engineers are being trained anew on the functions of their components, and also on our new line-up of higher capacity 100, 120 and 150-ton crawler cranes. We also provide onsite training to the contractor’s crane operators on general maintenance and safety aspects of the crane. We have a training manual for a two-day program and are also offering online training to our customers.”
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Escorts Construction Equipment (ECE), launched NXT13DC CNG, India’s first Hybrid Pick-n-Carry Crane, with dual Fuel (Diesel & CNG) and RC2522, India’s first Mono Chassis Safe Crane with 25T lift capacity at Excon

Read more ...

Action Construction Equipment displayed its new higher capacity crawler, lattice boom crane and Backhoe loader at Excon along with its multi utility mobile cranes. The star attractions at ACE stand were its 49, 74 and 95 hp backhoe loaders

Read more ...

Potain showcased its new MCT 135 H8 tower crane at Excon that can lift maximum load of 8 tons at 15.3 meters working radius and a minimum of 1.5 tons at full 60m jib length. The MCT 205, 10-ton capacity crane with 60m jib length is finding encouraging

Read more ...

The newly launched GJJ passenger hoist has a cage length of 3.6 meters compared to the earlier 3.2 metres. It is designed to vertically transport materials like marble, granites, special windows, plywood, and other building materials. The CNC Stirrup Bender

Read more ...

The Government’s boost to infrastructure development with plans including Smart Cities, Affordable Housing, Tunnels & Bridges, etc, is fuelling the CE Industry for all kinds of equipment. Cranes are also likely to see demand escalate

Read more ...

Enerpac High Tonnage Cylinders for Heavy Lift in Harsh Environments. With increasing demand for heavier lifts in harsher environments, Enerpac has risen to the challenge with a new range of high tonnage cylinders. The cylinders offer outstanding durability

Read more ...

Franna® – a brand of Terex (leading manufacturer of pick and carry cranes), has appointed Alpha Services as its first authorized Franna distributor in India. With this new partnership, Franna will bring its Made in India cranes closer

Read more ...

The Aerial Work Platform market is buoyant with demand outpacing supply, despite the rising prices and increased competition from second-hand imports. However, manufacturers, undeterred by the challenging situation, are bringing newer and more advanced solutions

Read more ...

Meghraj Singh, President, Aerial Platform Association of India (APAOI) and MD Rentease, discusses the demand trends in the MEWP rental segment, and the need for better understanding of safety, price regularization, and standardization in the industry

Read more ...

SANY India has added yet another feather in its cap with the handover of the country’s first 800-ton crawler crane to client Dwarkesh Transport Corporation in Anand, Gujarat. The one-of-its-kind SANY SCC8000A is India's largest Crawler Crane

Read more ...

Two Comansa 21LC660 tower cranes are working on the construction of the cable-stayed bridge, which will join Cebu City and Mactan Island in the Philippines, a location replete with logistical challenges. Comansa tower cranes ensure that even the most complex bridge

Read more ...

Mammoet and Aertssen Machinery Services team up to install design elements of Infinity Bridge with millimeter precision. Built by BESIX Construct LLC, a Middle Eastern subsidiary of a Belgian company BESIX, the Infinity Bridge (formerly Al Shindagha bridge)

Read more ...

Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has successfully completed side-load stability testing of the SCJ-100 (Self-Locking Cube Jack) while performing a 4-point lift with a 400 metric ton load up to 3m at its factory in Hengelo (Netherlands). The SCJ-100 raises the bar for cube jack

Read more ...

Crawler crane manufacturers are expanding their product range and introducing advanced features for higher lifting capacity and greater safety, to meet demand coming from infra development projects across various sectors

Read more ...

With precise planning, close cooperation, custom engineering, and an innovative crawler crane solution, Mammoet removes bridge section in a confined city center in Vienna, safely, on-time, and with minimum disruption

Read more ...

A 25-ton 21CM550 tower crane is working on the construction of Anji Khad Bridge, the first cable-stayed railway bridge in India, which is 331 metres above the river. This is a historic project of the Indian Railways and is viewed

Read more ...

Enerpac has announced the new ML40 Mini Lift Gantry with 40-ton lifting capacity in all three lifting stages. Simple to set up, portable, and easy to use, it is the ideal solution for machinery movers, plant relocation services, and medical

Read more ...

From March through May 2021, Transportes Muciño performed a groundbreaking transport: on an extremely challenging route, two major components weighing 380 and 320 t, respectively, had to be moved from the port of Tampico to the power plant

Read more ...

Terex continues to strengthen its foothold in India’s Construction Equipment Market by bringing in new technologies, expanding its product portfolio, and entering new construction territories. Having marked its entry

Read more ...

Tower crane manufacturers are expanding their range with newer models and making them more cost-effective as cost of production rises and competition heats up. NBM&CW investigates.

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.