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Extending equipment life

12 December 2012

As lifting equipment and associated components age, efficiency and reliability can be compromised, resulting in higher operating costs and safety implications. To address these issues, Demag Cranes & Components recommen

As lifting equipment and associated components age, efficiency and reliability can be compromised, resulting in higher operating costs and safety implications. To address these issues, Demag Cranes & Components recommends that its lifting equipment undergoes a general overhaul at least every ten years.

Demag general overhaul programmes have been designed to restore equipment to optimum performance and safety levels, providing a cost effective alternative to investment in new materials handling technologies.

Such regimes, backed by ongoing certification, also help operators meet obligations under workplace health and safety legislation.

Demag technicians are fully qualified to repair, maintain and overhaul proprietary products and those of other original equipment manufacturers. Overhaul programmes include an assessment of materials handling systems and the replacement of worn or damaged components. Subject to assessment, Demag also undertakes the replacement or adjustment of mechanical, electrical and optical controls, as well as switchgear, brakes, chains, friction clutches and rope stays.

Where appropriate Demag provides for the upgrade and modernisation of lifting equipment, which may include the addition of features such as overload protection, inverter controlled drive systems, anti collision systems, remote controls, capacity/load increase and safety interlock systems.
 
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