Cost and installation time analysis

When diesel engine service and repair company, Diesel Power International Services subsidiary based in Namibia, needed advice on what cranes and hoists could be applied effectively to their newly designed work space, that would house their assembly lines and diesel engine stripping facilities, they
called in Konecranes from Cape Town to assist. Installation and delivery times were tight, but the innovative solution that resulted from a Cost and Installation Time Analysis conducted by Konecranes sealed the turnkey deal.
“The project was for a semi-free-standing gantry with 1 x 3.5 ton single Girder Crane and 2 x 500kg Column Mount Jib Cranes and hoists” says Markus Labuschagne, Konecranes’s Regional Branch Manager who is based in Cape Town.
“The equipment specifications that the customer had originally requested – one 3.5ton jib crane and two 500kg jib cranes – would have worked out at a higher costing and not enhanced the layout of the proposed floor area. Additionally, our cranes have enabled the customer to place items on the new mezzanine level in the production plant” he says.
The 3.5 ton crane will be used for the lifting, stripping and assembly of truck diesel engines while the 2 x 500kg column mount jibs will be used for serving two work stations where smaller components and parts are repaired and serviced.
Markus concludes, “As a result of our cost and installation time analysis it was our recommendation that the alternate cranes we had identified as suitable for their project, would cover a greater area than the equipment originally specified, and would offer greater benefits to the client, in addition to the fact that we were able to deliver the equipment to the customer in Namibia within their stated timeframe.”
Konecranes
Markus Labuschagne, Tel: (011) 898-3500
Email: markus.labuschagne@konecranes.com
www.konecranes.co.za