Crane services – not something you necessarily think about when you’re sourcing a crane for your facility. Designing, purchasing, and installing the right crane for your application is a big job – and probably one of many on your plate. But while you’re doing that, we strongly recommend you take some time to research the crane services your crane supply company offers.
Expert Lifting Services Can Help Lower Production Downtime
When you purchase a new vehicle, you’re probably not immediately thinking about maintenance and repair. Your vehicle comes with a warranty, and you have many options for parts and service – from your dealership or one of the many independent and chain auto shops across the country. If your vehicle is part of a fleet, you can afford to have a few in for service, while your business continues to run.
Cranes are different. It’s a specialty business for one. There are choices for installation and repair, but they’re a little more limited. Cranes (especially custom-built cranes) are also difficult to return – they’re a big investment, so you want to make sure you get it right the first time. And unlike a vehicle, most businesses can’t afford to have downtime on their cranes and lifting solutions.
So, what are the critical crane services that you should look for from your crane supply company?
O’Brien Crane Services: Our Skilled Engineers Design It Right
Whether you need a custom-built crane, are looking at upgrades to an existing system, or have an out-of-the-box lifting solution, it’s important to have access to a professional engineering team. And not just any engineer – you want experts with extensive experience in crane manufacturing design, structural analysis, and regulatory compliance. You want your cranes to be safe and efficient.
With over 60 years of experience, O’Brien has a strong bench to provide quality engineering services. When you work with O’Brien, you can be confident you are getting the right lifting solution for your business. Our engineering team can conduct a full structural analysis to accurately design a system to maximize your process efficiency and productivity. We’ll also provide all the required regulatory documentation, including certified drawings, compliance letters, and engineering reports as required.
Our skilled technicians are trained to get you up and running FAST, and work closely with our engineers for on-site inspections and structural checks as needed, making sure everything runs smoothly, from design to installation.
O’Brien Crane Services: Crane Upgrades to Meet Changing Production Demands
Another advantage of O’Brien’s crane services – we can advise you when crane upgrades can help you meet your production demands. Crane upgrades can help increase your profitability in two key ways. The first is obvious – if your current system can be upgraded rather than replaced, the upgrade will likely cost less than building a whole new system. The other way crane upgrades can increase your profitability is by increasing your production capacity. It may be possible to re-engineer your existing cranes to meet new production requirements or increase your production capacity. Want your crane system to deliver more? Contact the O’Brien team for a consultation.
O’Brien Crane Services: Crane Operator Training
Our dedication to providing exceptional crane services doesn’t stop with installation – we can also arrange for hands-on crane operator training on the equipment you and your operators use every day. Our expert trainers demonstrate safe and efficient crane operation, on actual equipment in a real-life environment.
O’Brien crane operator training not only helps you remain compliant with safety regulations, it helps ensure your operators can work more efficiently, identify potential problems before they become costly breakdowns, and overall improve the quality and reputation of your business.
O’Brien Crane Services: Reliable Repairs, Maintenance, and Parts
When you invest in a shiny new crane system, you probably don’t want to think about it breaking down. But it might at some point, and being prepared can make a huge difference in how quickly you get back up and running.
O’Brien offers crane maintenance packages where we’ll periodically inspect your equipment, make minor adjustments, and offer recommendations on any problem areas. We also make sure you continue to comply with all safety regulations. Best of all, our maintenance visits can be scheduled around your production downtimes – we can clock in when your workers clock out.
If the worst happens, and your equipment does break down, O’Brien’s crane repair service is second to none. We offer 24/7 emergency repairs and carry one of the largest parts inventories in North America. That means if you need a part, we probably have it on hand. And that means O’Brien can get you back up and running quicker.
For Exceptional Services, Trust your Equipment and People to O’Brien
When you are looking at a new crane system, look beyond the product delivery, and see if your crane company can offer the services you need to upgrade, repair, and maintain your system. Cranes can be a significant capital and operational cost. You want to make sure the work is done right, by professionals who care about your business. That’s why you can trust your equipment to the experts at O’Brien Lifting Solutions. Get started by requesting a quote online, or give us a call at 1-866-939-4541.