Liebherr installs first crane using remote service app

PRESS RELEASE – Liebherr has fully assembled its first crane with the aid of the company’s new Remote Service tool. Close cooperation between Liebherr-Argentina on-site in Campana and head office Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH, Germany lead to a timely handover of the crane to the customer.

In May this year the LHM 420 was delivered to Euroamérica S.A. in Campana, Argentina; fully disassembled and due for handover in June  2020. A number of mobile harbour cranes are already in operation in Argentina and serviced by the experienced local engineers from Liebherr Argentina S.A. However, this was a first for them too: the complete assembly of an LHM 420.

Due to the current pandemic situation worldwide, the engineer from the head office, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH in Germany,  was unable to attend in person, so all provisions were made, so that he could nevertheless be on hand to provide any support and assistance required. Cameras were installed on-site, daily meetings were held to discuss the pending tasks, and the new Remote Service tool was ready for its first crane assembly.

The new Remote Service App from Liebherr was indispensable in this case. Audio and video calls, a chat function, screen sharing, image and document exchange, as well as whiteboarding functions are some of the features that have been integrated into the tool. These enable real-time, fast and effective support from experts and made the handover of the LHM possible.

Thanks to the high level of cooperation Liebherr could hand over the new LHM 420 to Euroamérica S.A. despite the current challenging global situation. Everything went according to plan and could be completed within the time frame.

Benoit Cibert, the engineer in Argentina explains enthusiastically: “From my side, I can tell you that this commissioning job has been a great experience and a great challenge for us, and we are pleased to deliver the crane to the customer according to the initial schedule and without any trouble. The Remote Service Tool certainly contributed to this.”

Due to the current pandemic situation worldwide, Liebherr has accelerated the market launch of Remote Service in terms of an extended test phase. This means all Liebherr customers with maritime cranes, deep foundation equipment and crawler cranes up to capacities of  300 tonnes now have the opportunity to use the Remote Service App free of charge until the end of 2020. A laptop, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection are all that is needed.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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