Preventive Maintenance

Use Case

Real-time remote monitoring for deployed cranes

Cranes play a critical role in construction and transportation operations. Unexpected downtime is expensive and can cause major disruptions for customers.

Crane providers have traditionally had limited visibility to equipment utilization once placed on a job site. Without that visibility, it is difficult to understand real operating conditions and maintain deployed equipment effectively.

Assisting customers in maintaining deployed cranes efficently is essential to a successful client relationship. With realtime visibility to operating data, location data, and historical data through IoT, new approaches to improve preventive maintenance and crane uptime are now possible.

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Improve crane uptime and increase maintenance efficiency

This solution use case, provided by Orange Business Services on the MindSphere® platform, allows remote monitoring of a fleet of deployed cranes and a proactive approach to maintenance.

This solution provides real-time visibility to operating data, location, and conditions, enabling your maintenance teams to respond more effectively to issues. With full access to historical data, your team can implement stronger maintenance strategies that drive better results in crane uptime. Integration with the Crane Operations Support Center allows customers and technicians full access to data regarding deployed machines.

An additional benefit of the attached IoT platform is the potential to introduce new business models for leasing cranes to customers. Leasing models can be based on the amount of usage the equipment incurs, and can include maintenance for the cranes as a part of the model. 


  • Integration of machine data with webbased Crane Operations Application and MindSphere.
  • Alerts and real-time data access to diagnose issues and improve response.
  • Gain insights from current and historical performance data. 


  • Clear visibility to operational data for fleet management of deployed cranes.
  • Develop new business models based on IoT data to enable leasing machinery to customers.
  • Improve efficiency and response times of your maintenance teams with advanced notification of pending failure conditions and events.
  • Enable technicians to respond with the correct parts for identified issues, reducing downtime. 

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Orange Professional Services

Orange offers a range of professional services to deploy this solution, depending on your needs, and accelerate your digital transformation. Services may include consulting,  implementation, integration, customization and training.


MindAccess IoT Value Plan and MindServices

MindAccess™ IoT Value Plan connects your assets and uses MindSphere applications to leverage your data.

MindService® offers training and professional services to support the development and implementation of your MindSphere solution.

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