SMRT introduces use of Gantry Cranes to speed up sleeper replacement on East-West Line
Source : Straits Times
SMRT has introduced the use of fixed Gantry Cranes in the replacement of sleepers along the East-West line (EWL).
The cranes, which are about 20m in height and weigh 74 tonnes, are used to hoist the Road Rail Vehicles (RRV), as well as the sleepers from the ground on to the tracks.
The cranes allow the vehicles, which are used to replace the current wooden sleepers with longer-lasting concrete ones, to be deployed more quickly to the work front, thus allowing more sleepers to be replaced.
There are currently two gantry cranes used for this purpose.
One can be found at the line extension after the Pasir Ris MRT station, which serves the EWL between Pasir Ris and Simei stations, and has been operation since January 2014.
The other, which will be used to replace the sleepers between Jurong East and Boon Lay stations, can be found between Chinese Garden and Lakeside stations and is expected to begin operations in February 2014.
The use of the cranes, manufactured by home-grown company Jenmon International, brings the total number of staging areas from which the RRVs can be launched to six.
Currently, 33% of the 92,000 sleepers on the EWL have been replaced.
Replacement of the sleepers is expected to be completed early next year (2017).
Electronic Servicing Operation System (eSOS) Launch
Jenmon International Pte Ltd revolutionises "After-sales service" in the Crane industry. Jenmon introduced our latest innovated technology, Electronic Servicing Operation System (eSOS), to bring unparalleled service levels to our customers.
Established in 2001, Jenmon International Pte Ltd has grown from a local start-up to a regional crane and service provider, in an effort to help our customers solve their industrial listing needs and stay ahead. As a sole agent of Verlinde in Singapore, we handle not only hoists, but a wide range of cranes such as Gantry Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Jib Cranes, Monorail Cranes and several others.
In line with the current global trend of using technology to enhance the efficiency of data processing, Jenmon International Pte Ltd is pleased to announce the release of our new Electronic Servicing Operation System. It enables the customer to instantaneously check on their service, as well as the maintenance report once the job has been carried out at the site.
Jenmon listens to our customers. We gathered our customers' feedbacks and found out that many of them have issues tracing hard copies of maintenance or service reports whenever they require information relating to their cranes. For this reason, they find it such a hassle to search for these documents. Thus, we believe that with this new system, our customers no longer need to face the same issues when using the traditional paper system. Moreover, the paperless system emphasises on our care for the environment. As a socially responsible corporation, we must do our part in preserving the trees around us in order to take care of the Earth.
Features of eSOS
Benefits of eSOS
Crane's condition is updated directly through the online eSOS system.
Able to track history of previous reports and get an auto-reminder for maintenance/inspection/pending job status effectively.
Crane's report of recommended parts will be sent to Service Sales to generate quotation immediately.
Quotation can be generated instantaneously from system – especially for an urgent part. This minimises operations downtime.
Charges of breakdown calls are calculated by the system.
Auto calculations from the system for breakdown charges reduces any financial discrepancies.
Technicians' current locations and arrival times are identifiable via GPS.
System keeps track of technicians' exact locations, so that operations will be able to provide more accurate timings for Technician's arrival to customers.
Customer can receive the management report on the cranes status once the job is completed.
Customers' management team will have a clear overview of their cranes' operation costs via the online system which they can access, instead of waiting for their team to compile the data.
Keeping track of cranes' certifications validities and updates accordingly.
Customers do not need to monitor their cranes' certifications via excel spreadsheet or oversight on their cranes' expiry dates as the system will prompt the expiry one month in advance. This prevents any disruption to the usage of cranes.
Information regarding the cranes are updated constantly via the system.
Customers do not need to search everywhere to find out the cranes' expenses, parts changed and re-certification date as this is a one-stop portal to obtain all the information they need.
In summary, we believe that growing with our clients by helping them grow is the right approach to fulfil our mission of providing QUALITY Lifting Products & Services. In order to maintain the long-term relationships with our customers, we will continuously try to help by providing high quality services and improving their productivity..