Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app to include Potain tower cranes; releases new Bluetooth-enabled pressure test kit
- The smartphone diagnostic app — the first of its kind in the crane industry — is available for iOS and Android devices and helps crane operators read diagnostic codes and share data.
- New functionalities have been added to accommodate CCS-equipped Potain tower cranes.
- The company also released a new pressure transducer test kit that enables wireless readings and data transfers.
Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS) equipped Potain tower cranes, helping operators to interpret diagnostic codes generated by onboard control systems and reduce machine downtime. The app already supports many Grove, Manitowoc, and National Crane cranes.
John Alexander, director of service, training, and telematics at Manitowoc, said:
“This new functionality is another step in actively improving our digital tools and expanding our offering to provide customers with easy-to-use and valuable tools for better user experience with our products,”
The diagnostic app increases crane uptime by enabling customers to diagnose technical issues without third-party assistance, leading to faster repairs and maintenance.
New diagnostic tool kit
Manitowoc has also released a new wireless pressure transducer test kit to measure and record hydraulic pressures on all crane systems without the use of cumbersome hoses. The kit communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth with a smartphone app and comes with two transducers fitted with Stauff® pressure test connectors and two transducers fitted with Parker’s quick-disconnect connectors. Also included in the kit are a #4 and #6 SAE J1453 ORFS adapter and two spare batteries.
The wireless pressure transducer test kit may be purchased through your Manitowoc Crane Care representative. The smartphone apps are available for free in both the App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android) by searching for “Manitowoc Diagnostic Code App”, and “Manitowoc Pressure Transducers.”