Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2021 – MYCRANE, the global digital platform for the search and selection of cranes, has commenced the testing of a new, universally accessible crane selection tool which will be offered to the lifting industry at no cost.
The ‘MYCRANE Selector’ tool is the latest innovation from Dubai-based MYCRANE – which was the first to launch a convenient and time-saving online solution for those requiring crane rental services. The new tool will allow users to quickly and easily identify what crane should be used, as well as the crane’s capacity and optimum configuration.
Commenting on the completion of the development stage of the crane selection tool, MYCRANE founder and director Andrei Geikalo said: “Our MYCRANE Selector tool will simplify the life of all those involved in the lifting industry.
“The lifting of any cargo begins with defining the right crane and its configuration, based on the cargo characteristics and the position of the crane. Each crane has a manufacturer’s crane chart which indicates the capacity of the crane in certain configurations, allowing the user to determine the length of the main boom, the length of the jib, the weight of the ballast and super-lift.
“Engineers at construction and lifting companies often have to make use of these charts and search for the right crane configuration manually, which is why a digital solution will prove to be so useful.
“Our users simply need to insert the radius, the height of the lift, the dimensions and weight of the cargo, and they will get the right crane for their lift. MYCRANE can also help if further engineering and method statements are required.
“We know that some companies are already using such a tool for their internal use, while others even charge for it, however we believe that this tool should be available for everybody in the lifting industry as a free cloud solution.”
Following the testing phase of the MYCRANE Selector, the next step will be to integrate the lifting charts of as many cranes as possible into the system, so that clients around the world can choose the right cranes for their needs.
MYCRANE therefore wishes to invite global crane manufacturers for cooperation by sharing their database of crane charts, both for those manufactured earlier and newly-built cranes.
MYCRANE Selector is expected to go live at www.my-crane.com in Spring 2022.
The MYCRANE global business-to-business (B2B) platform – accessed at www.my-crane.com – simplifies the process of crane rental procurement, allowing users to submit details of their lifting requirements in order to receive personalised quotes from a range of registered crane providers.
Already operational in Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, MYCRANE has been developed by seasoned industry executive Andrei Geikalo, a former commercial director at heavy lift specialist Mammoet.
For the first time, customers of the platform can simply and quickly request a crawler, mobile or tower crane without having to rely on manual processes, such as calling suppliers or making multiple offline requests.
Drawing on the management team’s experience in the industry, the innovative MYCRANE platform has been carefully designed to ensure ease of use, and that the quotes generated are directly comparable. Registration is free for both users and equipment rental companies.
Besides the lifting services search, MYCRANE offers a number of other tools for the crane industry, including a Marketplace to advertise used equipment, rigging equipment, spare parts and auxiliaries, plus career vacancies.
A news portal allows users to stay up to date with the latest industry developments, while in-house support services such as engineering and legal consultancy are also available.
Support services, such as engineering for heavy lift projects, are offered on a truly independent basis, meaning clients are presented with a full range of solutions, service providers from the whole of the market, and the most cost-effective solution.
MYCRANE operates on a franchise basis and enquiries are welcomed from entrepreneurs who are interested in operating the service in their home markets.