Verton Australia said that it has delivered the first remote load-management system, designed to improve safety and productivity in crane operations, to Universal Cranes.
The R-series load-management system eliminates the need for human-held taglines to control suspended loads.
The system features a pair of gyroscopic modules and one handheld remote controller. The unit, which is available in various configurations, can manage loads of up to 20 tonnes.
"This world-first technology will revolutionise suspended load-management for the transport, construction and mining industries and also many other sectors," explained Verton ceo Trevor Bourne.
Albert Smith, managing director of Brisbane-based Universal Cranes, added that with the R-series, workers will no longer be near or under moving loads. “We believe this will dramatically reduce the risk of accidents by ensuring no human contact is required for managing suspend loads.”
According to Bourne, the load-management system will also improve productivity. “The R-series will reduce hook time (the time each load needs to be suspended in the air) by 50 percent or more and the overall cycle time by 25 percent,” he said.