Manufacturers are now focusing on technological advancements in crane models that would address market demand. With the growing complexity of project needs, there is a need for technological modifications for better operational efficiency. From loading capacity to multi-activity everything is being modified to meet the need for the complexity of project sites. This development has been possible with the acceptance of technology and new materials such as safe load indicator in cranes, control system in crane models and many more. Given below are few technological modifications adopted in newer crane models in India.
Accurate load configurations in mobile cranes
The space available on sites is often constricted. It is frequently impossible to extend all the outriggers of the mobile crane evenly. Nowadays software in the crane allows the crane to be used safely and flexibly in these difficult conditions. The increased safety and ease of use take the strain off the crane driver who can concentrate fully on the hoist. The enhanced range and lifting capacity means that the system’s capacity has also been improved. The software enables work to be carried out safely in constricted areas. The maximum lifting capacities are calculated individually and precisely for every situation. This ensures safe working practice with any chosen support base. It also delivers higher lifting capacities and a larger working range. The greatest advantages are made in the areas directly above the outriggers. The variable support base also delivers improvements for hoisting at the front and rear. The greatest increases are achieved when partial ballast is on the crane. With just a little ballast, the mobile cranes can almost achieve the lifting capacity values from the standard table with high ballast. This reduces the amount of ballast that has to be transported for crane jobs.
Control system in all-terrain mobile crane
The latest version of its six-axle all-terrain crane is in demand. They come with a luffing jib. With an 80m main boom, the all-terrain crane can perform jobs at heights up to 78m or at a 74m radius without rigging a jib and is ideal for tower crane erection. They are preferred for superior reach and fly-over capabilities, by bringing the maximum system length up to 118m. With the Plus control system, it can calculate the safe lifting capacities of the crane in real-time and for all variations in the crane’s outrigger positions and a counterweight. The system allows a crane to lift beyond the standard 360° load charts, and therefore perform jobs usually reserved for larger machines. Even though all-terrain cranes are compact, they still offer exceptional visibility from the cab to help operators have a full view of the work area. All-terrain cranes are some of the largest, most mobile cranes available today. They combine the best of both worlds: the mobility of truck-mounted cranes and the maneuverability of rough terrain cranes.
Positioning adjustment system in mobile cranes
New hybrid models track the positioning system. This allows both symmetrical and asymmetrical track positions during reduced track width operation, providing optimum lifting performance at any track width. Track width is continuously monitored by the machine and the data is provided. The system is the ideal solution for cranes working in congested job sites at less than full track width. The new model c also includes a single-engine, great highway speed and asymmetric outriggers.
Asset management system in crawler cranes
Asset management systems are being incorporated in cranes. For crane operators, it enables important information and operating data to be sent back from equipment working in the field for analysis and assessment to ensure equipment efficiency is maximised and operational downtime minimised. This provides operators with information that they can use to check on the location of their cranes, audit customer invoices and timesheets, see how much trips are costing the company and monitor hour meters.
Safe load indicator in tower cranes
The safe load indicator is maintained in tower cranes with the assist of anti-collision devices. They are designed to work with any make of tower crane and any model of tower crane whether it is Topkit type or Flat top type or Luffing type, any tower crane that can be used and the height can go up to 1 km or more. This technology adopted in these machines is simple microprocessor technology used in these Anti-collision systems. It senses the other tower cranes continuously and stops entering its area whose power is off / anti-collision is off. The tower crane may rotate on the wind if the power is failed. This effect ensures anti-collision system software does not get corrupted due to frequent power failures or frequent ON/OFF. It consumes about 3-4 sec to power up and starts working from its current positions.
Smart mechanization of mobile cranes
Manufacturers are now providing smart mechanized solutions for mobile cranes. From workstation lifting systems to industrial needs, mole cranes are offering Smart Features for projects. The lifting capacity of the supplied cranes varied from 250 kilos to 10,000 kilos. Nearly a kilometer of new crane track could be built in the expansion. Hybrid overhead traveling cranes can be loaded with smart features that give you control of the material handling in your production processes. New models are simplified fly assembly with new ground-level carrier controls. One control raises and lowers the boom angle from 0 to -3 degrees, and another control is used for the fly assist cylinder.
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