4 industrial intelligence solutions for lifting devices Solution 3: anti-sway
In this 3rd article of « 4 industrial intelligence solutions for lifting devices », we will analyze a case where lack of experience and human error can lead to accidents. Once again, safety is at the heart of this issue. But the technological solution provided could very well generate an unexpected benefit in terms of productivity. Let’s see how.
What’s at stake
Controlling the sway of a load requires experienced manpower. But even when this is the case, no one is safe from a mishap. This type of maneuver requires constant attention and vigilance, and leaves the operator vulnerable. The risk of injury or breakage is higher. In addition, a swinging load must be constantly stabilized, which results in concrete loss of time with every move.
By making sure the device is equipped with frequency inverters on the translational motions, it is possible to configure acceleration and deceleration algorithms proportional to the position of the load. This technology simulates, automatically and without fail, how an experienced operator would handle and stabilize the load as much as possible when moving said load.
Again, this results in optimal safety for employees and additional safeguards for the equipment. There is also an immediate gain in productivity during handling, but also in training time required for operators before they can handle this type of equipment.
All the solutions we’ve seen so far can help limit service calls. Of course, despite all attempts to avoid external intervention, the time will come when you need a crane specialist. A service call to a professional technician is common, but it may require production downtime. Would it be possible to reduce the number of interventions with the help of industrial intelligence? Stay tuned for the answer in the last article of this series, available soon!