Remote Controlled Crane Suspended Lifting Beam

A remote-controlled load management system for all crane operations, which eliminates the need for human held taglines to control suspended loads, has been launched in the UK on Thames Tideway KEMPF Construction Site.

Lift and orientation specialist Verton has developed a system which can be applied to suspended loads of all sizes and across industries including infrastructure, engineering, construction, general cargo shipping, resource development, defence, wind and mining.

The Tideway project sees a huge benefit in the use of this system. It can be applied to situations where remotely controlling loads is necessary such as lifting down shafts, lifting marine equipment onto land based construction sites and where loads have a large surface area and are difficult to control manually. The system has never been used in the UK and is a recent addition to the global construction industry.

The lift beam will reduce or remove the need for tag lines thus reducing the need for operatives to position themselves in proximity to suspended loads and in harms way.

The R-Series lift beam is available in various models and can handle loads of up to 20 tonnes and Verton has also developed solutions up to 400 tonnes. The equipment is operated through an industrial remote control with cameras to live stream the operation. All models connect to smart software which interprets real time load movement. Live metrics help with decision making on site with stored data informing future efficiencies and bench-marking.

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