If you work with overhead cranes and CNC machines, you know how crucial it is to avoid collisions. They can cause serious damage to the machines, cranes, and operators, resulting in costly repairs and downtime. That’s why Laser-View Technologies offers a system that can create no-fly zones, or an area in which you wish to prohibit overhead crane movement.
The Crane Sentry® Zone Manager uses long range laser distance sensors for zone control in 2 axis. For example, we recently had a client equip two of their overhead cranes with the Crane Sentry® Zone Manager II. In this application, they also equipped CNC machines with Laser-View Technologies’ Crane Sentry® Lite System to detect head height.
When the machine head extends over a predetermined height, the overhead crane bridge cannot cross over the area. Conversely, when the crane is over the area, the machine head is only permitted to extend to a lower height to avoid a potential collision.
Anti-collision systems like these can go a long way toward improving safety and reliability. If you are looking for a similar solution for your overhead cranes, contact us today and we will be happy to help you find the best option for your needs.