The Crosby Group recently announced it had acquired BlokCorp and launched a Technology Solutions business unit specializing in market-leading camera & alert systems for a safer and more efficient lifting industry.
Improving safety in crane operations is a constant goal for the industry. The development of a wireless load controlling system demonstrates it is possible to eliminate personnel from being in close proximity to a suspended load.
According to the Crane Inspection and Certification Bureau (CICB), approximately 80 crane-related deaths occur every year. Of all crane-related incidents 90% are due to human error, 50% results in a fatality, and 40% involve someone being struck by the crane or an object that the crane is lifting or moving.
A solution for modernising cranes is developed by PaR Systems and called EXPERTOPERATOR, which was designed to help operators by reducing load sway by 95%. PaR is a global manufacturer of advanced automation, robotic and specialty material handling solution. Read more