Crane Positioning Posted in: Position Measurement – Tags: Civil Engineering, Energy and Hydropower, Mining, Oil and Gas
Non-Contact Long Distance Laser Rangefinders Used for Bridge, Offshore, and Hoist Crane Position Monitoring
Many industries use large overhead cranes to move heavy products. These cranes can be automated and monitored using long distance laser rangefinders. Our long distance lasers help to improve crash avoidance, automated retrieval, and maintain equipment more proactively and efficiently.
Common examples of laser rangefinders used in crane positioning include overhead crane position monitoring at steel mills during the transportation of heavy coils, crane monitoring during the hoisting of large equipment, and bridge crane positioning for many industries including the ship docking/cargo transportation industry during the unloading of pallets and containers.
Our long distance rangefinders are suited for crane positioning applications in many environments. The sensors rugged package with NEMA-4, IP65 & IP67 ratings that can be used both indoors and outdoors allowing sensor versatility to meet your criteria. The AR3000 laser distance sensor is commonly used to measure the position of the crane’s trolley along these longest stretches at ranges up to 3,000 meters. The AR1000 laser distance sensor commonly monitors the side-to-side position and vertical position of cranes as a reliable cost effective monitoring option.
AR3000 Distance Measurement Sensor
AR3000 distance measurement sensors are Acuity’s longest-range models. Ideal for measuring positions of cranes and trolleys, the time-of-flight sensor can measure up to 300 meters to natural surfaces and up to 3,000 meters when using a retroreflective target.
AR1000 Laser Distance Sensor
The Acuity AR1000 laser distance sensor can measure up to 30 meters on natural targets and up to 150 meters with a retroreflective target with an accuracy of ± 3 mm. This rugged sensor is built for tough, industrial environments and applications such as fill level measurement and material height monitoring.