Assistance Systems for Cranes

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Partial automation of crane and lifting operations

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February 22 2024

As cars are provided with ABS brakes, adaptive cruise control, and other assistance systems, we provide equivalent technology to be retrofitted to cranes in the field, or integrated with new cranes. Our assistance systems are; anti-pendulum control, automatic landing, automatic lift-off, automatic hook control, relative heave compensation, and dynamic anti-collision systems.

The Optilift Assistance Systems enables intelligent and non-contact sensor technology to measure and control specific crane operations. This will reduce the difference between crane operators, improve safety, reduce dynamic forces to the crane and cargo, and enable remote-controlled lifting operations in a safe manner. Only the crane is instrumented with an Optilift Sensor Unit and computing device, and the control signals are integrated with the crane PLC together with the crane OEM or partners of Optilift.

Pros & Limitations
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Reduced difference between crane operators
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Reduced dynamic forces
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Avoid damaged crane and cargo
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Increase weather window for heavy lifts
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Enable remote control of crane- and lifting operations
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Avoid crane- and cargo collisions into fixed and dynamic objects and structures
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Reduce the risk of injuries for deck personnel
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Requires integration with crane PLC
Specification
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Cranes, Remote Operation, Autonomy.
Capabilities
Partly automated lifting operations.
Cargo handling
Enabler for remote control of offshore lifting operations.
Usability
Reduces the differences between crane operators.
Safety
Assistance Systems will increase safety, repeatability and efficacy compared to traditional fully manual crane operations.
Cost
The Assistance Systems are also enablers of remote- and autonomous crane- and lifting operations, saving travel- and personnel costs.

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Technology Readiness Level

[7/9]

Development Technology demonstration Mature / Proven
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Safer and more efficient cargo handling - reduce CO2 emissions, cut costs and improve safety.

Optilift offers products for digitalized, remote controlled and autonomous cargo handling. With innovative software and unique AI technology, we contribute to a safer and more efficient work environment.

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