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Lifting Support for Crane Operators

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Decision support systems for crane operators

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 08:36

Lifting Support product group is a set of decision support modules that can assist crane operators to perform lifting operations in a safer and more efficient way.

  • Motion Reporter: Measures the relative heave-movement on the vessel deck to reduce waiting for weather and helps avoid lifting in unsafe conditions.
  • Boom Tip Indicator: Indicates on the screen in the crane cabin exactly where on the vessel deck the cargo will land or be lifted from, where the hook will hit the cargo and helps crane operator avoiding lifting off with a pendulum movement.
  • Soft Lifting Assistant: Helps crane operator perform soft landing and lift-off by indicating the ideal timing based on real-time velocities at the exact lift-off/landing area.
  • People Detector: Detects people in the lifting area and alerts the crane operator and/or others of potentially dangerous situations.

Pro/con

Extended weather window for marginal lifts
Increased efficiency during lifting
Increased safety during lifting
Avoid lifting near or over people
Reduced CO2 emissions from faster turn-around times of supply vessels
Heavy fog may impact sensor performance

Specification

Cargo handling Improved safety and efficiency for cargo handling
Safe operating Improved safety for lifting operations
Weight Extended weather window for heavy lifts
Compliance Ensure compliance for lifting operations
Capacity Improved capacity of cranes for lifting operations
Operating conditions Perform heavy lifts in higher sea states

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Technology Readiness Level

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Development Technology demonstration Mature / Proven
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About Optilift

Optilift AS is a technology development company focusing on innovative solutions for cranes, lifting, and logistics. Our mission is to improve lifting‐ and logistics technology in order to

  • Improve our clients’ safety
  • Improve our clients’ profitability
  • Reduce our clients’ CO2 footprint
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