Automatic crane system – Coordination through remote control technology
The trend is to implement an automatic crane system in ports with the following advantages.
Ergonomic: The operators don’t need to stay in the crane cabins far above the ground and they can stay in a control room more comfortably following up the operations. This shall improve physical pain, postural sickness and as consequence absenteeism of employees.
Productivity: The automatic features of the cranes run the loading and offloading operations through a real time control system based on accurate positioning of vehicles, remote cameras procedure surveillance, real time pendulum motion correction, high-accuracy landing and optimized stowage plan for the shipments. All this features implemented within a real time control system that manages smartly all this inputs, allows the port cranes to perform a more efficient, accurate and faster loading & offloading operation.
Safety: The number of people involved in the lifting operations is decreased dramatically as the remote control technology improves. Thus, safety is highly positive impacted as prevention of accidents due to fall of loads onto people.