Verton Technologies to launch R-series crane load management system

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Brisbane-based Verton Technologies has unveiled the R-Series load management system for cranes, aimed at improving safety and productivity.

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In its simplest form, the R-series is a single pair of gyroscopic modules and one handheld remote controller. The unit is attached to the load and its orientation is controlled using the remote, without the need for any human intervention.

"This world-first technology will revolutionise suspended load-management for the transport and construction industries," Verton CEO Trevor Bourne says.

"The ancient Greeks invented the crane in the sixth century BC and while the machines have evolved, nothing has changed when it comes to the management of suspended loads.

"To this day, someone must still collect and guide the taglines, which increase the risk of serious or fatal workplace incidents," Bourne adds.

"The R-series dramatically reduces accidents by ensuring no human contact is required for managing suspended loads."

The R-series can be applied to suspended loads of all sizes and across numerous industries, such as engineering construction, general cargo shipping and resource development.

Production has begun on R-series systems and Verton says it’s ready to take orders from customers now.

The R-series system has the potential to deliver big savings to users through the removal of taglines and associated workloads alone. Productivity enhancements such as the lifting beam being positioned correctly at both lift and drop off and essential safety improvements could also be real money-savers.

"The R-series will reduce hook time (the time each load needs to be suspended in the air) by 50 per cent or more and the overall cycle time by 25%," Bourne says.

"This is the biggest improvement in productivity since the crane was invented.

"We estimate that implementation of the R-series will save worksites millions of dollars over its lifetime with payback possible within a year. These are significant advantages in our increasingly competitive industries," Bourne concludes.

 

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