TAC-3000 Crane Anti-Collision System

ANTI-COLLISION, ZONE & BOUNDARY PROTECTION SYSTEM

 

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ptiCrane Inc. is the authorized dealer of the TAC-3000 anti-collision, boundary and zone protection system from throughout the Canadian territory.

The addition of the TAC-3000 along with all its benefits allows crane owners to bring their cranes up to date in available technology such as radius indicators, LMI, limit and protection devices on all crane makes and models.

tac-3000-c-250xThe TAC-3000 is a tower crane anti-collision, boundary, and zone protection safety system utilizing the earth’s magnetic flux for absolute accurate positioning. The anti-collision, boundary, zone protection, and LMI capabilities are suited for single or multi tower crane installations and can be used on hammer jib or luffing tower cranes. Distributed via a secure high speed wireless network, the TAC-3000 requires minimal commissioning time, 1 to 1 ½ day for a two-crane installation on average, compared to other systems that require lengthy setup due to a mechanical interface to the crane.

Since its introduction, the TAC-3000 has been creating safety awareness in the industry, and has been well received by tower crane manufacturers, rental companies, and construction companies around the world. The TAC-3000 system is trusted technology that has been used to protect some of the most sensitive jobsites throughout the world.

The TAC-3000 exceeds all national and international requirements for safety devices and outperforms all competitor systems.

The TAC-3000 is a fully computerized anti-collision safety system for tower cranes that detects and anticipates the risk of hook block/hoist cable to jib or counter jib collision when multiple tower cranes are in use. When the risk of a tower crane collision is detected, the TAC-3000 safety system will calculate the relative distance in real-time between potential collision paths and send a signal to the other cranes, as well as alerting the operator with the collision information on the LCD monitor and audibly. This includes the collision direction and the identity of the colliding tower crane.

anticollisiondiagramAt the same time, should the operator not react, the TAC-3000 is designed to automatically decelerate and stop the tower crane’s movement to prevent the collision. Slow, cut, and brake parameters are set at customizable distances to prevent swing shock.

The TAC-3000 allows the operation of the tower crane to remain in the operator’s control until safe distances are breached. The tower crane operator maintains the ability to swing the tower crane in the opposite direction of the collision path.

TOWER CRANE ZONING SAFETY SYSTEM

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The TAC-3000 is a fully computerized zone protection safety system for tower cranes. If your tower cranes are operating over areas of high congestion, ground crews, and or job site trailers you need a tower crane zone protection safety system. Due to the complexity of some sites, The TAC-3000 can determine up to 6 prohibited zones (8-points each) in which the hook block or jib are not allowed to operate. The TAC-3000 prevents the hook block from flying over restricted zones like mobile cranes, jobsite management trailers, power lines, sky train routes, schools and other private or public buildings. Depending on the height of the protected zone, the jib of the crane can also be prevented from colliding into the protected objects. With the zone protection safety feature, tower crane operators cannot accidentally overlook the identified no-fly zones.
The TAC-3000 allows the tower crane operation to remain in the operator’s control until safe working distances are breached.

If the safe working distances are compromised, the tower crane operat
or still maintains control of the crane, and has the ability to swing the opposite direction of the protected zone. The system will calculate the relative distance in real-time and alert the operator with the encroaching information on the LCD monitor as well as audibly. This includes the possible collision direction. At the same time, it will automatically decelerate or even stop the tower crane movement to prevent the collision should the operator not respond to the warnings. Slow, cut, and brake parameters are set at customizable intervals to prevent swing shock.

TOWER CRANE BOUNDARY CONTROL SAFETY SYSTEM

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The TAC-3000 is a fully computerized boundary protection safety system for tower cranes. Due to the complexity of some sites, The TAC-3000 can be preset with a 25-point boundary protection area in which the hook block cannot operate or over-fly. With the boundary protection safety feature, the tower crane operator

cannot accidentally overlook jobsite protection boundary surrounding the site since the cranes’ hook block is working only within the site. This is especially important with tower crane utilization in congested areas such as cities, roads or public areas. The TAC-3000 allows the tower crane operation to remain in the operator’s control until safe working distances are breached.

If the safe working distances are compromised, the tower crane operator still maintains control of the crane, and has the ability to swing the opposite direction of the protection boundary. The TAC-3000 will calculate the relative distance in real-time and alert the operator with the collision information on t he LCD monitor and audibly. This includes the possible collision direction. At the same time, it will automatically decelerate or even stop the tower crane movement to prevent the collision should the operator not respond to the warnings. Slow, cut, and brake parameters are set at customizable intervals to prevent swing shock.

ADVANTAGES

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Safety Comes First with TAC-3000 Viewing Systems

  • Easy installation and no maintenance as there is no mechanical interface to the crane, allows the TAC-3000 to be installed with minimal impact to production.
  • Should cranes not be currently equipped with a potentiometer allowing for accurate trolley positioning, potentiometers can be installed by OptiCrane Inc. on all makes and models of cranes.
  • Simultaneous wireless uploading feature significantly reduces downtime in instances of climbing the crane’s working height or when adding more cranes to the same site.
  • The TAC-3000 allows all cranes in the same anti-collision control zone to work autonomously.
  • Site managers have the absolute control of the anti-collision system thus preventing unauthorized bypassing or tampering.
  • The TAC-3000 allows wireless off-site monitoring using a computer with the optional TAC-View TAC-3000 monitoring software.
  • The TAC-3000 performs a self-diagnostic test every 2 seconds. Any error detected will be shown on the monitor in front of the crane operator.
  • Wireless communication between all cranes on the jobsite is under a secured 128 Bit encryption.
  • User friendly, intuitive, and easy to understand display is unique to the TAC-3000.
  • Minimum operator training required (easy to learn).
  • Unique multi-step slowdown developed to prevent swing shock.
  • The TAC-3000 is the most accurate system available.
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Omit Human Error with TAC-3000 Viewing Systems

 

TECHNOLOGY

The TAC-3000 is ideal for companies that have older tower cranes that are in perfect operating condition and need to be updated with the latest easy to use technology in order to compete in efficiency.

The TAC-3000 is a fully computerized LMI system for tower cranes. It features swing angle indication, trolley position, hook height, load weight, event recording, and crane status including neighboring crane status when multiple cranes are in use.

The TAC-3000 is the worlds most advanced LMI system for tower cranes available, and is the easiest LMI system to install and the most accurate in determining the weight on the hook.

The TAC-3000 utilizes CAN bus for inter-module communication and the latest positioning technology via a magnetic sensor that measures the earths magnetic flux in real-time. The TAC-3000 utilizes a 32-bit CPU, FCC approved wireless components, and reliable PC based technology. The TAC-3000 also communicates wirelessly between cranes and any preset information wirelessly through a PC. The TAC-3000 uses 128-bit data encryption integrated into the software with a USB dongle and a 32-bit CPU to build the highest security measure available.

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Avoid Collisions with TAC-3000 Viewing Systems

With state-of-the-art technology, the TAC-3000 allows site safety personnel to monitor the cranes in operation from the ground with the optional TAC-View. The settings of the crane’s protection parameters and protection areas can also be adjusted wirelessly from ground level. For example, when climbing up the crane’s height or to add an additional protection zone, authorized personnel will only be required to upload the new height to the crane from a notebook PC without climbing the tower crane for “re-teaching.” This effectively reduces the downtime of the crane’s operation, an important factor for site management. Besides the advanced wireless features, the TAC-3000 has also successfully eliminated the need to perform on-site “teaching” of the collision paths. Authorized personnel just need to input the necessary information into their PC and wirelessly upload the settings to the cranes from ground level.

COMPONENTS

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