Challenge: Ensure cable tension does not exceed its operation limit due to overloading.
Solution: Overloading can cause a cable to snap, resulting in downtime and possible injuries or fatalities. VPG Force Sensors designed a safety system that would prevent the operator from lifting a load beyond the safety limit.
Challenge: Design a reliable, foolproof overload monitoring system that accounts for complex tower crane arm extensions and lifting load combinations.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors fitted load sensors to the tower crane cable assembly, ensuring no overloading conditions occur.
Challenge: Crane stability.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors designed a system to alert an operator and prevent crane operation when a crane's load distribution exceeded its ability to perform safely. The solution incorporated force sensors in the complex boom system to measure bending and twisting force, and in the telescopic stabilizer to measure crane load distribution.
Challenge: Safety and load monitoring to prevent catastrophic capsizing or overturning in construction machines, such as telehandlers, aerial work platforms (AWPs), scissor lifts and trucks.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors sensors are installed underneath the AWP basket, which will automatically retract its arm in the event of an overload condition. This critial safety feature prevents machines from capsizing or overturning.