Truck Mounted Crane
This truck-mounted crane handles a variety of lifting requirements for a service technician. In its initial configuration this machine utilized basic hydraulic controls with limited proportional functions which caused undue boom stress loads and the inability to perform multiple proportional functions at the same time. The radio remote control did not provide any feedback information, and was not scalable to meet unique user demands.
GS Global Resources (GSGR) greatly improved the performance, productivity and safety of this truck-mounted crane by implementing a total machine control system which is scalable to meet the specific needs of each user. The range of functionality extends from an advanced proportional control system up to an industry leading CAN control system with a crane-specific load management system. Application-specific software calculates safe operating limits so the boom is not overextended and operational limits of the machine are not exceeded. The diagnostic system allows for monitoring all aspects of the machine functions, including outrigger positions, engine performance, winch status, and proportional outputs. The diagnostic system provides preventive maintenance indication, error event logging and messaging. An innovative last wrap indicator is optional on the winch and provides an added measure of safety and performance enhancement not previously utilized in the industry. The radio remote control system designed and supplied by GSGR in collaboration with our supplier, now provides feedback that is scalable to meet the demands of the unique applications needs.