AMCS technologies has recently equipped a Potain MD 175 tower crane with its DCS 60 zoning system at a construction site of a storage silo at the autonomous port of Jarry Baie-Mahault in Guadeloupe. Relying on its local representative, the Karaibes Levage Services Technologies (KLST), it was the first time that one of the company’s devices was installed on the island.
The system installed in Guadeloupe manages the prohibited overflight areas (for the load or the jib) and the crane’s working space limitations. The device makes it possible to quickly create prohibited zones in 3 dimensions directly on the screen by associating geometric shapes with perimeters and / or static obstacles (building, schools, railways, etc.).
The system operates in real time and in 3-dimensions to calculate the distances between each crane component as well as movement speed. It enables action to be taken on equipped mechanisms to ensure complete immobilization of the crane at a pre-set distance from a particular obstacle.