Wireless Load Monitors Boost Crane Safety

December 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/4/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 22, p27
Trade Publication
The article focuses on wireless electronic safety devices inside cranes that improve job site communication in the U.S. construction industry. Wireless monitors and limiters are common retrofits for older cranes. According to Load Systems International Inc. President Dave Smith, the units come precalibrated. Many have questioned the safety of wireless load monitors, but the controls are turning out to be more reliable than mechanical ones because of fewer moving parts, as explained by risk-control specialist Dave Ritchie.


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