TITLE

Wireless Load Monitors Boost Crane Safety

PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/4/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 22, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23494138

 

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