Anti-collision system used on London build
By Christian Shelton23 August 2018
French company AMCS Technologies (AMCS) installed anti-collision and zoning systems on three tower cranes cranes working on the prestigious 70 St Mary’s Axe office project in London, which is better known by the nickname the ‘can of ham’ due to its shape.
AMCS Technologies installed its DCS 60 driving control system on: a Wolff 224B, a Wolff 180B, and a Wolff 166B. According to AMCS, in addition to anti-collision and zoning functionality, the system works as a display unit and data logger.
The ‘can of ham’ job site in central London
Adam Blakeley, lifting operations manager at international construction company Mace Group (which is is building the office building and started on site in June 2018), said, “The DCS 60 allowed the crane operator to work closer to the opposite crane and did not interfere with the lifting operations. The screen in the operator’s cab is clear and precise. The anti-collision function can be set up very quickly and the DCS 60 continually saves the crane’s movements and all parameters. They can be logged, downloaded and shared by email, facilitating crane maintenance.”
“We used the AMCS as it was the customer’s preference and we were impressed with the features. There have been no reported issues and the system has performed as required,” added Julian Dyer, senior sales manager at HTC Wolffkran, whose cranes the systems were installed on.