12 May 2008

Rayco-Wylie Systems will introduce a new rated capacity indicator at the ConExpo exhibition in March.

The i3500 was borne out of the company’s i3000, which “provides at-a-glance interactive information of crane configuration and all essential parameters of operation,• says the company. Frank Beardsley, Rayco-Wylie technical director, said the i3500 has advanced optional features such as data collection and remote transmission. “The system is extremely flexible. Owners can add such options as data logging, hook height, rope speed and range limiting.”

“The best example is what it can do for crane rental companies,• he added. The system can integrate its own crane lifting information with the existing crane CanBus network and transmit the combined data, including GPS location, to the fleet manager.

Information is transmitted via satellite to an email address and accessible via the Rayco-Wylie server from almost any country in the world.“This is an indispensable tool for any fleet manager as this will permit a better assessment of crane utilisation and will improve the maintenance cycles of each crane. Knowing where your cranes are, how much they are lifting and exactly when the leased running time reached are just the beginning of what the real time fleet management can provide.”

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