Smart phone crane control
By Euan Youdale09 January 2012
Fassi will launch its human-machine interface (HMI) system in the coming months, said the Italian loader crane manufacturer.
The internationally patented system is capable of interfacing with the Italy-based articulated loader crane company's cranes via the latest generation smart phones.
Among the HMI's features is the ability to use remote black box diagnosis. The user can also set parameters for remote control levers and see rapid analysis and interpretation of crane use statistics. The system also configures with Fassi Geo Locator to reach Fassi support centres quickly and enable crane interface using an advanced graphic display, said the company, providing immediate data readings.
"The goal is to make the crane as easy and safe to use as possible, maximising system efficiencies for rapid analysis and interpretation of information, especially in light of the projected increase in functions required for managing today's systems," said a company spokesman.