Hands-free balancing act

31 January 2019

Brisbane, Australia, headquartered Universal Cranes is the first company to use Verton’s new gyroscope-based R-series remote load management system, which removes the need for taglines to steady a load.

The R-series can be applied to suspended loads of all sizes and across numerous industries, including engineering, construction, general cargo shipping, resource development, defence and mining.

Verton, also based in Brisbane, developed the R-series, the world’s first remote load-management system, to eliminate the need for human-held taglines to control suspended loads, thereby significantly improving safety and productivity for crane operations.

Universal Cranes Group managing director Albert Smith said crane operations currently require workers to collect and guide the taglines, which increases the risk of serious or fatal workplace incidents.

"We’re very excited to be able to use the R-series load-management system, which we believe will dramatically reduce the risk of accidents by ensuring no human contact is required for managing suspended loads,” Smith said.

“With the R-series, tagline use and associated workloads are removed. Workers will no longer be near or under moving loads.”