Position Detection, Anti-Collision and Measurement Data Capture Systems for Cranes

Automation, transport and production process automation and reliable operations

Gantry Crane in the Container Terminal
Overhead Crane in the Industry
Mobile Crane on the Construction Site


Crane systems are used around the world by a variety of industries to transport goods and cargo for production processes, warehouse and logistics operations. The conditions under which these cranes must operate are often very harsh and that places high demands on any sensor technology that needs to be installed. Typical operating environments include long distances, severe dust and smoke and extreme temperatures and weather.

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Collision Avoidance of Cranes at Different Heights

The Power of Radar: Crane Anti-Collision with LPR®-1D24

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Symeo sensors, developed especially for these demanding requirements, are based on years of experience with industrial environments and crane systems. The Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) are suitable for any type of crane, whether it's overhead cranes used in steel manufacturing, portal cranes at container terminals or tower cranes deployed at construction sites. Symeo Local Positioning Radar and GPS systems enable reliable goods tracking, automated crane operation and safe equipment operation.

Symeo supplies precise LPR® radar sensors, satellite-based localization systems, as well as complete solutions including software for:

Typical applications include:

  • Crane anti-skewing control
  • Position detection to determine crane coordinates for process automation systems
  • Sensor technology and software solutions for anti-collision system
  • Position detection for automated crane operation
  • Monitoring the lifting height of crane hooks
  • Anti-sway systems
  • Capture and WiFi-independent transmission of measurement data

We'll be happy to help you find the right solution for your specific application.

Reference Examples
APM Terminals
Deman nv
Hoesch Hohenlimburg GmbH
Rail Cargo Austria AG
Rotterdam ShortSea Terminals B.V. (RST)
Salzgitter AG
Severstal International
Tata Steel
voestalpine Stahl
Wuppermann AG

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