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WINDCRANE

WINDCRANE gives you full remote access to your wind safety data without the need of any software, unreliable local radio links or office setups.
Combining remote mobile technology with 24/7 web cloud software results in a system that automatically monitors and tracks wind information and alerts you to any important wind safety event 24/7.
All your wind information and individual construction sites and cranes are at your reach from anywhere any time with any Internet connected device.

  • All your sites on a single dashboard with updated status and alerts
  • Individual public displays for individual constructions projects with their own wind statistics
  • Branded displays and mobile phone access on the go
  • Unlimited wind data storage for any future downtime record tracking & H&S checks
  • Custom alerts and remote access for site and crane managers

Available Channels: 1 anemometer, wind direction & temperature (other options available on request)
Data Sampling Rate: 1Hz (Conforms to IEC61400)
Resolution: 0.001Hz for wind speed and 0.3 degree for wind vane
Accuracy: Wind Speed accuracy: better than 100 ppm
Reporting Interval to WINDCRANE web portal: 10 Minutes
Local memory: Over 10 years on Industrial MicroSD card 10 minutes logging
Cloud storage: Unlimited
Data Transfer: Automatic data transfer every 10 minutes to WINDCRANE web portal
Operating bands for GSM WINDCRANE: Quadband (worldwide) – GSM800, DsC1800, GSM850 and DSC1900
Connector: SMA connector for antenna
Operating temperature WINDCRANE Unit: -20°C – 70°C
Power Consumption: Avg 5mA
Sensor Power: Pulsed 3.3 V DC, max 20mA total, 10 millisecond excitation pulse each sample period
Power Supply Options: 110-240 V ac 50-60 Hz or 12v rechargeable battery and PV panel kit
Material: External enclosure: IP67 Copolymer Polypropylene, RTU: Carbon fiber effect ABS
Dimensions: 390 x 300 x 155mm – Weight: 2Kg

Static cranes, also known as Tower Cranes, are the most common types of crane in use in the construction industry and are usually erected on a concrete foundation.

All static cranes should be fitted with anemometers or other wind speed monitoring devices. WINDCRANE™ is a robust solution that is 100% mobile so that it can be used on multiple sites within any time period. WINDCRANE™ accurately measures wind gust, average wind speeds and wind turbulence to IEC-61400 standards; and automatically delivers reports via GSM signals to our online data management web portal.

Users can view accurate, live wind measurements via mobile phone or PC with remote access for site and crane managers, with automatic custom alerts. WINDCRANE™ allows crane operators to make informed decisions on safe levels of operation which ensures that employees are safe and that operations comply with health and safety legislation at all times. This will minimise downtime and the historical data logs can be easily accessed in a convenient format to help settle downtime disputes and claims.

HOW IT WORKS

Wind speed and direction is measured with an anemometer and recorded using our WINDCRANE mobile wind data logger. The kit has two power options – mains power supply or solar panel battery pack. The wind data is remotely sent to our online data management web portal and dashboard display via GSM.

GSM provides the speediest, most reliable and efficient method of data transfer available with no limits on the operational range. Automatic alerts are sent out and users can retrieve and view their data via PC or mobile phone. Data is wirelessly transmitted over the mobile phone connection to the cloud with 24/7 backup. There are no cables, wireless transmitters and receivers involved, offering an efficient and reliable solution with no risk of hardware malfunction.

 

Applications

BRIDGE MONITORING

Bridges are vital components in our infrastructure, providing shorter routes across all types of geological and physical obstacles. However, because bridges are usually high above the ground (or water), it’s vital that both wind speed and wind direction are monitored in order to determine whether or not weather conditions render a bridge unsafe to use at any given time.

High winds often result in a bridge having to be closed to traffic (or high sided vehicles) in order to avoid tragic accidents and costly liability claims. WINDCRANE™ is a robust solution that delivers vital information on both wind speed and wind direction on a round the clock basis. The kit is housed in a rugged, watertight and corrosion-proof enclosure which has a lifetime guarantee and is IP67 rated to comply with legislation. WINDCRANE™ has a limitless operating range via GSM signals and delivers accurate and up to date wind data to our online web portal.

Instant alerts allow users to make informed decisions on health and safety issues and minimise any downtime, offering a cost effective solution. Users are provided with quick and easy access to comprehensive historical data that can be exported in a simple format for use in reports and liability claims.

TRANSPORT SAFETY

Monitoring wind speed and wind direction is a vital issue when it comes to safe transportation. Adverse weather conditions affect all types of transport – private transport, public transport and industrial or business transport. High winds pose a particular threat, especially for tall, high sided vehicles like the lorries that use road systems to deliver goods both nationally and internationally.

WINDCRANE™ offers the ideal solution for monitoring wind speed and direction on our transports systems – on the roads and motorways and on the railways. Road and railway tunnels can be particularly dangerous spots as the restricted space increases the danger of collisions. In some larger tunnels, extractor fans are in use to control wind flow within the confined space. In the event of a fire in a tunnel, live wind measurements are used in order to create zero wind conditions and prevent the spread of the fire.

WINDCRANE™ delivers accurate and reliable live wind measurements to mobile phones and computers via GSM signals and provides instant alerts to enable sensible and effective decisions on health and safety. Users can access a full historical log of events that can be downloaded in a simple format for use in reports and liability claims while the tough and durable IP67 rated kit affords total protection against dust and water immersion for a reliable service at all times.

MARINE PORTS

Marine ports and terminals are essential for the smooth operation of global trade – they operate round the clock for a variety of users and are subject to a wide range of operational risks, physical damage and liability claims. Marine ports and terminals liability insurance covers a range of eventualities, including liabilities for business interruption and losses or damage due to weather conditions.

WINDCRANE™ offers a complete solution when it comes to monitoring and recording wind speeds at ports and harbours – live wind gust, wind speed and wind direction data that can be used to make informed decisions on whether to suspend access to ports and harbours during wild weather conditions.

WINDCRANE™ provides instant alerts via mobile phones and computers over a limitless operating range which help to minimise downtime while still complying with stringent health and safety legislation. Quick and easy access to historical data allows users to export information in an easy format for use on internal and external reports. The kit is robust and durable, IP67 rated to offer total protection against dust and water in a challenging environment.

OUTDOOR EVENTS

Event organisation is a complicated procedure and this is never truer than when it involves outdoor events when the weather presents organisers with the added issue of considering whether or not to cancel. While rain can ruin the enjoyment of any outdoor event, strong winds are likely to make any outdoor event a dangerous procedure for organisers, performers and attendees. This is true whether the event takes place fully in the open air or when marquees and tents are being used to accommodate attendees.

Events such as outdoor concerts (with stages and equipment), trade shows using marquees and tents, social events of all types depend on fair weather in order to proceed as planned. The weather is always changeable and there is never any guarantee that weather forecasts will be truly accurate. It’s often the case that an event will go ahead because the outlook is fair, then the weather changes dramatically for the worse causing added worries and concerns for organisers. While carrying on with the event is preferable most of the time, if high winds are bringing added risks, the event may need to be abandoned or cancelled at a moment’s notice.

Event organisers are ultimately responsible for public safety during events and WINDCRANE™ provides accurate and up to date live wind gust, wind speed and wind direction data. The information provided can be used by event organisers to make an informed decision on whether or not to abandon or cancel an event at any given moment. This means that risks and accidents due to wind damage can be avoided and the safety of the public and event employees can be protected at all times. When weather conditions are changeable, instant alerts via mobile phones and computers can make all the difference in maintaining safety at all times.

WINDCRANE™ is fully flexible and can be removed and remounted in a matter of minutes so that it can easily be used in multiple locations on any site. A full historical back up of wind events will allow event organisers to present loss adjusters with accurate information in a convenient format that can be used to settle any claims and disputes.