Crane monitoring

Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems

Monitoring crane systems

Monitoring crane systems using measurement technology is of great relevance for safety and efficiency in various areas such as construction sites, industrial plants or ports. By using measurement technology, important parameters such as the load, stability or position of the crane can be permanently monitored. This enables potential hazards to be identified at an early stage and accidents to be avoided. In addition, monitoring enables optimal utilization of the crane systems, as possible overloads or underloads can be detected. The precise measurement and analysis of the data enables better resource planning and better maintenance of the crane systems, which leads to greater efficiency and cost savings. Overall, the monitoring of crane systems using measurement technology is therefore an indispensable system for ensuring the safety, efficiency and performance of these systems.

A crane is a complex system consisting of many different components. Constant availability, low operating costs and high productivity are expected. This justifies the use of a monitoring system such as the ProfiMessage. This enables the continuous monitoring of condition and wear on the one hand and precise fault analysis in the event of malfunctions on the other. Depending on the requirements, digital and analog signals are recorded and stored independently in the Message device. The partitionable memory allows the differentiation of fault data with pre- and post-trigger as well as long-term data for condition monitoring. The crane data is read out via UMTS access, WLAN or USB stick and stored with ProfiSignal evaluated.

Application highlights of crane monitoring

  • Time-synchronous acquisition of fast analog and digital signals
  • Condition monitoring and fault analysis independently in one device
  • No PC required on site, simple data readout via USB stick
  • Data transmission via WLAN, UMTS router or network possible
  • Understandable, quick evaluation of data with logic analysis and trend

Practical example of crane monitoring

Monitoring and installation for container cranes

In one port, the container cranes are equipped with ProfiMessage devices in order to use the data obtained to increase the availability of the cranes and make it easier to plan the necessary maintenance intervals. Measured values that are recorded include motor power consumption and temperatures, vibrations and travel distances. The software channels in the device allow functions such as the operating hours counter, online analysis of measured values and their statistical processing. Integrated limit value and logic channels can also be used to send alarms and messages if values are exceeded. The processed data can be used to optimize and plan maintenance intervals. Expensive consequential damage is avoided through early fault and wear detection.

Typical areas of application
of the crane monitoring

  • Fault analysis on industrial overhead cranes
  • Wear monitoring of crane systems
  • Development of crane maintenance plans through data analysis
  • Monitoring of system symmetries
  • Monitor the travel and operating ranges of the cranes
  • Fault detection on control and power components
  • Maintenance planning for container crane systems

Hardware and software for your measurement and testing solution

Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
Loggito
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiSignal Go
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
Expert Logger
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiSignal Basic
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiMessage D.
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiSignal Klicks
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
Expert Vibro
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiSignal 20 Go
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
Expert Transient
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiSignal 20 Basic
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
ProfiMessage
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
Delphin Data Center
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
Expert Key
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
LoggitoLab
Wear monitoring and fault analysis on crane systems
LogMessage 5000
Loggito

Flexible, scalable and expandable solution for seamless data acquisition and monitoring

The Loggito device is a compact data logger system designed for the acquisition and recording of measurement data. It has a variety of analog and digital inputs to connect different sensors and signals. The device records the data with high accuracy and stores it on an internal memory or external storage media such as SD cards.

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ProfiSignal Go

Data acquisition and analysis

With ProfiSignal Go you can display online data from the Message and Expert hardware in diagram form. Numerous analysis functions, such as zoom, cursor, movable axes, flags, ASCII export and calculation channels, enable fast display of measured values and post-processing.

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Expert Logger

Precisely record, autonomously store, automatically transmit and evaluate measured values.

The FPGA-based Expert Logger device is particularly powerful and enables the processing of up to 46 analogue input channels, both at low and high sampling rates. Measured values can be precisely recorded, autonomously stored and automatically transferred to the internet or PC via USB, LAN or WLAN and evaluated.

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ProfiSignal Basic

Operating and monitoring

ProfiSignal Basic combines the functions of ProfiSignal Go with operating and monitoring elements of process visualisations, e.g. digital and analogue displays, switches, buttons and signal lamps. With Basic, you can create everything from simple visualisation diagrams to complex visualisation systems.

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ProfiMessage D.

Modular measuring, monitoring and automation in one device.

The ProfiMessage D device is a state-of-the-art data logger system that has been specially developed for industrial data acquisition and analysis. It offers a wide range of functions such as the recording and storage of measurement data, monitoring of process parameters and alarms in the event of deviations.

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ProfiSignal Klicks

Automate and control

ProfiSignal Klicks supplements ProfiSignal Basic with functions for process automation. Structural diagrams for mapping the process as well as a script language (completely operable with the mouse) enable even the non-informatician to create complex test stand and automation applications with automatic report generation.

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Expert Vibro

State-of-the-art processor technology and extreme precision for vibration measurement.

The Expert Vibro device is a powerful vibration analysis device that has been specially developed for monitoring and analyzing machine and system conditions. It enables vibration data to be recorded and evaluated in order to detect potential problems or signs of wear at an early stage.

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ProfiSignal 20 Go

Fast project planning and analysis of measurement data

With ProfiSignal 20 Go you can visualise your measurement data in just a few steps, both online and offline, in various diagram types, monitor, analyse, archive as a measurement file or export directly in the appropriate file format.

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Expert Transient

Intelligent data recorder for synchronous recording of transient and periodic events.

The Expert Transient device enables the recording and evaluation of transient signals over a certain period of time and provides important information for the optimization of processes and systems. The device is characterized by its high accuracy, fast sampling rate and simple operation.

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ProfiSignal 20 Basic

Visualisation and operation

With ProfiSignal 20 Basic you can create individual diagrams using a wide range of operating and monitoring elements. Both continuous processes (e.g. production data acquisition) and discontinuous measurement tasks (e.g. test measurements) can be visualised, operated and monitored without any programming effort. You can create the operating and monitoring diagrams by assembling and configuring the prefabricated elements.

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ProfiMessage

Modular system for use as a measuring, control and monitoring device.

The ProfiMessage devices are a modular, expandable and easy-to-use system for measurement data acquisition, monitoring and automation of machines, systems or test benches. ProfiMessage can be used wherever measured values need to be recorded quickly, precisely and electrically isolated, as well as intelligently pre-processed or monitored.

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Delphin Data Center

Central measurement data management

The Delphin Data Center is the solution used for the worldwide measurement networking and control of plants, machines and test stands.

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Expert Key

PC-supported data acquisition and test stand

The Expert Key device is a measuring and control device that can be used in various applications. It enables the acquisition and evaluation of measurement data as well as the control of processes. The device has various interfaces and can be connected to a wide range of sensors and actuators. It is often used in automation technology, mechanical engineering and research.

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LoggitoLab

Compact and flexible measurement data laboratory with precision measurement technology.

The LoggitoLab device is ideal for use in laboratory environments, research projects, quality control and other applications where precise data acquisition and analysis is required. It offers a reliable and user-friendly solution for monitoring and recording measurement data.

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LogMessage 5000

Test stand for measurements with potential using an internal data memory.

The LogMessage device is a powerful data logger system designed for the reliable acquisition and recording of measurement data. It offers a variety of analog and digital inputs to connect different sensors and signals. The device records the data with high accuracy and saves it to an internal memory or external storage media.

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