Container-handling cranes in busy British seaports operate around the clock. Sensors on each hoist carriage detect its position with respect to the crane structure and prevent it travelling outside preset limits. Mechanical play in the hoist carriage allows a small amount of lateral drift as it travels along the crane structure. Adequate sensing distance is essential to prevent the sensor colliding with the crane structure.
• Reliable sensing of hoist-carriage position in a busy container seaport
• Significant reduction in crane downtime
• Marked decrease in maintenance costs for replacement sensors
Advantages of C44 inductive sensor
• Sensing distances up to 20 mm in industry-standard 40 x 40 mm housing