SMARTON® Provides a Smarter Way to Lift

March 10, 2010
The SMARTON® is an industry-shaping overhead crane designed to minimize total lifecycle costs and maximize customer productivity. SMARTON® is a rugged and flexible crane built to operate in a range of challenging—and often changing—industrial environments. Depending on the set-up, SMARTON® can lift loads ranging from 30 tons to more than 500 tons. SMARTON® is space-making, maintenance-friendly, adjustable and applicable, reliable, and able to move tons. This robust crane can be used in industrial sectors such as steel handling and warehousing, automotive, general manufacturing, power, workshops, automatic storage systems and mining. SMARTON® is a robust crane that is compact in size. This enables new industrial spaces to be smaller than before, reducing construction costs and heating expenses. The compact structure of SMARTON® provides tight hook approaches, allowing the user to place the load much closer to the wall. A unique, space-saving service platform folds over the trolley to protect the trolley components. All of the crane's service points are located on one side and are easily accessible, as compared to other products on the market which require service points on both sides of the trolley. With its compact design, SMARTON® uses fewer natural resources in its production. Braking energy is fed back into the power grid, reducing energy consumption and energy costs by up to one third. In addition, SMARTON® is made of 98% recyclable material. The crane monitors its own condition and recommends when and what kinds of inspections or preventive maintenance should be performed. SMARTON® keeps track of work cycles and predicts the remaining safe operating lifetime of the various components. SMARTON® features an intelligent, yet easy-to-use Human Interface to Machine (HIM) system that keeps the user continuously up-to-date on load weight and its position relative to the available workspace. The HIM implementation tool makes it easy to understand the features of the device and speeds up user training. Error detection diagnostics instruct the user on how to deal with any problems. Additionally, the crane operator can program working cycles to boost productivity.