Camera applications are an essential part of Konecranes’ customer solutions. With the help of cameras, the operator can instantly know what is happening several meters away from his location: cameras are able to see what human eyes can’t.
“In automotive industry processes, such as die handling, operation monitoring with cameras is needed in places where it is impossible for the operator to monitor the process details,” explains Marko Piela, Automotive Industry Specialist at Konecranes.
“The benefits of these cameras are very similar to those of rear-view car cameras. They enable the driver to see things they can’t see with their own eyes,” adds Tero Jaakkola, Product Manager of SMARTON® cranes.
Konecranes’ camera applications are highly useful, for example, in handling big loads and having high lifting heights. They can also be of great assistance in operations that require accurate load handling and positioning.
“Live-stream in crane operations is essential to further enhance safety and accurate operations. Situational awareness also increases remarkably and object recognition is made possible,” Piela explains.
Camera applications can also make troubleshooting easier as they enable triggered recordings. This increases productivity and helps to keep the equipment in top condition.
Technology as the key driver of change
There is a high demand for camera applications in many different industries. The technology is used, for example, in waste-to-energy production, in the steel industry and for container handling in ports.
“Cameras are an integral part of the BOXHUNTER container handling crane. This technology relies greatly on the use of cameras to guide operations,” Piela explains.