How wind data can improve tower crane safety and productivity

By Murray Pollok26 October 2021

Eduardo Estelles, Managing Director of UK-based Windcrane, will use the International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference on 2 December to highlight new approaches to the use of crane wind speed data, providing benefits for the entire supply chain, from crane rental companies to contractors and clients.

Estelles, whose company has been selling sophisticated wind monitoring and transmission systems for several years, told International Cranes and Specialized Transport; “Having a centralised wind data source, provided by a third-party, independent supplier, can create safe sites and satisfied customers.”

Eduardo Estelles, Managing Director of Windcrane.

He thinks there is often a gap in the tower crane industry between the raw wind data and its interpretation for operational purposes. For that gap to be bridged, he said, data needs to be presented in a straightforward, concise way.

“How different parties interpret the data can be different”, said Estelles, “It becomes easier if you standardise the presentation of the data and convert that into operational data. Then there is no margin for different interpretations.”

Windcrane’s equipment is being used on multiple crane sites around the UK, including on the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

Estelles will also look at some other benefits of modern wind monoitoring systems. He said historic data from existing tower cranes can be used to generate predictive models for future projects, allowing crane rental companies and contractors to be more accurate in their tendering.

In addition, energy monitoring devices can be fitted to the wind montoring system allowing crane owners to measure precisely how much energy their crane is using.

This, in turn, can allow rental companies or contractors to downsize the power connection they need on site, reducing costs.

Estelles is one of the speakers at the International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference in Nice, France on 1 and 2 December. For more details, visit www.khl-itc.com.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, Access, Lift & Handlers Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Featured Training From Easybook
NYC SST Online Training

The clock is ticking… Construction workers in New York City – have you fulfilled your required Site Safety Training (SST)? Get your SST card online now

Latest Events
SAIA early bird rates end soon
The SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition attendee early bird rates expire May 31, exhibitor space limited
Two-day access and rental event set for September
The ALH Conference and IPAF Innovate workshop have combined forces to offer two days of education and networking for the access and rental industries
First speakers for ALH Conference announced
Larry Silber, president and CEO of Herc Rentals, to keynote ALH Conference, Sept. 29 in Chicago
Off-Highway Research

The gold standard in market research

Off-Highway Research offers a library of more than 200 regularly updated reports, providing forensic detail on key aspects of the construction equipment industry.

Our detailed insights and expert analyses are used by over 500 of the world’s largest and most successful suppliers, manufacturers and distributers, to inform their strategic plans and deliver profitable growth.

Click here to visit our website

CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Lindsey Anderson Editor, Access, Lift & Handlers Tel: +1 312 929 4409 E-mail: lindsey.anderson@khl.com
Tony Radke Sales Manager Tel: +1 480 478 6302 E-mail: tony.radke@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA