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Laser collision avoidance system protects overhead cranes

Cattron Group International, a leading global manufacturer of remote control products and professional services for the industrial, mining, commercial mobile and railroad markets, is featuring its Laser Collision Avoidance System (LCAS), which contains advanced laser technology to ensure overhead cranes and hoists do not collide with end walls or other overhead equipment.  

"LCAS uses retroreflective Class I laser technology, which can detect either stationary or moving objects," said Jeremy Pearson, Sales Director, North America Material Handling. "Unlike some other products on the market, everything is in one enclosure. Set up is easy and most of it can be done on the floor before taking it up to the crane so down time is kept to a minimum."  

The field adjustable LCAS can be programmed for alarm, slowed or stopped at any user-selected distance.  With a range of 50 meters (164 feet), the device can sense distance changes as little as 3.0 mm (0.12 inches). The alarm output of LCAS is activated whenever a unit detects any target moving within its set warning distance giving operators sufficient time to take corrective action before a costly collision can occur.  

"When you consider the costs of repairing cranes that have been in collisions and factor in the additional costs to production because of equipment downtime, you can see why LCAS systems are so essential for equipment and personnel safety," Pearson said.  

Additional LCAS features include continuous fault monitoring, input voltage from 100 to 240 VAC, solid state control outputs with optical isolation to 4000 volts, and a single standard NEMA 4X (IP66) enclosure with optional internal heater for cold temperature applications. Complete specifications are available on the company's website or by calling the phone number below.  

With over 60 years of radio frequency (RF) and industrial remote control experience, Cattron Group companies have a total installed base of over 125,000 remote control systems throughout the world.  Its products are suitable for all industries including railroads, construction, shipyards, mining, aerospace, steel, military, agriculture, shipping, material handling, utility vehicles and many more.  

The Cattron Group International subsidiary companies have operations in the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Brazil and Europe, and are supported by an extensive sales and distribution network throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.  World Headquarters are located at 58 West Shenango St., Sharpsville, PA, 16150, USA.  More information on the company and its products is available by calling +1 (724) 962-3571 or on the Internet at www.cattrongroup.com .  

Press release issued by Cattron - a unit of Laird Technologies on February 19, 2008


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Cattron - a unit of Laird Technologies Materials Handling Equipment, Cranes


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