A group of 20 tower cranes working on construction projects on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island have been equipped with AMCS technologies’ DCS 60 anti-collision and zoning system for safe operation.
According to AMCS technologies, the group of cranes comprises 16 Potain MCT205 and two Potain MC175 units, as well as two Raimondi MRT294 models.
The DCS 60 system supplied by AMCS operates in real time and in three dimensions to calculate the distances between each crane component as well as movement speed. It enables action to be taken on equipped mechanisms to ensure complete immobilisation of a crane at a pre-set distance from a particular obstacle.
The DCS 60 system applies a security envelope around the jib in proportion to the speed of slewing of the crane. Another security envelope is applied around the cable proportionate to the speed of movement of the trolley.
These measures enable the cranes to work without risk for higher on-site productivity. The system also makes it easy for the crane operator by displaying all the parameters needed to drive the machine.
The projects the DCS 60-equipped cranes are working on include the Yas Arena, a new place of 18,000 seats dedicated to concerts and sport events. It will also include more than 50 cafés and restaurants, 20 shops, a cinema, a beach club, and two hotels.
The large Water’s Edge residential project is another Yas Island worksite where the cranes are working. The project features residential buildings, its own waterfront promenade and a pier. Work started on the Yas Island projects in December 2017 and one part is expected to be delivered at the end of this year, said AMCS.